DOWNPOURS failed to dull the taste buds at Kenilworth Food Festival last weekend.
Around 10,000 people, armed with brollies and macs, descended on the town for the festival held in Warwick Road and Talisman Shopping Centre.
Several of the traders sold out of food, and the arts and crafts traders in Talisman Shopping Centre also saw excellent footfall throughout the day.
The festival marks the high point in a run of events in Kenilworth this year for organisers CJ’s Events Warwickshire, despite the backdrop of a difficult economic climate.
Company director Jamie Walker said: “It was brilliant to see just how successful the Kenilworth Food Festival was for our traders.
“The weather did its best to put people off but the vast majority of people simply put their umbrellas up and carried on enjoying the food, drink and arts and crafts on offer.
“The success of not only the food festival, but the other markets held in Talisman this year such as the spring market, has been heartening.
“Inflation and the cost-of-living crisis is challenging for everyone, so it’s really pleasing to have seen so many people appreciating our independent traders and what they have to offer.”