28th April 2015

BBC Good Food Show Spring welcomes 14,000 visitors

River Street Events, organisers of BBC Good Food Show Spring, were delighted with the turnout at the Harrogate International Centre (HIC). Around 14,000 visitors walked through the doors over three days, from 10th to 12th April.

River Street Events, organisers of BBC Good Food Show Spring, were delighted with the turnout at the Harrogate International Centre (HIC). Around 14,000 visitors walked through the doors over three days, from 10th to 12th April.

According to the organisers, the show has expanded significantly since the first show held at HIC last year, with 30 per cent more stands and 182 exhibitors. New features were launched, including The Great Taste Market, and demonstrations from Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and the Hairy Bikers proved to be highlights of the show.

Laura Biggs, managing director of River Street Events commented: “We made a real effort to improve the layout of the show to ensure there were no crowding issues and we have received some really positive feedback about the changes we made.

“The Royal Hall once again made the perfect back drop to some fantastic demonstrations from Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, James Martin and the Hairy Bikers and the atmosphere in the theatre was amazing.”

Simon Kent, director at the HIC said: “Following the success of last year’s BBC Good Food Show Spring in Harrogate it was great to welcome back a much bigger show this year. There was a real buzz in the halls with thousands of visitors coming along to experience a great line-up of expert chef workshops and a huge range of food delights to sample.

“The spring version of the BBC Good Food Show is a relatively new event but it’s second year at HIC was a big success and a great advert for our venue and the whole town.”