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Flavours Food Festival 2019

by Food Festivals Ltd (80 exhibitors, 10000 visitors)

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19 – 20 October 2019

On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October you are invited to join us for the fourth Flavours Food Festival, set in the historic conservation village of Elsecar.

Opening times of the festival are:

Saturday 10am - 6pm 

Sunday  10am - 5pm 

The village, attracting over 440,000 visitors a year, is rich in history and character. Today it is home to a series of independent craftsmen and retailers as well as a heritage railway. The site is located a mere 2 miles from junction 36 of the M1 and is well signposted

This spectacular two day event will see the unique historical site transformed into a bustling food and drink and market, offering a wide variety of tasty treats and creative displays.

Alongside stalls and street food, there will also be a cookery demonstration theatre positioned outside the Ironworks.  Currently, the following chefs have been booked and will perform a certain amount of demonstrations on both days:

Saturday & Sunday:

Jean Christophe Novelli  - http://­www.­je­anc­hris­top­heno­vel­li.­com/  

Other local chefs from the area will also get involved in demonstrations.

With seating for over 100 people in the old Boathouse outside the Ironworks, visitors will have the opportunity to watch all the cookery demonstrations.

Inside the Ironworks, the versatile events space, approximately 70 local and national food producers will set out their wares.  Here, visitors can browse, sample and even begin their Christmas shopping. 

At the back of the Old Works Yard there will be a large selection of tempting street food. This area will be open until 6pm on Saturday so visitors can enjoy live music, craft ale, prosecco, cocktails and street food.  

Set in over an acre of land, the site was originally the colliery for the 1795 Wentworth estate. The Elsecar Ironworks, built by John and William Darwin & Co., were originally situated near outcrops of ironstone towards the back of the Centre – you can still see the ruins of these buildings today. The site is also home to the mighty Newcomen Beam Engine, described as the most important piece of industrial heritage in the world and one of the finest surviving legacies of the Industrial Revolution. Built in 1795, it is the oldest steam engine still in its original location and once moved vast amounts of water to stop the colliery tunnels below from becoming flooded.

Parking is free, and there is a visitor charge of £5 per person (Under 14's go FREE).  This allows entry to the Food Festival only and includes all demonstrations.

Tickets available via Eventbrite (www.­eventbrite.­co.­uk/­e/­flavours-food-festival-2019-tickets-56037124548)

Or alternatively through any one of the 5 Barnsley Museums shops.


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Exhibitor Information:

We are looking for exhibitors specialising in the following categories:

  • Food and Beverage products (Ironworks area)
  • Street Food  (Outside area)
  • Food related businesses (Ironworks area)
  • Catering businesses  (Outside area)
  • Street entertainers / musicians (roaming)

All exhibitors inside the Ironworks will provide their own 3m x 3m marquee or have the option to hire a 6ft x 2ft table.  Exhibitors booking outside of the Ironworks are expected to provide their own marquee or trailer as well as tables. 

Opening times are:  Saturday 10am - 6pm and Sunday 10am - 5pm

Marquees are to be of good solid construction, weighted down correctly.  They must also be fire retardant to the current BS standard. 

Exhibitors need to provide a risk assessment and a copy of their public liability insurance.  If booking a space outside of the Ironworks, the risk assessment must address fire safety and the method of anchoring the marquee down. 

Each vendor is responsible for providing their own fire extinguisher and fire blanket (if applicable)

Prices quoted are for 2 days of trading in total.  VAT of 20% will be added.

Other information about the day:

Alongside the food and drink stalls, there will be:

  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Book signing  
  • Live music
  • Entertainment

Final details of set-up will be emailed to you by the 5 October 2019.  


Size / Qty
Ironworks - Indoors. Product Exhibitors Only
Trestle Table Stand
Includes 1 6ft x 2ft trestle table. No gas cooking allowed within the Ironworks
£110 +20% VAT
3m x 3m Marquee Stand
Space made for Exhibitor to trade out of their own 3m x 3m marquee. No tables provided. No gas cooking allowed within the Ironworks
£170 +20% VAT
Power Supply
Socket outlet 500w (2 amp maximum). For use for laptops, small TV & DVD players & fridges. One 4-way extension block with a maximum 2 metre lead can be used on each 500w socket outlet
£40 +20% VAT
6ft x 2ft table. Price is for the 2 days hire
£10 +20% VAT
Catering / Alcohol
Dimensions of Catering Pitch
Electrics for Catering / Alcohol
Please specify on your form what electrical items you will be bringing.
£80 +20% VAT
Trade / Other Exhibitors
Trade Exhibitors
3m x 3m outside space available.
£250 +20% VAT
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