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#AmazingAccrington, organisers of the 2023 Accrington Food & Culture Festival, have invited over 2,000 Hyndburn primary school children to take part in an exciting competition as part of the cultural festival, which takes place on Saturday 3rd June (10 am-4 pm).

Competition forms have been delivered to Year 2 and Year 3 children from 36 Hyndburn primary schools, with the students now being challenged to draw their favourite food from around the world as part of the festival which is being sponsored by Hyndburn Borough Council, North Lancs Training Group, The Cardboard Box Company and Financial Affairs.

#AmazingAccrington visited two schools to launch the competition including Accrington Peel Park Primary School and Hyndburn Park Primary School, with children asked to think about different foods and cultures from around the world before drawing their favourite cuisine.

Entries into the competition must be posted in the special competition letterbox, which has been installed inside Accrington Market Hall, by 3 pm on Friday 2nd June.

The incredible designs will then be displayed on the day of the Food & Culture festival for members of the public to view.

Prizes up for grabs for the competition include a family meal at The Crafty Fox for first place, second place will win a Finch Bakery voucher, while third place will take home a voucher for Oswaldtwistle Mills. The three winners will be announced on the main stage on Accrington Town Square at 10:15 am on Saturday 3rd June.

Murray Dawson, Chair of #AmazingAccrington, said: “A big part of the 2023 festival is culture and what better way to put culture and food together, than getting youngsters from across the borough to start thinking about different foods from around the world and then drawing them.

“We have already seen some fantastic entries into our competition, and we can’t wait to see them displayed in the Market Hall on Saturday 3rd June.”

Sameena King, Market Manager at Accrington Market, said: “What a fantastic way to get the children of Hyndburn thinking about different foods and cultures. We can’t wait to see all the youngsters and their parents delivering their competition entries into our letterbox and we will be proud to display their fantastic drawings on the day of the event. Make sure you come and check them out!”

Mrs Rahim, teaching assistant at Peel Park Primary School, said: “It has been great to welcome #AmazingAccrington into school. We have talked about different foods from around the world, before inviting our children to invite to draw their favourite food.

“We can’t wait for the Accrington Food & Culture Festival on Saturday 3rd June – see you all there!”

Miss Passmore from Hyndburn Park Primary School, added: “Our children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the #AmazingAccrington ‘draw your favourite food from around the world’ competition!

“It has been fantastic to see the children thinking about different foods and cultures, and they have come up with some lovely drawings. Good luck to everyone taking part!”

The 2023 Accrington Food & Culture Festival will feature a number of free activities for all the family including a main stage with live cooking demonstrations, a spectacular war-renactment, a Spitfire flypast at 1:40 pm, a giveaway of Hershey bars and parachute men sponsored by Pendle Hill Properties, food play activity stalls, DHOL drummers, clog dancers, free fairground rides, three free cooking sessions with Cook Stars, a sensational display of flags from around the world, the chance to win a free football with Accrington Stanley Community Trust, plus much more!

For the full 2023 Accrington Food & Culture Festival line-up, visit