21 June 2024

Halloween theme for rescheduled FEASTival

The East Riding FEASTival tour will return to Withernsea – with a twist – as it returns for a spooky weekend on the coast.

On October 22, people are invited to come along to Valley Gardens for an entertainment-packed programme of family fun, featuring live music throughout the day on the main stage as well as fairground rides.

The FEASTival event at Valley Gardens was originally planned to go ahead on the weekend of February 19-20, but a decision was taken to postpone due to concerns around the safety of setting up the stalls with wind gusts reaching 64mph. The rescheduled event will now take place on October 22 with a slightly revised Halloween theme.

The All Hallows FEASTival will also include a bar, select grocery and food stores all served up with a “spooktacular” theme and Halloween activities for families.

Live music will include the Rockin’ Deltones, the Zynx and Connor Penson, with food stalls including Day of the Dead Mexican food, a hog roast, Bridlington Bay Lobster and more. Northern Shores chef Rob Green will be demonstrating how to cook lobster dishes, and the Holderness Fishing Industry Group will also be there with some live lobster tanks.

There will be fair rides on Memorial Avenue throughout the day, the bar will be open from 3-7pm, and from 11am children’s activities will include a maze, face painting, arts and crafts, pumpkin derby, witches hat ring toss and much more.

Local businesses can still get involved by taking a stall, running promotions or extending their opening hours to capitalise on the increased footfall.

Those who would like to express an interest can contact [email protected].

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic growth, investment and tourism at East Riding Council, said: “It is fantastic news that the FEASTival will be returning to Withernsea following the unfortunate postponement in February due to the serious weather conditions.

“I know how many Withernsea residents were really looking forward to this event, so we look forward to fulfilling our promises and coming to Withernsea with the All Hallows FEASTival.

“I’d like to thank the residents of Withernsea, Withernsea Town Council and the businesses involved for making sure this event does finally go ahead and I’d encourage all residents in Withernsea and the surrounding areas to come out for a weekend of fun on the coast.”

For more information, visit: withernseatowncouncil.co.uk/events.