Victor and Susannah Porter from Remedy in Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Visitors declared the 2022 Southport Food and Drink Festival a crowning glory of the Jubilee weekend, saying they are looking forward to next year’s event already! 

The free, four-day festival was held at Victoria Park in Southport from Thursday, 2rd June to Sunday, 5th June 2022 and coincided with The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

Visitors enjoyed sunny weather on Thursday and Saturday, with scattered showers on Sunday. The Friday festivities were cancelled due to torrential overnight rain, but the weather failed to dampen people’s enthusiasm as they tucked into street food stalls from around the world, artisan food producers, live entertainment, children’s activities, giant inflatables and more. 

Korean Kitchen from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Korean Kitchen from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

A Sefton Council Tourism spokesperson said: “2022 Southport Food and Drink Festival…. DONE!

“Thank you to you all for coming, enjoying and supporting. It means the world. 

“The weather was against us on one day and cancelling is not a decision we take lightly, especially when so much hard work has been done to make the festival happen.

Attilio Sergi from Pasta 51 Express in Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Attilio Sergi from Pasta 51 Express in Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

“But…  Despite that, what a fantastic weekend, our festival just gets better and better and boy we have missed it! See you all in 2023!”

Speaking on the Southport Food and Drink Festival Facebook page, Liz Rimmer said: “Can’t wait til next year see you again 2023.”

Carys Delve said: “Brilliant, well done, we had a great time when we visited on Saturday.”

Staff from Pitamu in Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Staff from Pitamu in Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Mark C Kirkwood said: “Fabulously run as always… had a fab time on Saturday… roll on next year!”

Brenda Bradley said: “Enjoyed every minute of the time we were there. Great family day out too.”

Lisa Anne said: “Great event! North West Mini Meets had a brilliant day on Saturday.”

The team from 600 Degrees from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The team from 600 Degrees from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Sue Sumner said: “Had a great time on Saturday, sadly didn’t eat as too busy, but the New Zealand gin was lovely, here’s to 2023.”

Kerry Roberts said: “Be good to see it take place more than once a year. Say twice a year. I went on Saturday and had a good time.”

Elaine Elizabeth said: “Had a fab day on Thursday, look forward to next year!”

Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Catherine Kirkham said: “Thank you it was brilliant really enjoyed being there. Bless you all for all your hard work setting it up till next time stay safe everyone.”

Janet Randles said: “Another great year, well done to all concerned!”

Jessica Webber said: “It was fab and soooo busy. Would it maybe work if it was more than once a year?”

Parker Brewery from Banks near Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Parker Brewery from Banks near Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Cath Nyathi said: “A credit to all the organisers for a fantastic event.”

Shirley Heaton said: “Had a great family day on Thursday, roll on next year.”

Just Wings from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Just Wings from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Bridget Galloway said: “We had a lovely time on Sunday afternoon in our wellies. Venison burgers and chips. Bought a hat, some cheese and baklava.”

This weekend, Victoria Park will play host to the Southport Seaside Weekender featuring the Save The Rave Festival this Saturday (11th June 2022) followed by the Lookalike Festival this Sunday (12th June 2022). 

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Paul Drewery from Flair n Funk in Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Paul Drewery from Flair n Funk in Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The Shake Factory from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The Shake Factory from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The Rollin Stove from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The Rollin Stove from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Inflatables from Bouncy Castle Parade at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Inflatables from Bouncy Castle Parade at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Diego's from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Diego’s from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Peter Croome from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Peter Croome from Southport at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

A DJ set from Audio Book supported by Flair n Funk at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

A DJ set from Audio Book supported by Flair n Funk at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

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