Tuck into top tucker

November 15, 2017

Mat Innes-Irons, with Phil Barca, tucks in to a slow-smoked brisket roll ahead of Saturday’s Fryers Food Festival. The festival is back this year, after last year’s inaugural event attracted about 10 000 people.

Barca.Love co-owner Phil Barca with Fryers Food Festival organisers Stacey Anderson (left) and Lisa Rees.

The Fryers Food Festival is back this weekend bigger and better than ever, after last year’s inaugural event attracted about 10000 people.

‘‘We are hoping for some wonderful weather to mix with our 50-plus food vendors,’’ event organiser Stacey Anderson said.

Described as a celebration of all things food, the festival will see local eateries and producers showcase their wares on Shepparton’s prime food strip.

‘‘We’ve got entertainment, including two live stages and a number of bars and outdoor dining areas,’’ Ms Anderson said.

‘‘Fryers St will be closed from the Wyndham St and Fryers St intersection to Shepparton Travel and Cruise.

‘‘We have even expanded into the Maude St Mall this year.’’

The family-friendly event will hope to produce a similar atmosphere to last year’s festival-type feel in Shepparton’s central business district.

‘‘The layout has changed a little bit to give us more room...there wasn’t enough seating last year, so we’ve doubled it,’’ Ms Anderson said.

‘‘I’d like to encourage everyone to get down to enjoy some outdoor dining under the stars while listening to great local bands.’’

Ms Anderson thanked Prickly Moses Brewery, Shepparton Show Me and Greater Shepparton City Council for sponsoring the event.

Fryers Food Festival will run from 4pm to 10pm on Saturday, in Fryers St, Shepparton.

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