|Sponsors are key ingredient for festival success
WLCT Food & Drink 2014 Sponsor Launch
FOODIES in Wigan can have their cake and eat it thanks to the support of this year's Wigan Food and Drink Festival sponsors.
The 11-day festival returns on February 27 for its seventh year, and offers another jam-packed programme of events to appeal to people with all tastes.
Despite the tough financial climate, local companies and other organisations have remained committed to the festival, which draws thousands of visitors every year.
Many of the town’s food and drink producers and suppliers along with 14 local restaurants have committed to putting on what is now one of the largest food and drink events in the north west.
Shaun Luck, from main sponsor Euromark, said: "We are delighted to once again be supporting Wigan Food and Drink Festival, which is a real highlight in the annual calendar of Wigan events and well supported by both the local community and people across the region."
Leisure and culture provider WLCT, Wigan Council, Wigan Borough Markets, Wigan CAMRA, the Wigan Observer, Gallimore's Fine Restaurant and Uncle Joe's Mintballs are also sponsoring the festival.
Keith Bergman, who is coordinating the festival at WLCT, said : "Thank you to all our partners and supporters. There are the other sponsors who have come on board to ensure Wigan Food and Drink Festival continues as a major event in the borough. We couldn't do it without you!"
Highlights at this year's festival include afternoon tea with Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite, celebrity cheesemaker Sean Wilson taking part in the Wigan Wine Festival at Haigh Hall, the annual Wigan CAMRA beer festival and the Great Wigan Schools Bake Off.
For more details and to view the full programme, visit www.wlct.org/foodanddrink
Brochures can also be picked up at food and drink outlets.