Monday, 25 March 2013

Chistmas Food Fest

We have booked in our
Christmas Food Fest 
for the
1st of December 

It will be a mix of great local food and craft traders along with pop up restaurant and lots of Christmas cheer

Taking place at the Longfield Suite in Prestwich alongside the Christmas Light Switch On and the Prestwich Artisan Market

We know its early but be sure to mark the date in your diary as it will be a great day out in Prestwich

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Future Of The Food Fest

Well we have tried very hard and begged various people but due to the Councils new markets licencing policy enforced by Bury Markets decided on last April we are only permitted to run one market in Bury a year, (we had already booked the markets before April so we were able to bring you the three last year.)

So as we are only allowed to run one event in Bury in 2013 we are trying to organise a Christmas special Prestwich Food Fest at the start of December.

We really enjoyed running the Prestwich Food Fest and finding and supporting all of the local and independent businesses. It was lovely so many people supported us (we had 1500 to over 2000 people at every market) and were really starting to build ourselves, so the licencing decision has been very disappointing. We hope that the artisan market and who ever wins the tender for this will continue to support the great local businesses in and around Prestwich.

We hope to see you at our Christmas Prestwich Food Fest and stay tuned to our Crown and Country Blog for news on our new venture launching very soon.

Thank you.
Susan & Charlotte
Crown & Country

Saturday, 1 December 2012


Hope to see everyone tomorrow December the 2nd 11am till 3pm at the Longfield Centre Prestwich

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Prestwich Food Fest & Winter Festival

LIP (Local in Prestwich) are organising this years Christmas lights switch on, which they are holding as a Winter Festival and we hosting local craft businesses stalls at our Food Fest, here is some more information about the winter festival itself.

Local In Prestwich Winter Festival – Sunday 2nd December 2012

Prestwich based business group, Local In Prestwich (LIP) , have this year taken on the task of organising the Christmas Light Switch On. Never a group to do things by halves, LIP have turned the event into a Winter Festival which will provide the opportunity for socialising, shopping and entertainment. The event will run from 11am to 4.30pm on Sunday 2nd December.

Joining forces with the organisers of the Prestwich Food and Craft Festival the intention is to give the people of Prestwich the opportunity to “do Christmas” in Prestwich.

Aimed at encouraging shoppers to “go local” as much as possible this festive season, LIP’s Winter Festival will provide all the opportunity they need.

The Food and Craft Festival will have an even greater emphasis on local traders than the past events and this Festive special will include more craft stalls to allow for Christmas gift buying.

Between 1pm and 3pm Jodie Furlong from Prestwich based homewares and gift shop, Ellie Magpie, will be running drop in craft session for both adults and children. Ellie Magpie will also be providing a gift wrapping service on the day using her very own hand printed wrapping paper. Small gifts start at £1.95 and larger gifts from £2.95.

The group have also organised a Fancy Dress competition for children up to 12 years old. There will be two winners and the theme is Winter. LIP have organised for vintage clothing company owner, Samantha Ludlam of J’adore Vintage to judge the competition at 2.30pm on the day.

Shoppers are also asked to look out for Make A Wish Envelopes in their local shops. The group are hoping that children will make a wish this festive season, place it in an envelope and bring it to the Winter Festival to post it through the magic door.

The Food and Craft Festival will wind up around 3pm just in time for the entertainment to begin. LIP have organised a varied array of performers to entertain the crowds in the build up to the big switch on.

The entertainment programme will include Prestwich based West African Drum Circle, performers from Prestwich Footlights, local band The Rocket and dance troop Street Shakers. Footlights will also be giving a special performance of the classic “Twas The Night Before Christmas”.

The main event, the big switch on will take place at 4pm, with a special guest.

Friday, 12 October 2012


 Hope everyone is looking forward to our Festive Fest on December 2nd it's alongside the Prestwich Christmas Lights switch on this year organised by LIP, and the popular Artisan Markets so it should be a one stop shop for all your festive needs right in Prestwich.   
        Stay tuned for more information soon.

Thursday, 13 September 2012