Weekender: Food festival Chow Down reveals weekend dates for 2019

The Piece Hall in Halifax is set to host the food festival Chow Down for three weekends this summer.

The festival, which welcomed more than 120,000 people last year, comprises independent food and drink stalls and pop-ups, live music and family-friendly activities.

This year’s festivities will be taking place during weekends in May, July and August, including two Bank Holiday weekends.

The dates include 24/25/26/27 May; 26/27/28 July; and finally 23/24/25/26 August.

Simon Fogal, founder of Chow Down and Leeds Indie Food, said: “We loved Chow Down last year, and by the looks of the footfall, so did all of our guests! So we thought it was only right to bring it back for 2019.

“Expect live music, DJs, workshops and more family activities, alongside your massive helpings of amazing food and drinks  – don’t worry, Chow Down has got these summer weekends covered.”

Nicky Chance-Thompson, chief executive of The Piece Hall Trust, added: “We are really pleased that The Piece Hall will once again host the hugely successful food festival Chow Down following their debut here last year.

“It was the place to be to soak up all that glorious sunshine, with amazing food and drink pop-ups from across the North, alongside great music and activities, attracting around 120,000 people over four weekends.

“Even if we don’t get that astounding weather again (though fingers are firmly crossed), there’s no doubt that this summer’s three festival weekenders will be packed with fabulous food and fun for all ages.”