044August bank holiday weekend is a very important date in the Bolton calendar each year, from the 22nd to the 26th of August the Bolton food and drink festival takes place in the town centre and I was thrilled to be asked this year to promote and talk about Grandmas Antique Recipes as part of the event in the lead up to this very exciting festival.



Stall holders from all over Europe visit my hometown of Bolton and bring with them cuisine and beverages of all manner from their respective countries to sell on the stalls at the Bolton food and drink festival.

The event takes mammoth organisation from everyone involved and is carried out like a military operation but, the effort always pays off and the evidence is reflected in the crowds of people who come along to support it.




Varied and delicious food at the Bolton Festival.


This year the festival had the greatest number of visitors ever, keen and enthusiastic people came along in their thousands to enjoy the varied cuisines and beers and beverages from European countries.

The weather was glorious, warm and sunny much to the delight of the visitors and organisers and the three day festival was the biggest success it has ever been


Scrumptious chocolate stall.


Here are some photos of the marvellous and amazing continental food and drink on offer to the public for the splendid, three day,  feel good event.




Delicious pastries from France


 Here’s to next year when I have no doubt that The Bolton Food and Drink Festival will once more be a great success in bringing people from different cultures together once again to enjoy a weekend of fun, food and festivity.

Patricia Matthews