30,000 people expected at Southport Food and Drink Festival

Southport Food and Drink Festival returns at the end of May with 30,000 people expected to attend and Visit Southport reveals the full list of traders. Tony McDonough reports

Southport Food and Drink Festival
Southport Food and Drink Festival starts on May 31. Picture from Visit Southport


Visit Southport has revealed the full list of traders for this year’s Southport Food and Drink Festival which takes place over the next Bank Holiday weekend.

Around 30,000 people are expected to attend the Victoria Park event which runs from Friday, May 31, to Sunday, June 2. Visit Southport says 130 traders and exhibitors will be taking part over the three days.

Visitors can expect foods from around the world – from Asia to the Caribbean, and Latino to UK favourites with dishes as diverse as pad thai, pizza, venison burgers or even a giant Yorkshire pudding wrap.

Sweet treats on offer include brownies, gourmet marshmallows, and Turkish Delight. Nanny Pearl’s Caribbean Street Food business, which originates from Nanny Pearl who moved to the UK as part of the Windrush generation, will also be there.

Nanny’s grandson, Josh Murphy, said: “We offer Caribbean food Using recipes from my Nanny Pearl who came from St Vincent and the Grenadines as part of the Windrush Generation.

“I have added a little twist on some of the recipes, but I’m sure she wouldn’t mind. Our Jerk Chicken is always popular as is the Curry Goat and our different flavour wings.”

There will be 16 bars at the festival all offering different beverages including The Black Dog Wine which is putting on New Zealand and South African wines, and New Zealand gin and prosecco.

Katie and David Paddle, from the Black Dog Wine Agency, said: “It’s not just the public who attend that are wonderful but also the other traders and the organisers that create a lovely vibe to the whole festival.

“We’ve attended for well over 10 years now and have made many friends over the years and also connected with other traders, such as Birkdale Cheese who we now supply.”


Josh Murphy
Josh Murphy from Nanny Pearl’s Caribbean Street Food


Boston Shakers will have a range of cocktails and mocktails while Elite Bars will have ale from Southport, as well as a Southport brewery cider. Mainstream spirits, Pimms and soft drinks will also be available.

Gangplank, a narrowboat-based bar will also be at this year’s festival, serving a range of drinks, including whisky, rum and vodka.

Community-based groups will also be at the festival. Hear from Sefton Community Learning Service, Charity Link and the West Lancashire Freemasons. There will also be plenty of coffee houses to pick up a latte, cappuccino, cup of tea, or hot chocolate.

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Live bands and singer-songwriters will keep visitors entertained throughout the festival, with the lineup including everything from soul and swing to jazz and pop.

There is also plenty to keep the kids entertained, with activities including inflatables, face painting and crafts. The festival is on daily 10am to 6pm and is free to enter.

To keep up to date with the latest information, follow @SouthportFoodandDrinkFestival on Facebook, visit www.visitsouthport.com or @visitsouthport on Twitter.

Full list of traders and exhibitors (this list is subject to change)

Street food

2 Sisters Thai

600 Degrees Pizza

Abbey Ice Cream

Down & Oot (Amber Food Services)

Bartwenty 20

Bar Crumble

Café Cannoli

Chipstix & Snow Cones

Continental Catering

Crazy Wendy/ Thai 2 Go

Crepe Lucette

Daras Dhaba

Dobra Kitchen

Duo Catering


Enjoy Desserts

Floss Boss

Freshly Squeezed Fruits (GR8 Kitchenware)

Freshly Squeezed Fruits

Funtime Amusements

Greek Traditional Souvlaki

Grills & Chills



Hectors Mexican

Hoi Sin Duck

Jason Jamies Chargrill – Salt & Pepper

Jason Jamies Oriental Charcoal Grill – Noodles

JJ’s Caribbean Kitchen and Bar Limited

Just Wings

Le Petite Café

Latino Food

Lemon Shakers

Love is Churros

Marleys Tacos

Nanny Pearls (Carribean)

Nationwide Catering

Nobles Kitchen

North West Game


Pizza Peddlars

Ready Steady Chef – Hog Roast

Salt and Pepper UK

Senor Churros

Senor Paella

Shake Factory

Spuds & Bros Ltd

Super Bao


Taran Events – Burgers

The Big BBQ – I love Piri Piri

The Butchers Kitchen

The Hot Dog

Tik Taco

Top Dog Caterking

Velvet Shakes

Whats Your Beef

Wild Street Kitchen





Beau Pens

Bee Natural Wraps


Bexton Cheese

Birkdale Cheese Co

Cactus Parlour

Cake Corner

Celtic Spirit

Continental Cottage Ltd

Coppice Cakes & Bakes

Country Flavour

Ellesmere Honey Company

Fairham Distillery


Foragers Fancy

Fresh Fruit Characters

Gift of Oil

Heritage Kitchen Range of Preserves Ltd

Jinger Drinks

Kandy Kitchen Creations

Kin Vodka (Trolle Trading Ltd)

Lancashire Mead Company Limited

The Cheesecake Emporium Ltd/Love Cheesecake

Lucelas LTD

Malvavisco Marshmallows

Mr Fitzpatricks Ltd

Mr Olive

My Sweet Retreat


Pudding and Pie

Pure Indulgence Soaps

Haworths Bakery (The Real Thai Pie Co)

SA Sauces

Sawley Kitchen

Signature Scones

Simply Magnetic

Spirit of Garstang

Susans Farmhouse Fudge

The Doughnuteers

The Finest Fudge Co

The Knife Sharpener

Three Pools Nursery

The Victorian Candle Co

The Wilde Bakery

Williams Handbaked (Nuttalls)



Inn Beer (Beer 657 Ltd)

Black Dog Wine Agency

Boston Shakers

Elite Bars

Gang Plank

Having a Ball Ltd

Lucky Number 13

Mobay Shack

Parker Brewery

Sacre Bleu

The Bus Yard

The Gin Joint (The Tipple Joint)

The Occasional Drink

The Special Cider Company

Tiki On Tour (Pinky Baydream)

Wrexham Lager Beer Co



Thanks a Latte

Clouds in my Coffee

Coffee King

Lily Beans

Mountain Mamma



Butternut Box


Charity Link

Charles Taylor Trading

Julia Margaret

Pure Pet Food

Rich Green Fashion

Ruslyn Wood

Sefton Community Learning Service

Thai Crafts

The West Lancashire Freemasons/ Southport Masonic

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