Southsea Food Festival success despite weather
Over 30,000 people attended Southsea Food Festival which ran for only one day after the first day was cancelled due to strong winds. Enthusiastic visitors flocked into local businesses and to the food and drink traders along Avenue De Caen, Palmerston and Clarendon Roads and enjoyed foodie delights from local and regional businesses along with live music.
The event was organised by the Economic Development Team with support from the council’s event team and Victorious. Plans had to be adapted at the final hour to ensure the event could be run safely.
Jane Lamer, Head of Economic Development and Skills at Portsmouth City Council which organised the event said: “Southsea Food Festival was buzzing. The crowds turned out to support our local businesses. I am grateful to our partners, businesses, and event team for working together through the weather to make such a fantastic event happen. “
Over 70 traders registered to attend the event with a wide range of products from bagels, chilli sauces, quiche to local beer and Portsmouth gin. The were also a number of traders offering foods from around the world, from Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.
Southsea Food Festival is a free event.