A variety of street food vendors will set up shop in the market square, which will be transformed into a mini festival with a performance area for family entertainment.
The event – FEAST – takes place on Friday and Saturday September 24 and 25 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Organizers say there will be an “array of incredible street vendors serving up tasty treats,” ranging from Armenian dishes and German sausages to artisanal and authentic Greek Caribbean cuisine.
Confirmed vendors for the event include Phi Pie, El Paladar, and R Place Coffee and Donuts among many others.
There will also be entertainment from talented musicians including Jen Cherene Duo, Taylor Payne and James Asker to name a few.
Councilor Tracey Dixon, Head of South Tyneside Council, said: “We are very excited to host this two-day event this weekend, giving friends and families a chance to enjoy quality food and great entertainment, all in the picturesque setting of our traditional market square.
“FEAST also complements the fantastic range of food and beverage businesses we have locally while giving visitors the chance to try something new.
“The market will also operate on both days, so when visitors are not enjoying the food and entertainment on offer, they can get real bargains from our market traders. “
She added, “FEAST is the first such street food event to take place in the Marketplace and is just one of the ways we are working to help businesses recover from the pandemic.
“By making our town centers and towns more welcoming and attractive to visitors and creating new experiences for them to enjoy, we hope people will see all of the great things we have to offer and keep coming back. “
FEAST is funded by the Government Welcome Fund – an extension of the High Streets Safely Reopening Fund.
Cllr Dixon said it was also a pilot project for other events in South Tyneside that contribute to one of the council’s key priorities of supporting city centers, villages, main streets and hospitality.