Tempting Treats to Tantalise your Taste Buds on Festival Day
This year’s Leyland Festival Food & Drink selection will be bigger and better than ever before, with 3 dedicated areas: The Food Court, The Chill & Chat Zone at Cars in the Park and the artisan Producers Market.
There will be tasty treats to suit even the fussiest of taste buds. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the goodies we have in store…
The food court will be selling a wide variety of hot and cold food, with cuisines from all corners of the world. It is also the venue for our new Acoustic Stage, so you can listen to some of the best local music talent, while you relax with a bite to eat and drink. Here is just a small selection of what will be on offer:
Daisy Catering serves mouth-watering crepes made from quality ingredients.
They are a family run business, operating at artisan markets and outdoor events across the north west of England. Their aim is to deliver quality food and refreshments to brighten your day and recharge your batteries.
Whether you enjoy a simple chocolate filling or you feel daring enough to try more creative options, our crepe menu has something for you!
On Leyland Festival day, La Corte will have a pop up bar serving Cocktails, Prosecco, Gin, Gin Fizz, wine, beers and cider; plus a selection of soft drinks.
They will also be serving a delicious selection of complimentary Italian nibbles, including:
Bruschetta (home-made bread with freshly topped tomatoes, Franco’s mamma’s oregano, garlic and basil)
Italy on a stick (Caprese salad stick with a mini mozzarella, cherry tomato and basil leaf)
Arancini (Sicilian street food made with rice, mozzarella, peas and some with minced beef)
La Corte is in its 4th of serving authentic Italian cuisine in the most beautiful historic building in Leyland – The Old Police Station.
The opulent former Courtroom is a beautiful room to dine in with all the original features. La Corte can also cater for private functions in The Judges’ Chambers, which seats up to 30 people, or in the unique surroundings of two former prison cells which have been converted into comfortable private dining/party booths.
We are delighted that Purely Pizza is returning to the Festival this year with their delicious, freshly made pizzas.
Purely Pizza uses naturally fermented sourdough, which is proved for a minimum of 36 hours, creating a depth of flavour that cannot be recreated by rushing the process.
Pizzas are made fresh to order, just the way you want them. They use a combination of traditional Italian, and locally sourced, fresh ingredients.
The wood-fired oven reaches temperatures of 450 degrees centigrade, cooking each pizza in around 60 – 90 seconds.
The Mill Outside
The Mill Outside is the outside catering service of St Catherine’s Hospice’s successful café and community hub, The Mill, with the same commitment to quality hospitality and great food. Even better than the delicious food is the fact that all profits made by The Mill Outside are used to support the specialised care of St Catherine’s Hospice.
On Festival day the team will be creating and serving chilli, served with nachos. The chilli will be cooked in a giant paella pan – it will be a sight (and smell) to behold!
Based in Leyland, FATJAX Chutneys was established in 2012 and having a growing following of delighted customers. All products are hand made with fresh fruit and vegetables. They preserve the old-fashioned way, with vinegar and sugar, so there’s no artificial preservatives or colouring. FATJAX products are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
On Leyland Festival Day, FATJAX will be at the Producers’ Market selling their range of delicious chutneys, relishes and sauces including Classic Chilli Jam, Bengal Spices Pineapple Chutney, Smoked Tomato & Sweet Pepper Relish and Cajun Ketchup.
FATJAX also supply delicatessens, farm shops, hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, if you need your FATJAX-fix after Festival day!
Chill & Chat Zone at Cars in the Park
Cars in the Park is our ever-popular car show. Here you will find an eclectic selection of vehicles from the latest supercars and pimped-up hot hatches, to elegant classics and vintage exhibits.
As a new addition to this year’s Leyland Festival, you can also soak up the atmosphere in a new ‘Chill & Chat Zone’. Here you will be able to take a seat, relax and enjoy tasty food and refreshing drinks.
Here’s a peak at what we will have on offer on the day:
Flying Pig Pizza
The Flying Pig Pizza Company is a mobile wood-fired Pizza Oven Van, based in Leyland and operating across the North West.
It is a small, family-run company, that was created from humble beginnings cooking in for friends and family in the garden and which has now grown into a successful, popular business.
Flying Pig pizzas are freshly prepared and baked in the mobile wood-fired pizza oven. The bases are made from Italian flour with a touch of semolina to get the delicious, crispy crust. Their pizza sauce is a unique blend of Italian tomatoes, herbs and spices that has evolved through testing on family and friends. They have a wide menu of toppings including Pepperoni, Vegetarian, Hawaiian, Sweet Chilli Chicken, Meat Feast and more.
The Tiny Big Company
The Tiny Big Company serves the most delicious sweet waffles and milkshakes, all from a quirky horse box called ‘The Waffle Shake Shack’.
Waffle toppings include: Nutella, mixed fruit, marshmallows, ice cream and squirty cream. Milkshakes are available in vanilla, chocolate, banana and strawberry. Everything comes served with a side order of great big smiles!
Artisan Producers Market
Once again we will be welcoming a fabulous selection of local, artisan food and drink producers to take part in our popular Producers Market.
The will be a wide selection of products for you to sample and buy. Here’s just a taster…
Chef Wilson Ltd
Chef Wilson Ltd is an outside catering company offering tasty food cooked with quality ingredients. They also attend weekly farmers/artisan markets and events selling their delicious homemade pies and sausage rolls.
On Festival day, Chef Wilson will be tempting you with a selection of fresh, tempting pastry products. Some of their popular fillings include Steak & Ale, Steak & Blue Cheese, Meat & Potato, Pork & Red Onion Marmalade, Chicken Tikka & Mango Chutney and Cheese & Onion.
The Sunflower Kitchen is a unique, handmade patisserie from the heart of the Ribble Valley. They create local, seasonal, delicious treats that are as pleasing on the eye as they are on the palate.
They will be joining our artisan Producers Market at Leyland Festival with a range of delicious individual cheesecakes in a variety of tempting flavours, guaranteed to give your taste buds a treat!
Watch this space for exciting news about a special edition ‘Leyland Festival’ Cheesecake from The Sunflower Kitchen…
Fancy Afternoon Tea for two, or three, four or more?
Look no further than the Afternoon Tea Marquee! Cakes are freshly baked by the Leyland Town Team and all the money they raise will go towards Christmas lights in Leyland this year.
Delight your taste buds with Flying Pig Pizza or sample another delicacy from food traders whilst soaking up the festival atmosphere..
We will also be welcoming the Market Ale Tavern which will have a range of beverages on offer, try a local beer or visit the Worden Park Cafe for a glass of Pimms!
Why not plan your day with further times and details about the parade, festival locations and parking.
Alternatively, if you would like to be part of this special day by joining in the parade or volunteering just go to Get Involved,