Buckingham’s ninth annual Food Fair, held on Saturday 11th March 2023, attracted a record 1500 people inside Buckingham Community Centre, with hundreds more visiting the multiple food trucks positioned around the building. Visitors tried and tested some of the best food and drink local traders had on offer. The 500th and 1000th person through the doors also received prizes in the form of a Buckingham Mug and a voucher for Prego, the winner of last year’s Buckingham’s Favourite Dish Competition.
Each trader showcased their products and outstanding customer service, many selling out of stock on the day. One member of the public told us that each trader was friendly and talented at their craft. Most of the food traders came from within a 30-mile radius of the town but the event also celebrated all the restaurants and venues in Buckingham.
Hundreds of updated Foodie Buckingham maps, highlighting all the different and fabulous food venues in the parish of Buckingham, were given out at the event. Visitors even had the chance to vote on their favourite dish from a Buckingham eatery at the ‘Buckingham’s Favourite Dish’ stall and the winners of this competition will be announced soon.
At 12pm, trials for Buckingham’s new Town Crier took place at the flagpole outside Buckingham Community Centre. Details of the new Town Crier will be released shortly.
Lead Councillors of the event, Cllr. Fran Davies said “I am really pleased to see so many people, fantastic stalls old and new and the lovely WI at the 2023 Buckingham Town Council Food Fair. Another hugely successful event, thanks must go to the Town Council staff for pulling it all together.”