New ‘Lunch Fest’ launched at Marshall’s Yard

An image of four people at Marshall's Yard. Two people in the middle are holding a cheese selfie board with their faces through two holes. Two people on the outside are holding their hands in the air in celebration.

Get ready for a brand new festival coming to Marshall’s Yard this August that will tantalize anyone’s taste buds.

Taking place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend (Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Monday 28), Lunch Fest is a new three-day food and drink market that will tempt foodies with a great line up of street food traders, licensed bars and flavoursome dishes including a vegan quarter.

Have your appetite ready as shoppers can expect a range of delicious street food from around the globe including cheesy stone baked pizzas, delicious Greek gyros and Polish grilled sausages and potato pancakes.

‘Lunch Fest’ will also deliver a jam-packed entertainment programme throughout the weekend with a lineup of live music acts, street entertainment and free activities for families to enjoy.

Local performers will take to the stage such as Ellie James Solo Singer, ‘Beunoia’ also known as Ben Williams and live saxophone performances from John Grant.

Melissa Cutforth, Assistant Manager for Marshall’s Yard, said: “We are thrilled to be launching a new and exciting food and drink festival at Marshalls Yard for the town to enjoy.

“Offering a variety of food and flavours, live entertainment and free activities, it’s a great opportunity to showcase what amazing events Marshall’s Yard can host for the local community.”

Lunch Fest will also showcase live food demonstrations from skilled chefs and offer opportunities for foodies to get involved in eating challenges and food stacking competitions.

Great sponsorship packages are still available for this event. For more details on how to sponsor please contact [email protected].

For more information about Lunch Fest and other upcoming events happening at Marshall’s Yard, please visit

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Photo L-R [Jodie Pacey, Centre Manager, Debra Ellis, Clarins Accounts Manager, Wendy Stephenson, Store Manager at Browns Department Store, Melissa Cutforth, Assistant Centre Manger]