Sunday, 6 February 2011

Bishop Auckland Food Festival April 16th 2011

The Bishop Auckland Food Festival in the Durham Dales is the largest food festival in the North East.

Set in the leafy and historic grounds of Auckland Castle, showcasing the finest food products, this free-to-enter festival which has grown into one of the region’s must-visit annual events takes place on April 16th 2001. The one day festival isn’t just about food though, local arts and crafts designers display the best of their creative talent and products including patchwork quilting, jewellery and beading.  In addition to the sales stalls there will also be numerous demonstrations and entertainment performances making the day a great event for all the family. Free park and ride transport will also be available.

Auckland Castle home to the Bishop of Durham for over 800 years also houses the priceless Zurbar├ín Paintings, painted between 1640 and 1645 and aquired in 1756 by Bishop Trevor for £124.00.  The thirteen Zurbar├ín Paintings hang in the Long Dining Room, each painting standing eight feet tall. 

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