We’ve been monitoring the current situation in recent weeks and have made the decision to cancel the ‘A Taste of Chorley’ event (6-7 June). The health of visitors, traders and staff remain our priority.
Events scheduled for later in the year remain under review and we’ll announce any updates in due course.
We’re looking at options for an event we can host when we are able to all get together again and we’re hoping that elements of A Taste of Chorley will be part of this.
What's On Offer?
- Get some top tips from local chefs giving cooking demonstrations
- Enjoy some delicious food tasting
- Pick up advice on healthy eating with lots of recipes and cooking tips
- Visit the wide range of local artisan producers selling mouth-watering produce for you to take home and create your own delicious dishes
- Look out for and join in the competitions for budding cooks and bakers – more details below
- See which Chorley town centre trader will crowned the 2020 Taste of Chorley champion
Over the two days of A Taste of Chorley there will be demonstrations from local chefs, butchers, and bakers. Come along and hear how to prepare dishes, decorate cakes or get recipes with ingredients that can sourced from Chorley town centre’s food and drink stalls and shops.
Come and get a step-by-step guide to making some amazing dishes and pick up some inside tips on cooking them from the experts. You will then have the chance to taste some of the fantastic food once it has been made.
The demonstration kitchen can be found on Fazakerley Street at the Market Street end, where there will also be a covered seating area for you to view the demonstrations. You can view the schedule for both days below.
The demonstration kitchen, entertainment and street food and drink hub on Fazakerley Street has been kindly sponsored by Eric Wright Group.
There are three categories for the ‘Great Chorley Bake Off’ competitions this year: Professional, Under 16 and Adults. You are permitted to submit one entry per challenge.
Children over 16 & Adults
There’s lots of FREE and cheap car parking on the day of the event on all Chorley town centre car parks. On Saturday, you can park for free on long stay car parks from 10am but you will need to get a time of arrival ticket. All car parks are free to park on after 1pm on Saturday. On Sunday, all car parks are free all day but please remember The Flat Iron car park has a two-hour maximum stay limit on both days and you will need to get a time of arrival ticket.
Please see the map of Chorley town centre car parks below.
Find your way
Use junction 8 off the M61 or junction 28 off the M6. Chorley town centre is easily accessed from the A6, which passes directly through Chorley.
Chorley is well-served by bus routes linking the town centre with surrounding villages. The main bus route is the 125/126, which links Chorley to Preston and Bolton. There are also direct bus routes from Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Lake District.
Chorley is on the main train line between Manchester and Blackpool. If you are travelling on a long distance service you will need to change at Manchester or Preston.