Howden FEASTival 2022
Fri, 25 Feb 2022

We end the East Riding of Yorkshire FEASTival tour in Howden for a fifth and final serving of fun flavoured street festivities. We are at the heart of the town on the Market Place with Howden Minster providing an atmospheric backdrop and the Shire Hall featuring in the line up of independent retailers on either side of the street.

The FEASTival is an exciting fun filled weekend. Street foods, bars of distinction, alfresco dining, live music, comedy, children's entertainment, select grocery food & craft all served up with big helpings of humour, colour and character.

Following the development of town centre recovery plans with local elected members, we have identified locations that have the potential and desire to explore new events or markets. These events will act to generate interest and footfall in town centres and is an exciting opportunity for businesses to reach new audiences.  

These events are being commissioned by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, through the ERDF Welcome Back Fund. They are being delivered by Market Square Group Ltd, a specialist events company with significant experience of running events such as this.  

Details for the Howden FEASTival are as follows:

Dates: 26/27 February 2022

Opening Times:
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Location: Market Square, Howden

Music and Comedy Line up

*Please note that performance timings may vary slightly up to and during the event.


11am - 12.45pm: Harrison Puckering

A York based musician performing acoustic covers of popular music stretching from the 60s to modern day.

1pm - 2pm: The Comedy Checkout

Interactive stand up comedy for a family audience.


1pm - 1.45pm: Campbell Glazier

Campbell Glazier is one the UK's leading comedy magicians and has performed all over the UK including prestigious venues such as 'The Museum Of Comedy' (London), 'Camden Cabaret' (London) and 'The Blue Lamp' (Aberdeen). He was the Runner Up for best comedian at both the 'Canterbury Festival' (Kent) and the 'Battle Of The Wits' (Britain's Oldest Brewery).

3pm - 5pm: Av-It!

A high-energy female fronted rock band.


*The list of traders is continually updated as the event approaches.


Silom Guys

Mexican street food including burrito, fajita, nachos, chilli con carne and tacos.

Red Star Catering

Chicken katsu curry, chicken teriyaki karagge, chicken with plum sauce, Japanese style chicken grill, Japanese style yakisoba noodles, fried rice and veg gyoza.


Hog roast, pulled pork and sausage & onions hot dogs. Soft cold drinks.

Thainese Street Food

Thai and Chinese street food including dishes such as Thai green curry, black bean, sweet & sour, kung po and spring rolls, served with noodles or rice.


Portsonachan Hotel and Lodges

Providing opportunities to book mini breaks to their 19th Century Portsonachan Hotel.

Wild Garden Cam Ltd

Garden themed t-shirts, hand crafted art items, stained glass window decorations, fairy LED domes, fairy LED wands, floral head bands, paint/build your own kits - flower pots, butterfly and bee dishes, bird houses, insect hotels, hedgehog shelters, driftwood wildlife statues and wildlife plushies.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Providing information about their charity and standard or gift membership options.

Crafty Bits and Scents

Handmade soaps, soap sponges, bath salts, bath bombs, beeswax candles, scented candles and wax melts. Also fair trade goods, incense and holders, back flow burners, wooden soap dishes, tea light holders and gemstone chip bracelets.


Hand painted ceramic wall plaques featuring York and the East Coast of Yorkshire seaside, together with traditional flower and wine bottle designs.

Minifigure Mania

Minifigure Lego, minifigure keyrings, metal signs and large beer caps.

Isobel C Professional Cosmetics Ltd

Products include a selection of teas, essential oil, pampering bath, soy wax hand poured candles & diffusers.

Amber UK

Handmade natural Baltic amber jewellery and amber & silver decorated glass.


Fantastic Faces

Face painting.

Old Tyme Funfair

Children's chair o plane, mini octopus and rocket rides. Pick a duck and candy floss stalls.


Passion du Fromage Ltd

Spanish & French saucisson, French cheese and more continental fine foods.

The Great British Cheese Company

Award winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles.

Yaran Active Company

Olives, Turkish delight, baklava and cashew.

Cray Bakes

Delicious brownies, blondies, rocky roads, flapjacks, cookie dough, cookie pie's and different types of cookie products.


Famous Last Stand

A selection of beer, ale, lager, cider, Prosecco, wine and gin.

The Tipsy Cow Trailer

Barista coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft cold drinks, cookies, tarts and crisps.

Want to be part of it?

Local businesses can still get involved and have 3 ways they can take advantage of these events in their towns: 

  1. Take a stall at the event in your town or all the towns. Stalls will be available to local traders at a concession rate, this is a great opportunity to engage with a new audience in a different setting.  
  2. Run a promotion at the same time as the event and the council will work with you to promote this as part of the event 
  3. Extend opening hours to capitalise on the increased footfall in the town centre 

If you would like to express an interest in taking part in these events, and receive more information please contact office@marketsquaregroup.com, Tel: 01832 281274 or visit https://www.marketsquaregroup.co.uk/core/events   

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: "We are really looking forward to the FEASTival event in Howden and it will be a terrific way to bring communities together and back out to our high streets.

"I would very much encourage residents in these areas to visit the 'FEASTivals' when they are in their town and also continue to support the local retailers in the area as we all hope for a prosperous start to 2022. I very much hope these events bring interest and joy to our market towns during the darker winter months."

For more information, visit www.eastridingfeastivals.co.uk.


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