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Celebrate Holyoke Announces Food Vendors for Festival

HOLYOKE — The Celebrate Holyoke planning committee announced this year’s food vendors set to participate in the three-day festival happening August 26-28. This year’s food vendors include a broad mix of Holyoke restaurants like Sláinte, Fiesta Café, and Capri Pizza, as well as regional favorites like Wheelhouse Farm. A wide variety of mobile food trucks will be set up throughout the weekend as well, including Holyoke Hummus Co., Mothership Gourmet, and Say Cheese grilled-cheese sandwiches.

“We’re pleased to welcome this talented group of local restauranteurs, which all bring something unique and delicious to our festival,” said Jenna Weingarten, executive director for Celebrate Holyoke. “We’re fortunate to have many of our vendors returning from last year, and we’re also really excited for the new food options that are joining us this year that will guarantee there’s something for everyone.”

Guests will be able to purchase food and drinks from the following local establishments: Papa’s Gourmet Hotdogs, Wheelhouse Farm, Nutmeg Concessions, Gateway City Arts, Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, Sláinte, Say Cheese, Holyoke Hummus Co., Mothership Gourmet, Damn Yankees BBQ, Capri Pizza, Jnd Amusements, Fiesta Café, and Silk Deli and Bistro.

Celebrate Holyoke is a three-day festival that made its return last August after a 10-year hiatus, drawing an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 people downtown over the course of the weekend. This year’s festival will include live musical performances, foods and beverages from local restaurants, and goods from local artists and crafters. Also back by popular demand is Slide the City, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27.

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