Organisers of Southsea Food Festival 23 have announced a record number of traders attending this year’s event returning on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July. Over 70 traders offering food and drink have signed up for the Southsea’s ultimate family foodie event.

Councillor Steve Pitt, Leader of the council with responsibility for economic development said:

“I am delighted with the response from business for our annual food festival. This shows how food and drink businesses, local and regional, value trading in Southsea at such an established community event.

Southsea Food Festival is now in its 15th year and is an important catalyst for our local economy. The event has launched businesses over the years and helped them to test their products and develop their brands. “

Food lovers will be able to browse, sample and buy a wide range of products including sausages, macaroons, ice cream, fresh pasta, local beer and Portsmouth gin. The are also a number of traders offering foods from across the world, from Asia, Africa, South America, India and Europe.

This year the event covers a bigger area, taking in Palmerston, Clarendon and Osborne roads and Avenue De Caen. There will be some local road closures in place.

There will be an acoustic live music stage featuring local musical talent, family entertainments, plus loads of great tips from industry experts.

Southsea Food Festival is a free event. For more information visit rediscoverportsmouth.co.uk