Chester-le-EATS festival set for Sept 30-Oct 1

Chester le Street Eats

Organisers of the Chester-le-EATS food, drink and music festival have pulled out all the stops to put on a family-friendly community event.

Community interest company Durham Cricket not only has a range of top-class food and drink producers and hot food stands at the event, but they have also teamed up with Everyone Active to offer fun sports activities for both adults and children throughout the two-day event.

Held on September 30 and October 1, Chester-le-EATS will also see Chester-le-Street-based Euphoria Dance Academy putting on performances.

Ythan Sale, Durham Cricket event manager, said: “Our aim when we launched Chester-le-EATS was to provide a free day out for the community. As well as plenty of tasty food and drink from the region’s top producers, we wanted to create an event that would be brought to life by engaging activities. As a community interest company, we are driven by our social goals to help make Chester-le-Street a thriving area as well boost the local economy.”

As well as Durham-based food and drink vendors such as WL Distillery and Pitwheel Distillery, Doughvine Desserts, Fusion Cake Haus, Screaming Chimp Chilli Sauces and Durham Coffee will all be part of the event.

They will be joined by Parm-o-Rama, Redheads Mac ‘N’ Cheese, BBQ smokehouse Smokiedokies, Phi Pie Greek food, The Calabash Tree, Mr Chipstix, Mivesi Spice and more.

Dog lovers will also be able to buy treats for their four-legged friends from Evie’s Pupcakes and Create and Share, which sells giftware for pets.

Local artists – including X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent finalists – will be performing throughout the weekend and there will be rides for the kids as well as a visit from Durham Cricket mascots Chester and River.

Chester-le-EATS takes place 10am-4pm on Saturday September 30 and 10am-3pm on Sunday October 1. Entrance to the event is via Gate 1 at Durham Cricket.

For a full list of food and drink producers, and the music line-up, visit

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