Woking Food & Drink Festival
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the second Woking Food & Drink Festival in Jubilee Square. The event, which was three times larger than last year, featured 60 high quality food and drink stalls, live culinary demonstrations courtesy of Tante Marie and other local businesses, a hog roast, a baking competition and cookery courses for schoolchildren, as well as live music and performances from the Phoenix Cultural Centre.
On arriving at Jubilee Square I was surprised by just how many people the festival had attracted to Woking. Retailers at the Peacock Centre and Wolsey Place have said that footfall over the three day period increased by as much as 35,000 people, giving a tremendous boost to the local economy. The festival also adds to the growing and diverse range of entertainment, cultural, culinary and social events in Woking’s calendar, helping further establish our reputation as a borough where people come to live, work and shop.
I would extend my congratulations to all the businesses, sponsors and council employees who helped make this year’s event happen – thanks for all your hard work.