Saltburn Food Festival 2023: What’s on, travel and more

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It’s not one to miss for foodies in the North East as the annual festival has previously been recognised by The Sunday Times as one of the reasons why Saltburn is ‘one of the best places to live in the UK.’

If you fancy world street foods or local artisan bakers, there is something for everyone to feast upon.

This is everything you need to know from times, what’s on and transport.

When is Saltburn Food Festival 2023?

Saltburn Food Festival will take place on Sunday, July 30 from 10am-6pm and admission will be free.

For further information and updates, follow Saltburn Food Festival on Facebook.

What to expect at Saltburn Food Festival 2023?

Around 100 of the best local food producers from Teesside, the North East and North Yorkshire will join Saltburn’s much-loved independent foodies, as the town centre is transformed into a buzzing festival village for a day packed full of good local food for all the family to enjoy.

A bustling street market will feature an exciting mix of world street food, veggie and vegan specials, local artisan bakers and cheese makers, locally produced beer, cider and gin, outdoor dining and picnic areas to create a family-friendly festival right in the heart of the town.

The festival’s popular Live Food Theatre will also make a hugely welcome return on an outdoor stage in Station Square, featuring a tasty mix of some of the region’s best chefs and exciting newcomers.

The Northern Echo: Are any of your local foodie favourites attending Saltburn Food Festival?Are any of your local foodie favourites attending Saltburn Food Festival? (Image: Saltburn Food Festival)

How to travel to Saltburn Food Festival 2023

Trains

Northern Trains are running their normal Sunday timetable, but are boosting capacity on the line from Darlington by increasing the number of carriages on each train.

Transpennine trains also head into Saltburn, for people travelling from Manchester, Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Leeds, York and Northallerton.

Park and Ride, Guisborough (Service FF1)

A park-and-ride bus service has been arranged direct from Guisborough to Saltburn, calling at Skelton High Street on the way.

Guisborough has lots of car parks open on Sundays so it’s recommended to travel to Guisborough and get the bus from Fountain Street Car park.

The festival bus (FF1) runs every 15 minutes, with the first bus leaving Fountain Street car park at 9.30am, arriving in Saltburn at 9.55am. The last bus leaves Guisborough at 5.15pm.

The return service leaves Saltburn every 15 minutes from 10am, with the last bus leaving Saltburn at 5.45pm.

The bus fare is £4 return, free for under 16s.

Park and Ride, Brotton (Service FF2)

The Freeborough Academy in Brotton will open its car park and a park-and-ride bus will run from Freeborough which will pick up on Coach Road on the way to Saltburn.

The bus (FF2) runs every 30 minutes, with the first bus leaving Freeborough at 9.30am, arriving in Saltburn at 9.40am. The last bus leaves Freeborough at 5.30pm.

The return service leaves Saltburn Station Square every 30 minutes from 9.40am, with the last bus leaving Saltburn at 5.40pm.

The bus fare is £4 return, free for under 16s.

Special festival bus: Redcar – Saltburn (Service FF3)

There is also a special festival bus running from Kirkleatham Lane via Redcar Lakes estate and the Ings to Saltburn.

Service FF3 runs every 30 minutes, with the first bus leaving Roseberry Road West End at 9.30am.

It calls at Lakes Estate Grosmont Close before arriving in Saltburn at 9.53am. The last FF3 bus leaves Redcar at 5pm.

The return service leaves Saltburn Station Square every 30 minutes from 10.05am, calling at Portland Walk and Roseberry Road West, with the last FF3 bus leaving Saltburn at 5.35pm.

The bus fare is £4 return, free for under 16s.

Festival director Lorna Jackson co-owns Saltburn’s family-run Real Meals deli & bistro, and also manages the town’s popular monthly Farmers’ Market.

Lorna said: “All the preparation and hard work is pretty much done and we can now concentrate on the main purpose of the big day itself. And that’s good locally produced food, made with passion and love by fantastic people, and something for the whole community to enjoy.

“It’s been a long four years since we were able to host a day like this, so we absolutely can’t wait for Sunday.

“We hope everyone has an amazingly happy and enjoyable day with us here in Saltburn, catching up with friends and family, and making some fantastic memories that will hopefully last for many years to come.”


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