River Street Events has hailed its second BBC Good Food Show Spring a success, with demonstrations from Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and the Hairy Bikers proving highlights of the show.
Around 14,000 visitors descended on the Harrogate International Centre (HIC) from 10 to 12 April, as the show launched new features including The Great Taste Market.
The organiser said the show has expanded significantly in the past year, with 30 per cent more stands and 182 exhibitors.
Laura Biggs, managing director of River Street Events said: “We made a real effort to improve the layout of the show to ensure there were no crowding issues and we have received some really positive feedback about the changes we made.
“The Royal Hall once again made the perfect back drop to some fantastic demonstrations from Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, James Martin and the Hairy Bikers and the atmosphere in the theatre was amazing.”
Other highlights of the show included the Deliciouslyorkshire area and Good Food Champions, plus four hand-picked winners of the Producers’ Bursary Awards Scheme.
Each advance ticket included a seat in the Supertheatre in the iconic Royal Hall and chefs and experts included Brian Turner, John Torode and Nancy Birtwhistle.
Simon Kent, director at the HIC said: “Following the success of last year’s BBC Good Food Show Spring in Harrogate it was great to welcome back a much bigger show this year. There was a real buzz in the halls with thousands of visitors coming along to experience a great line-up of expert chef workshops and a huge range of food delights to sample.
“The spring version of the BBC Good Food Show is a relatively new event but it’s second year at HIC was a big success and a great advert for our venue and the whole town.”
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