A new Street Food Festival has been given the go ahead by the Town Council to take place on Saturday 20 May and organised by Blue Collar Street Food. The event will take place in conjunction with the second Visit Henley Day that day, being organised by Henley Town Council on Market Place.
Blue Collar Street Food (BCSF) has a proven track record in delivering similar events and working with Reading Borough Council in organising a successful weekly food market. The ethos behind the concept is for BCSF to involve local restaurants and traders alongside street traders, thus creating a community event that brings locals and visitors into the town.
The Street Food Festival will take place on Hart Street (Hart Street will be closed and traffic diversions in place) between 10am to 11pm.
Local food and drink traders will be offered discounted rates and BCSF have said that they would be sensitive to the established restaurants and cafes in town when booking the type of food stalls.
As well as food, there will be the opportunity for local musicians to perform at the event. It is hoped that youngsters who will be performing at the Music on the Meadows event in July will showcase their talents and promote the event.
Visit Henley Day proved successful last year as great way of showcasing the best of local festivals, events and attractions with exhibition stalls from River & Rowing Museum, Stonor Park, Trad Boat Festival, Fawley Steam Fair, Henley Literary and Henley Festival.
Helen Barnett, Henley Town Manager said, “This will be a fabulous addition to the festivals held in Henley. We hope that the Street Food Festival will help to attract people to see the festivals, charities and community element which will be showcasing all the amazing events in Henley this year and promoting the activities and venues in the area.”
Contact Blue Collar Street Food if you’d like to book a stall at http://www.bluecollarreading.co.uk/index.html or Helen Barnett if you’d like to be part of Visit Henley at H.Barnett@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk