Wirral Food & Drink Festival is coming as part of its Borough of Culture Year

The all-new Wirral Food & Drink Festival has been announced as a delicious addition to Wirral’s year as Borough of Culture for Liverpool City Region.


Wirral Food & Drink Festival will take place from Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 September in Birkenhead Park, with elements curated by nationally renowned Wirral-born chef, Paul Askew of The Art School Restaurant.

Watch as our Pete Price joins Paul Askew in Birkenhead Park to get all the information you need.

The Festival will bring together an abundance of of local producers and celebrity chefs from Wirral and beyond to create a two-day gastronomic experience for food and drink lovers in Birkenhead Park. Set against the backdrop of one of Wirral’s most celebrated and beautiful Green Flag parks, the event is not to be missed with something for all the family alongside fantastic art and entertainment and the mouth-watering array of food and drink on offer.

The Festival will be the culinary highlight of Wirral Borough of Culture 2019 and will take its place among a stellar line-up for autumn of culture, sport, innovation and food and drink which will continue to put Wirral on the map – including the OVO Energy Tour of Britain and other incredible events which are still to be announced.

Lucy Barrow, Assistant Director for Culture & Visitor Economy at Wirral Council commented: “Wirral’s status as a foodie destination is well-known and we’re delighted to be bringing the Festival to Birkenhead Park in September as part of our Borough of Culture year. Working alongside with such respected culinary talent as Paul Askew, this Festival will show what an exceptional gastronomic offer we have here in Wirral – from our brilliant local producers to homegrown talent.”

The Borough of Culture initiative was introduced by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and is designed to encourage cultural activities across the region.

Paul Askew, Chef Patron of The Art School Restaurant added: “I am absolutely delighted to be playing a part in the Festival which will be a special showcase of what we have to offer from field to fork. In 2019, when the eyes of the region and beyond are on Wirral, I want us to shout about our wonderful food and drink culture, our reputation for quality produce and our fantastic natural assets and to make sure we embrace this great opportunity to introduce the Festival to residents and visitors and to build a fantastic legacy through this becoming a future annual event.”

More information will be released soon. Any producers or traders who would like to be part of Wirral Food & Drink Festival should contact cultureteam@wirral.gov.uk to register their interest.


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