Alsager brings a little Italy to Cheshire East

On Sunday 8th September, Alsager Partnership transformed the town into a little Italy with the town’s annual food & drink festival… bringing a little taste of Italy to Cheshire East along with a record number of visitors to the festival.

In its fifth year, thousands of visitors once more flocked to Alsager to enjoy an array of fabulous food, family fun, Italian supercars and Scooters alongside street performers, live entertainment, competitions and more.  This was an occassion of interest to all ages.

The event was opened by local opera singer Denise Leigh and her husband Stefan Andrusyschyn, who wowed the audience prior to an incredible display of Ferrari cars, Lamborghini’s and Italian Scooters roaring through the streets.

More live entertainment followed with Baldini and Eve Ella from Circus In A Box who performed tricks on stilts and fire breathing.  Organiser, Maria Ashdown, Project Manager at Alsager Partnership, said: “I adore delivering events to Alsager, but this is without a doubt my favourite in the Partnership’s calendar. Now in its fifth year, this event is well established within the community and we are always excited by the growing number of visitors attracted to the town. There are many food festivals around, but nothing which is Italian themed and so we feel we have something quite unique in the area. We are fortunate to be supported by local Italian business Romazzino Restaurant, who are very hands-on throughout the day and our lead sponsors. We are also grateful to our additional sponsors BS Marson & Sons Ltd and Steelite International”.

In addition to the entertainment and food, there was a Melon Eating Competition with first prize awarded to Jon Twigg; this challenged contestants to eat as much melon as possible, with a small spoon and one hand behind their back, the winner took home a £50 voucher to spend at Romazzino Restaurant in Alsager. There was a raffle with a 1st prize Ferrari Experience Day donated by Drive Me and a Children’s Fancy Dress Competition with a prize of a pizza party for ten children at Romazzino Restaurant, this was judged by Chairman of Alsager Town Council, Councillor Rod Fletcher and Chairman of Alsager Partnership, John Poulson. The fancy dress prize went to brother and sister joint winners James and Matilda Paton for their Mona Lisa and Leonardo De Vinci.

Mrs Ashdown added: “It was a fabulous day with the number of visitors exceeding our expectations, each year we think bigger and better, we provide more food traders and yet this year many of the traders still ran out of food. All can say is that we must be doing something right! Local singers Salvatore Tuzzi and Dean Lanza were brought back by popular demand and closed the celebrations.  What an incredible day, we are already looking forward to next year”.

15208s
4756
4773
15116s
9
4724
4707
15129s
4792
15158s
4717
2
15206s
4742
7
15112s
1
4806
15152s
15123s
15132s
2
4789
4711
4731
15119s
11
15134s
15180s
4
6
15121
15070s
13
10
3
4716
15195s
4671
15191s
4693
4801
15199s
15124s
15228s
15194s
4753
4770
4684
4
7
4748
12
4751
15057
15167s
4710
4673
15186s
15201s
4728
4714
4778
4715
15107s
6
4765
4719
4712
15128s
15103s
4722
15207s
4798
15196
4774
15105
4771
5
4727
15213s
15108s
15067s
15115s
4726
15050
4668
4749
4766
15178s
15051
4697
15184s
4741
4783
4758
4704
4709
15052
15090s
9
15125s
4769
10
4729
15162s
5
8
4760
15189s
15086s
1
4706
3
4702
15131s
4744
15155s
4804
4762
15064
4777
4784
15187s
4718
4767
8
4725
4705
4708
4759

Alsager Web Dementia Friendly
A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported and confident they can contribute to community life.

Become a Dementia Friend