Festival Update: Craggs Cakes!

What could be better at a festival than a good cake? Don’t worry we’ve got that covered too. Craggs Cakes are coming and boy do they know how to make a good cake!

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Craggs Cakes is a business owned and run by Josie & Paul Pemberton-Clarke.  Started in the summer of 2008 the bakery is based in Top Land Business Park, at the bottom of Cragg Vale, near Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.

The business specialises in artisan cakes, cookies, biscuits, brownies, flapjacks and treats.   We try to use the best quality locally sourced ingredients, avoiding additives, wherever possible.  Our focus is on small scale individualistic baking, where the taste predominates.  ‘Hand baked’ really does mean that with us.  We do have machines to make life easier – whisking cream by hand is not as exciting as a trip to the gym; and we don’t do that either – but we don’t have feeder machines and automation.  The cake you enjoy from us will have involved hard graft!  Whilst we do produce standard recipes such as a lemon drizzle cake, we do tend to research and develop products, which other bakeries do not produce, such as raspberry & blueberry lime drizzle cake, and marshmallow magic.  If people want something different we try to provide it!  A request from a close friend has resulted, after much experimentation, with a power bar, ideally suited to triathletes, fell runners, and those who wish to sate their hunger pangs with something additive free and full of good things.

Our product range changes seasonally, so we do produce goodies for Valentine’s Day, Easter, summer picnics, Bonfire Night; and Christmas sees us focusing on succulent rich, alcohol rich fruit cakes, Finnish biscuits, and biscotti.

Requests for birthday cakes are always welcome, but do try and give us a little warning!  We make every effort to meet people’s individual demands.  Wedding cakes do require detailed negotiation – we don’t want to disappoint.  We want all our customers to be happy!

We love what we do and we want you to love our products.  Cake really is the ultimate comfort food.  It should put a smile on a face and leave a sigh of satisfaction. Happy days!

Visit their website here.

Festival Update: Dinky Drinkerie

Dinky Drinkerie Soft Drinks for all!

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We try to make sure there’s something for everyone at the festival and this year we welcome Dinky Drinkerie who will be bringing their bar on wheels! They’ll be making the most delightful soft drinks for you all day, the only problem is going to be which one to choose?

Check them out on Twitter here.

Not for Profit Lunch on Festival Day

In order to support families on the day of the Heptonstall Festival, there will be a ‘not for profit’ lunch service from 1pm till 4pm down at the Social and Bowling Club.

A self help childrens lunch platter will be available for £1.50 per child, whilst adults can enjoy a beef or cheese pie with beans for £2.00 a head.

There will be a low cost 20p raffle for the littlies as well, so please come on down and support us during these hours.

Finally, there will be a ‘managed’ bouncy castle, also run  just to recoup hire and insurance costs.

For more info…contact Jan Lymer

01422 847979 / 07772 168812

Festival Update: Food, Glorious Food (and drink!)

There’s much more to Heptonstall Festival than just the music, magic and even children’s parade.. You’re going to be treated to some of the finest, funkiest food and drink available in the local area, and much of it produced locally too!

We’re going to highlight a few of them starting with:

Luddenden Valley Wines

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Luddenden Valley wines is a fruit and country wines and liqueurs producer in Luddenden. They grow as much of thier own produce as possible, or source from local orchards, fields and hedgerows. They’ve been featured on the BBC’s Countryfile and praised very highly. They’ll be at the festival selling bottles of their wonderful produce.
Check out their Facebook page here.

Artist Update: Hebden Bridge Hill Millies

It wouldn’t be the festival without this bunch – so we’re really pleased that they’ll be dancing for us again this year.

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The Hebden Bridge Hill Millies are a Women’s Morris Dancing side based in Hebden Bridge, dancing in the Cotswold tradition infused with their own special magic. Accompanied by 4 fantastic fiddlers. They can sometimes be seen in Nora Batty disguise!