Response to Waveney Valley Food Festival “exceptional”, says coordinator

Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival at Diss.'Location: The Boilerhouse, Diss. 'L-R Sue Mortimer Sheila Smith'(Sue refferred to herself as an 'Old Bar Bird' !!) ANL-151010-202134005

Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival at Diss.'Location: The Boilerhouse, Diss. 'L-R Sue Mortimer Sheila Smith'(Sue refferred to herself as an 'Old Bar Bird' !!) ANL-151010-202134005

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The co-ordinator of one of the region’s biggest culinary festivals says the response from businesses and the public has been “exceptional”, following the ten-day event’s conclusion last weekend.

The fourth annual Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival was rounded off with events across Norfolk and Suffolk, including the Disscover: Beer, Food and Music gathering at Norfolk House Courtyard, Diss, and the Eye Lids pie-baking competition at Eye Town Hall on Saturday.

Clare Millar, who co-ordinated the festival in seven market towns and surrounding villages, praised those involved not only for increasing the number of events, but also broadening their diversity.

She told the Diss Express: “It’s important that we raise the profile of the Waveney Valley. We definitely feel the festival has succeed in putting on an extensive range of events.

“We are exceptionally pleased that Diss got 100 per cent behind the festival and reflected all there is to see and do in the town.

“People have had fun and got to find out about Waveney products and things they have not experienced before.

“The events programme grows year on year. We have seen a big transition from only a handful of events in the first year to over 40 this year, and we would love to top that again next year.”