STALYBRIDGE’S successful Street Feast event returns to the calendar this week – bigger and better but one letter shorter.
On Friday (March 11), street food vendors will again be in the town as last year’s run is repeated after thousands of people attended.
But 2022 will see feast with a difference – after being named Greater Manchester’s Town of Culture, it will host a festival.
The first Stalybridge Street Fest – rather than Feast – will feature everything that made it such a hit, but much more.
As well as the ongoing programme of events associated with Stalybridge being Town of Culture, 2022 marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and on June 10, Street Fest coincides with the much-awaited return of the Whit Friday brass band contests.
Councillor Eleanor Wills, the Dukinfield/Stalybridge ward member who is leading the project for Tameside Council, said: “This year’s events will be about more than food and drink although they’ll remain a central part of what will be a much bigger and more exciting experience.
“With Stalybridge as Greater Manchester’s new Town of Culture, we have the chance to expand the scope of a gathering that’s put us firmly on Greater Manchester’s food and drink map by extending it to showcase our amazing cultural identity.
“It’s going to be a very exciting year in Stalybridge and I want to invite people from Tameside and beyond to come and join with us as we celebrate a fantastic festival of culture, creativity, and of course food in picturesque and historic surroundings.”
Stalybridge Street Fest takes place on the second Friday of every month (5 to 9pm) from March to December, featuring traders supplying a wide range of food and drink to suit all tastes, and against a background of live entertainment.