The first food festival hosted by MasterChef quarter-finalist Chris Hale takes place tomorrow at the Sandal Cricket Club


Hundreds of people are expected at the Sandal Cricket Club on Saturday September 24 to sample the delights on offer at the Wakefield Food and Drink Festival.

About 25 different traders will be present with craft beer and food from around the world including pizza, roast pork, Ghanaian street food, Caribbean food, South Asian cuisine, desserts and a host of other delicious treats.

Along with the wonderful variety of food and drink on offer, there will be performances by local musicians, including Matt Hodges, and a craft market.

Chris Hale was a quarter-finalist on Masterchef in 2016.

Chris said: “After what everyone has been through for the past two years, I wanted to do something free to help the community.

“We prayed it wasn’t going to rain and the forecast looked set to hold, so we’re expecting it to be a very nice day.”

There will also be face painting, entertainment for children and fairground rides for children.

Chris added: “Everyone is welcome, entry is free, parking is free and the club is easily accessible by train or bus.

The food and drink festival takes place at the Sandal Cricket Club.

“So join us for a fun family day out. The day will be jam-packed with live entertainment, craft stalls, entertainment for the kids, and delicious food and drink options.”

Wakefield Hospice will also have a dedicated stand on site with a team of experienced volunteers.

Entry to the event is free and runs from noon to 7 p.m. at the Sandal Cricket Club, 293A Barnsley Rd, Wakefield WF2 6EE.

Entrance to the food festival is free.
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