DATES: 18/05/2023 - 21/05/2023
OPENING TIMES: Thur 10am - 5pm; Fri 10am - 7pm; Sat 10am - 8pm; Sun 11am - 5pm
VENUE: Outside The Glass Works, Barnsley, S70 1GW
REQUIRED STALLS: Food produce, catering & alcohol exhibitors, trade exhibitors
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FREE ADMISSION TO VISITORS attending the family festival.

Anticipated Visitor numbers based on previous footfall count: 40,000 over 4 days.

Venue Overview:

The Glass Works in Barnsley is a 200 million pound, modern, contemporary retail and leisure destination, which compliments the traditions of Barnsley’s historic markets and reflects the famous Barnsley spirit, all located in the heart of the town centre.

At the heart of the development, the Glass Works Square significantly enhances the accessibility and connectivity of the town centre by providing direct access to and from the Transport Interchange, as well as creating a high-quality and attractive public space for events, where people can enjoy, meet and relax in.

Event Overview:

2022, witnessed the much-anticipated return of a Food Festival to Barnsley town centre. The Flavours Food Festival proved to be a huge hit with visitors, with footfall up over 40% and dwell time for visitors increasing to over 2 1/2 hours. Barnsley Council have since been voted the 'Best Local Authority - Events Team 2022' at the NOEA Awards Evening (National Outdoor Events Association). 2023 will continue the long-term vision of Barnsley Council for the Flavours Food Festival to be a signature event for the borough based upon market research undertaken as part of the 2022 festival. This endorsed the high demand for a food and drink festival within the town centre.

The Glass Works and wider town centre also benefits from ample parking and a centralised public transport hub - off street parking on Saturday and Sundays is free for the first three hours.

Food Festivals Ltd have been commissioned by the Council to host a Food and Drink Festival during the dates of 18th - 21st May. The festival will comprise of food product stalls, food and drink concessions (a limited number) and a festival cookery demonstration area which will also be used for entertainment and live music.

With the event being in a town centre, and on hard standing areas, it is imperative that marquees are secured correctly, thus marquees will be provided for product and trade exhibitors. Security will also be on site for the duration of the set-up and event.

Opening times for exhibitors:
Thursday: 10am - 5pm

Friday 10am - 7pm

Saturday: 10am - 8pm

Sunday: 11am - 5pm