Traders announced for Seaham Food Festival

From loaded mac and cheese, Mediterranean mezze, to creamy cheesecakes and sweet treats, the traders have been announced for Seaham Food Festival.

Durham County Council has confirmed that more than 120 traders will be setting up shop along Seaham’s coastline on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August.

The festival will feature a weekend full of family entertainment, delicious food, and cooking demonstrations from a line up of celebrity chefs including Rosemary Shrager, Phil Vickery, and Paul Young.

Each year, thousands of visitors flock to the event to try the vast selection of dishes and produce offered by the region’s traders, many of which are based in County Durham.

People will be able to enjoy street food from a variety of cuisines, from Italian, Greek, and Indian, to Thai, Armenian, and Sicilian dishes.

The festival will also feature traders selling snacks and baked goods, from focaccia, gingerbread, churros, crepes, cupcakes, pies and sausages.

For refreshment in between food, festivalgoers can visit the many bars and drinks stands selling everything from tea, coffee, cocktails, local beers, gin, and rum.

There are also retailers selling a mixture of goods including plants, homeware, and pet treats and accessories.

Cllr Elizabeth Scott, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for economy and partnerships, said: “With just over a month to go, we’re excited to reveal the highly anticipated list of traders who will be selling delicious food and quality goods at Seaham Food Festival this year.

“We are always so proud of our independent traders and the excellent dishes and goods they produce. Our food festivals are the perfect place to showcase the culinary and creative talents we have in the county and wider region. We are also looking forward to welcoming new companies which are coming to the food festival for the first time.”

Many of the traders cater to a range of dietary requirements including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan.


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