Burscough Wharf Food and Drink Festival

Burscough Wharf is really getting into its stride with a number of events to accentuate its charms.  The new development of a retail, dining and leisure community situated on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal has attracted a lot of business owners with their various contributions, and now the developers have another good idea.

The very first Burscough Wharf Food and Drink Festival will be taking place this Sunday, and the initial response has been very enthusiastic.  According to the Wharf’s manager, Ray Eckersley, the hope is that it will turn into an ongoing annual event.  The first one has shaped up to be a great day out, and more than 30 exhibitors from all corners of Lancashire will be on hand in the Courtyard to showcase some very tasty wares.

A delicious array of comestibles from wine and beer to cakes and jam will be on display for the sampling pleasure of visitors.  Celebrity chef Tom Bridge will offer live demonstrations, and in another celebrity appearance the representative for “Jamie at Home” will show off his latest collection.

As part of the emphasis on community involvement, there will be an innovative event called the Scarecrow Trail.  For the next two weeks, kids and adults who enter the competition must search for hidden handmade scarecrows which, when found, will give clues to a puzzle.  Anyone who completes the puzzle will be entered in a prize drawing for a delightful selection of prizes donated by all the participating retailers.