Buxton Students Vital Ingredient In Food Fair Success
Date posted: 13 May 2013
University of Derby Buxton students were a vital ingredient in the success of the recent Bakewell Food Festival, which attracted hundreds of people to the town.
Over the weekend of April 27 and 28 (2013), the Peak District Town, famous for its Bakewell Tart, was transformed with the addition of tens of food stalls - piled high with local produce.
In the lead up of the event, the nine BA (Hons) Events Management students were tasked with putting together an event guide including festival highlights. On the day, they worked together on operational tasks such as promotion, set up, take down, litter picking, road closures and marshalling.
The team were invited back to Bakewell after successfully supporting the Bakewell Christmas Market.
Sue Smethurst, Bakewell Events organiser said "I would like to say a big thank you to the students who helped us over the weekend. Once again they worked very hard; we really couldn't manage without their help. The program that they had designed was wonderful."
Buxton BA (Hons) Tourism Management degree students also attended the event to carry out data collection for the University's ongoing Extending the Season project.
The fair itself saw approximately 50 tempting, food stalls scattered around the town centre, as well as a 'pop up' Italian Market, cookery school demonstrations in Rutland Mill and a beer festival with plenty of opportunities for sampling the produce.