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A new monthly travelling food festival is coming to Wythenshawe

Grub Carnival will bring together street food traders, pop-up brewery bars, take-home produce stalls and a stacked stage of entertainment

Award-winning street food champions Grub are teaming up with Manchester City Council to bring an all new monthly food and drink festival to Wythenshawe, kicking off Saturday 23rd July.

Grub Carnival – The Travelling Food Festival is a pop-up event which will bring together the very best street food traders accompanied by pop-up brewery bars, take-home produce stalls and a stacked stage of entertainment. 

It hopes to be a fantastic, inclusive, family friendly event designed to bring people together – but it also has big ambitions to become a focal point for the community, providing new jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities alongside space for local creatives to share their work and talents. 

The first Grub Carnival will pitch up on Saturday 23rd July on the sun drenched space outside the former Wythenshawe indoor market. 

There will be street food from Desert Island Dumplings, Rad Burger, Il Forno, The Neighbourhood Coop, Thief Street Grill & Waffle and The Chaat Walas, while Paradiso Authentic Italian and Marzipan Mcr will be in charge of catering for the crowd with a sweet tooth. 

This crew will be accompanied by a mini take-home produce market full of independent food and drink producers who are all as local as possible. 

The bar will be stacked with craft beer from North West brewers like Vocation Brewery, Squawk Brew Co. Rivington Brew Co and many more, plus the Runaway Brewery team will be there in person pouring and talking about their beers. 

Beyond the beer, there will be a selection of cocktails, mocktails, wines and soft drinks including freshly canned pops produced by Steep Soda right here in Manchester. 

To ensure a lovely day out whatever the weather, the Grub Carnival tent will be home to a stage full of live entertainment and DJs, plus lawn games to keep the kids (and adults) amused. 

Grub are also reaching out to the Wythenshawe community to collaborate and offer support to budding entrepreneurs through their ‘School Of Grub’ scheme – a free workshop presented by successful street food traders giving real life advice on how to get started in the business.

The best prospects from those workshops then get free mentoring from Grub and a leg-up to get to their first street food gig. 

Further details of this workshop which will take place in Wythenshawe will be forthcoming soon. 

Grub also want to hear from local businesses, residents, artists, musicians and community groups who might want to support or get involved in the event. If that sounds like you then email [email protected]

“It’s amazing to have the opportunity to bring this smashing new market to Wythenshawe and we can’t wait to bring folk together to have a great time,” said Jason Bailey, director of Grub. 

“We’ve got big hopes that this event is just the start of great things happening in Wythenshawe.”

Grub Carnival kicks off Saturday 23rd July at 12 noon and runs until 8pm at Wythenshawe Civic Centre, Rowlandsway, Wythenshawe M22 5RG. The event is free entry, no tickets are needed and families and dogs are welcome.


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