Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Get Ready for Proper Food Fest

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Get Ready for Proper Food Fest

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Byline: BARBARA HODGSON

By THE husband and wife team behind the region's popular Proper Food and Drink Festivals are going one bigger and better over the upcoming August Bank Holiday weekend.

Mark and Shelley Deakin, who launched the first Proper event in North Shields in 2012 and have watched them soar in popularity ever since, are now all set for another first.

The Great North Feast - being billed as the North's largest food event - is coming to Bents Park in South Shields from August 26-28 with a hot programme of foodie treats to spice up what's left of the summer.

On top of the trademark wide range of top street food from across the country and locally-sourced produce which festival-goers have come to expect from the festivals, the feast - which will be free to enter - will be all-out this time to add a spirit of competition.

There is to be a chilli cook-off as well as what's described as world record food challenges to add a whole new dimension. …

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