Those running stalls will include Boom Burger, Kendal Farmers’ Market, Pappy’s Texas BBQ, Sweet Treats and Bay Distillery.
Among the folk artists appearing in Market Place and Finkle Street will be The Mizzen Crew, Coldharbour Road, Chloe Jane Hirst, The Lakeland Fiddlers, The Duke of Cumberland Folk Group, The Fabulous Bryce Street Strummers and FolkintheFells.
The festival will also extend to Pappy’s, in The Old Smokehouse in Yard 2, Stricklandgate, where music will be performed on Saturday from noon until 2pm and on Sunday (June 18) from noon until 3pm and The Factory Tap on Aynam Road, where there will be a hog roast and Malay cuisine.
Friday 16th June and Friday 17th June will also see a special return of Kendal Farmer’s Market, on Friday you will find the market in it’s usual home on our bustling Market Place and on Saturday it will be positioned at the top of Finkle Street.
Peter Brendling, the manager of Kendal BID said: “There used to be a food festival in Kendal so we wanted to reintroduce that concept and promote local food and drink as well as folk music as the two go so well together.”
“We hope the festival will highlight Kendal as a destination, showcase the fabulous food, drink and entertainment on offer here and that it will give an economic boost to the town and its businesses.
“It promises to be a great day, combining music and food, which we hope will appeal to both local residents and attract people from out of the area to visit the town.”
Kendal BID, a not-for-profit organisation, was established in 2014 and is now in its second five-year period of operation.
Its wide range of activities include marketing Kendal as a destination for visitors, running projects and providing benefits to businesses and the public that use them.