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International Food Fair

June 14, 2011 @ 4:19 pm
posted by skyline

Brummies can sample the delights of the International Food Fair that runs from the 3rd of June to the 19th of June.  The fair takes place in and around Victoria Square in the city center.  The food fair has doubled in size this due to the huge success of last years event.

The fair is open daily from 10am to 9pm. Over 120 stalls will showcase food and drink from all around the world. Seating is available in Victoria Square as are toilets and disabled facilities. A huge German themed beer tent has been erected should the weather take a turn for the worse.

Councillor Mike Whitby hopes the international food fair can develop into a regular event in the cities calendar in a similar way to the Christmas market.

“The International Food Fair was a big success last year as visitors enjoyed cuisine from around the world, including the best of British.

“The feedback was extremely positive for an event that perfectly showcased our multicultural city to visitors from across the globe, enhancing Birmingham’s reputation as a destination city.

“Last year’s visitor figures showed a definite appetite for a summer sister to our now world famous Frankfurt Christmas Market and that event has grown from 200,000 visitors in 2001 to a massive three million last year.

“So, building on a successful start, we promised to further develop the event and this year we’ve doubled the number of stalls. The plan is to continue growing the international food fair over a number of years.”

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