Liskeard Loves Food offers a variety of stalls, local food producers, family entertainment and a pop up bar with live music including Benji’s Music, Viv & Liz, Emma Packer and Bill Bowen.
It’s a day for everyone to join with us and celebrate our love of all things foodie. We want to show everyone just what Liskeard has to offer, not only with the great food stalls and events around the town, but also in the wide range of interesting independent shops and eateries that add character to our streets: A butcher’s shop that tells you just which farm its produce comes from, a hardware store that still sells individual screws, as well as shops that sell fresh local vegetables, the latest fashions, art supplies, and so much more.
The Bay Tree end of Fore Street and the Cattle Market will kick things off at 10am, with live music and entertainment from midday. Children are more than catered for with face painting, balloon modelling, Ping! and children’s food-themed craft with Play It Again Theatre’s Claire Patrick.
Fore Street is also set to come alive with a barbecue, bar and more live music being put on by Nomad events and Live Music Connections.
It’s not just about bands, to add to the atmosphere we’ll also have talented buskers from the local area performing across the town. Visitors will be able to choose from the wide range of food and drink on offer whilst watching live entertainment at the entrance to the Calf Pens. They’ll also receive a warm welcome from the brightly dressed Town Team Meeters and Greeters, who will be on hand to answer any questions and point people in the right direction.
Jane Pascoe, owner of Seasons Bistro says: ‘We’re keen to see more visitors coming to the town who, like us, love food. We want to show them just what a range of restaurants and cafes we have who all take special care to offer a selection of seasonal local produce. For this event we’re collaborating with Continental Fruits to offer local strawberries and Cornish cottage cream teas to set the taste buds tingling.’
And for those who’d like more music at the end of the day, there’s the Battle of the Bands at the Barley Sheaf pub starting at 9pm. Come and vote for your favourite band, with the winner performing at Liskeard Live on 7th September.