2022 Lancashire Tourism Awards

We are absolutely thrilled that Marketing Lancashire has named The British Country Music Festival as a finalist in this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards. The awards are open to all tourism enterprises and events from across the county.

Martin Blore, Promoter of The British Country Music Festival said: ‘It is a major achievement to launch a new, independent festival at any time, but to do it a year before lockdown and pick up again two years later is nothing short of miraculous. Thanks to a great team behind the scenes, our venue partners the Winter Gardens, our production manager, our sound and lighting, photographers, crew and the amazing array of talented homegrown singer-songwriters for all their hard work and loyalty.

He added: “Without the support of the amazing music lovers who continue to support our festival buying tickets each year, we obviously couldn’t do any of this without them. Thank you.”

Resilience and Innovation

Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire commenting on this year’s awards, said: ‘To see so many quality events returning after the last 2 years and entering the awards is a true testament to the determination of the industry to bounce back and create incredible experiences for visitors and residents of the county. If there was ever a good sign that Lancashire tourism is bouncing back, it is in the calibre and creativity of this year’s finalists in the Lancashire Tourism Awards.

‘Lancashire’s tourism and hospitality businesses are nothing short of remarkable in their resilience and innovation and we look forward to celebrating with all the finalists and our supporters at this stand-out event in the new year.’

Announcing their support as Destination Sponsor, VisitBlackpool, Cllr Lynn Williams, Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We are delighted that the Lancashire Tourism Awards are coming back to Blackpool, the UK’s most popular seaside destination. For us, tourism is a billion-pound industry and one that supports tens of thousands of local jobs. I can’t think of a better place to celebrate the best that the county has to offer.

The finalists announced today:

Large Event of the Year Award

British Textile Biennial, East Lancashire
hristmas by the Sea, Blackpool
Highest Point Festival, Lancaster
Santa Specials at East Lancashire Railway

Small Event of the Year Award

British Country Music Festival, Blackpool
Chorley Flower Show
Dino Fest, Lancaster
Pumpkin Festival at Ridgeway Farm, Blackpool
Thornton Hall Christmas Adventure, Thornton-in-Craven

Taste Lancashire Producer Award

Brindle Distillery, Chorley
Goosnargh Gin
Lancaster Brewery Spirits Company
Morecambe Bay Chowder

Unsung Hero Award

Jenna Bullows, Assistant Manager, The Whitehall Hotel and Distillery
Sharon Jones, Hall Director, Samlesbury Hall

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