Blackburn Flower Festival Nominated for Popular Lancashire Tourism Award

One of Blackburn’s biggest most unique events of 2016 has been unveiled as a finalist in the Lancashire Tourism Awards which celebrate the diversity of the county’s tourist industry.

The Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival has been shortlisted for an award highlighting successful tourism events in Lancashire.

The Flower Festival, a four-day event organised by the Friends of Blackburn Cathedral, has been nominated for the Small Tourism Event award.

Organisers of the Flower Festival will now be invited to an interview with the judges next month at Northcote at the Rovers, Blackburn.

Karen Brooke and Lowri Cope, organisers of the Flower Festival, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for a Lancashire Tourism Award. The shortlist reflects the importance of visitor attractions and we’re proud to have played our part in promoting the town as a vibrant place to visit.”

Mrs Brooke added: “Town centre partners are working hard to put Blackburn on the map whilst making it a great place to visit. We would love to win the award but being shortlisted for the award is positive news for the town and a success in our eyes.”

The Lancashire Tourism Awards, organised by Marketing Lancashire and supported by Blackburn with Darwen Council, are designed to showcase the range of attractions, venues and experience on offer in the region.

Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at Blackburn Cathedral on Thursday, 10th November.

For more information, visit www.lancashiretourismawards.com