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Food festival brings tasty £2 million to Cumbria

Taste Cumbria food festival Credit: ITV Border

This year's Taste Cumbria food festival in Cockermouth brought nearly £2 million into the local economy, according to the organisers.

More than 40,000 people descended on the town last weekend, pushing the revenue the event brings to the area up by around 15 percent on the previous year.

Stalls and cooking demonstrations took place on Main Street, with children’s activities as well as a pop-up restaurant at Wordsworth House, and a beer festival.

This is a phenomenal outcome for Taste Cumbria and I am delighted that the event has had its biggest impact on the local economy so far.

– Alan Smith, Leader of Allerdale Borough Council