Wrexham tucks into culinary delights at food festival


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

FOODIES had the chance to try delicacies from across the globe as a three-day international market opened in Wrexham town centre.

Based in Queens Square the market saw traders selling foods and crafts all day between 10pm and 6pm.

The baking weather meant the stallholders were doing a roaring trade and with two days to go the market has already been hailed a success.

Wrexham councillor for Little Acton, Bill Baldwin, said: “It’s a real boost to the town. I had a walk around at lunchtime and it was very busy, particularly with families.

“We haven’t had something like this in a very long time. 

“It’s colourful, vibrant and brings people together. It also brings people into town, which is what the council has been trying so hard to do. 

“Hopefully other retailers will feel the benefits.

“We hope to have more events like this in the future and if the traders are making money, hopefully they will want to come back to Wrexham.”

Site manager Guy Nijhuis, of Geraud Markets, which has brought the event to Wrexham, said it was a promising start yesterday, which the organisers hope will continue through today and tomorrow.

Mr Nijhuis said: “The weather has been beautiful for it, perfect, and we’ve had all kinds of things going on. We have made a good start and are hoping the turnout will increase as it goes on.

“We have everything on offer here from garden ornaments from Poland and Norway, to Chinese grills and barbecues. 

“There are all different kinds of food such as speciality potatoes and German sausages. There are craft ornaments and handmade jewellery as well.”

The event is free to attend and Mr Nijhuis says it is ideal for families looking for something to do now the school holidays are under way.

He said: “It’s an exciting opportunity for locals to taste food from around the world, and 

provides something for everyone, young or old.

“The food has been a big draw, with fresh bread, doughnuts and noodles. We are inviting everyone to come along and get involved.

“The enormous candy floss has been very popular, and the children are walking away with the biggest smiles.

He added: “It’s the first time we’ve been to Wrexham and the people are very friendly here. It has been so warm too, almost too hot for the people doing the cooking.”

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