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Food fest is a tasty treat
12:00pm Monday 1st October 2012 in Countywide
VISITORS to Thame Food Festival on Saturday were well fed – as organisers hailed their fifth annual event a great success.
About 15,000 hungry punters turned out to sample what more than 100 stallholders had to offer.
The festival, which closed off the High Street and Cornmarket on Saturday, included cookery demonstrations and a pop-up pub with live music.
Organiser Alison Isherwood said: “We were completely stunned. From 9am the town was buzzing and it continued like that all day.
“Lots of stallholders sold out by lunchtime. It was really quite amazing.”
Mark Garnish, manager of Chalgrove-based Supreme Sausages, said the firm sold more than 1,000 hot dogs.
Mr Garnish said: “It was wonderful. We weren’t prepared for it.
“We had a constant queue. It was unbelievable. It couldn’t have gone any better.
“We will definitely be coming back next year.”
He said it was great way to showcase local produced food, adding: “People want to see local producers on their high streets.”