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The Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival

March 20, 2018 Days out, Taste Comments Off on The Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival
Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival

Stop the press! Northern Soul is doing something new and proper exciting. In partnership with Cracking Wine, we are launching a new festival that is set to become a popular – and permanent – fixture on the North’s culinary calendar.

The Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival will launch in the heart of Ramsbottom on September 29, 2018.

This ‘Proper Northern’ day will be dedicated to the fantastic makers and suppliers of quality, artisan and organic food alongside great beer, liqueurs and spirits hand-crafted in the North. Also on the taste agenda is a fabulous selection of wines including some from biodynamic producers, all of which are available from local independent merchants.

The suppliers and exhibitors will be carefully selected to bring you the best food and drink experience possible, alongside exciting masterclasses and a chance to try before you buy.

We will bring the best of what the region has to offer under one roof in a relaxed and friendly environment. We are ‘Proper Northern’ and proud of it.

What to expect:

  • A fabulous range of amazing produce, and a chance to meet the folk who make it
  • Ticketed sessions (12-3pm or 4pm-7pm)
  • Limited admission numbers (no elbowing required and there are even some seats)
  • Local food and drink heroes running masterclasses
  • Free samples of all food and drink on offer – so a chance to try before you buy
  • A local delivery service for a modest fee
  • Free carrier bag – not plastic of course
  • Exclusive offers and discounts from the lovely producers
  • Prize draws and competitions
  • Awards for ‘Best Food’ and ‘Best Drink’

Tickets are £15 and will go on sale in June 2018. Click here for details. 

The Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival is brought to you by Janet Harrison who runs Manchester-based Cracking Wine and Helen Nugent, the woman behind Northern Soul. We are a friendly pair who share a passion for discovering the very best of what the North has to offer and showcasing that talent to those who care about their region and what they eat and drink.

This will be the inaugural festival in Ramsbottom, a Lancashire market town which celebrates its cultural and food heritage in an understated and brilliant way. Nestled in the foothills of the West Pennines, Ramsbottom is full to the brim of celebrated restaurants, independent shops, great people and there’s even a huge urn.

If you’d like to be an exhibitor, or would like to register interest for tickets, then pop over an email to the Editor of Northern Soul at

Proudly in partnership with Cracking Wine

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