Solihull town centre welcomed thousands of extra visitors over the weekend to celebrate the return of the Solihull Food Festival.
The annual event is organised by Solihull BID – the Business Improvement District for the town centre – and always attracts large crowds.
This year was the most successful to date with visitor numbers reaching new heights and they were treated to plenty of free entertainment.
The nation’s favourite chef, Ainsley Harriott, headlined the live cooking demo kitchen and he was joined by the ‘Yummy Brummie’ Glynn Purnell, Italian maestro Aldo Zilli, MasterChef 2022 runner-up Pookie Tredell and Solihull’s own Michelin star chef Rob Palmer from Toffs.
Foodies were able to treat themselves to cuisine from around the world thanks to the RR Events Continental Street Market before sitting back and enjoying some of the country’s best ska and reggae acts in Mell Square.
Thousands of families also flocked to the town centre over the weekend to enjoy the free children’s activities including roaming dinosaurs, kid’s menu trail, free face painting alongside a kid’s disco, fairground rides and a giant Ferris wheel!
Melanie Palmer, Chief Executive of Solihull BID, said: “This past weekend was by far the largest and most successful event we have held.
“It’s just fabulous to see the town centre filled in every corner with music, food, families and everyone enjoying themselves in the wonderful Solihull!”
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