Winckley Square Weekender: Taste of the world to take over Georgian Square

Posted on - 29th April, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Winckley Square Food Festival in 2012 drew hundreds of visitors down into the square

The Winckley Square Food Festival in 2012 drew hundreds of visitors down into the square

A two day festival in Winckley Square is going to have flavours from around the world.


Chef Paul Heathcote, who runs the Olive Press restaurant on the Square, is hosting the Square Shack.

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It will sell themed burgers and hot dogs from Italy, China, France, Mexico and beyond.

Also on the Square will be stalls from Forum Bar, Dukpond and the Mystery Tea House.

Dukpond are planning a pop up bar selling cocktails, mocktails and Peruvian street food.


Forum are doing a BBQ selling their much-loved burger.

Speciality tea and cake from the Mystery Tea House are going to be on offer.

The Winckley Square Weekender runs on Friday 2 May and Saturday 3 May and is being organised following a similar event during the Preston Guild.

Tim Joel, events manager at Preston City Council said: “There is a real public desire to maintain the spirit of the Guild and Winckley Weekend takes a mix of Guild activities and themes and incorporates them into this weekend of festivities.

“The Square, Winckley Street, Guildhall Street and Cannon Street will be alive with a vintage market, world food & drink from the Winckley businesses, live music, classic cars, fairground rides and even a giant dragon Veronica to entertain the crowds.

“The weekend will really highlight the assets of the Winckley area and show off the potential, showcasing an eclectic mix of traders and professional services ahead of the area undergoing major improvements.”

Paul Heathcote will host the Square Shack

Paul Heathcote will host the Square Shack

The event runs from 11am to 10pm on the Friday and from 10am to 10pm on the Saturday.

Will you be attending the event? Let us know in the comments below

Image credit to shabbagaz

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