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Food festival too popular

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier

Festival ScenesBy Dean Taylor

The popularity of this year’s Lions Food and Wine Festival was such that some stallholders ran out of supplies.

Organiser Allen Rounthwaite estimates a total crowd of between 3500 and 4000 people visited the festival during the day. He says the second event was defintely bigger and better than the first, and everyone was positive about the success, apart from running low on supplies. He says that is a lesson for the future.

This year featured a wider range of wines, beers and food, more tables and seating, plus more entertainment, activities for children and demonstrations from working blacksmith James Vissers.

Mr Rounthwaite says the live music, good weather and relaxed atmosphere all contributed to the success of the event.

A number of exhibitors have already indicated their interest in being part of next year’s festival.