Date(s) - 13/08/2022 - 14/08/2022
Location link - Maryport Center
The county’s favourite food festival returns to Maryport this summer for a two-day extravaganza of local flavours and family fun.
The Taste Cumbria ‘Taste of the Sea’ event takes place in the pretty harbour town on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August 2022 and its main sponsor this year is Maryport Town Council.
Over both days, there will be a producers’ market at the top of Senhouse Street and, down on the harbourside, there will be a hot food court, drinks tent, live music and a picnic field next to the Shiver Me Timbers play area. That area will also be used to promote fish and seafood from Maryport and other harbour towns in the area, alongside the young entrepreneurs’ market.
There will also be chefs’ demonstrations and a children’s fairground and face painters, with Rainbow Wishes Foundation putting on extra activities, as well as a new treasure hunt, with clues created by the primary and junior schools with thanks to ‘Little Pictures’ workshops. Throughout the town, pubs and eateries will be getting involved with entertainment during the day and evening.
Maryport Rugby Club will host a comedy night on Saturday, with tickets being announced shortly. There will also be a Cake Off Competition for budding bakers to show off their skills.
Maryport Town Council is the main sponsor of this year’s Taste Maryport festival. Maryport’s Mayor Peter Kendall said: “We loved seeing the streets thronged with smiling people last year and we hope that this event is even bigger and better. We want everyone to see what a beautiful place this is and keep them coming back, time after time.
“We hope that Maryport’s businesses will really get behind it too. This is an exciting time for the town, with lots of investment starting to make its mark on our attractions and landscape. Come and see what we have to offer.”
Councillor Mike Johnson, leader of Allerdale Borough Council, the organisers of the event, said: “We held a Taste Cumbria festival in Maryport for the first time last year and it was an amazing success. Independent research showed it brought more than half a million pounds into the local economy and it brought people together after a year of lockdowns.
“We put our festivals in the heart of our towns so that our businesses can benefit from the additional footfall. We add in family entertainment that everyone can enjoy. And we make sure they are a showcase for the county through the wealth of fabulous food and drink on offer.”
Trader pitches are still available for the Producers’ Market and hot food court. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will be given to Allerdale and other Cumbrian producers but we welcome enquiries from other areas. To submit your application for this event, please click on the booking form here.
Young entrepreneurs – FREE stalls available
We want to hear from those who have a small, independent business or who make, bake and create as an aside to school or college. Whether you are a baking whiz, create unique pieces of art or have green fingers, we would love to showcase your talents and support your business. If you are between 16 – 25 years old and would like to take part in one of our events please email email@example.com with your name, age and product information. A pitch space, gazebos and tables will be provided free of charge.