Unlike most of the festivals held in Niigata city, 5 bancho Loten festival is unique in the fact that it is organised by the super energetic Junko the owner of Honchos craft cafe Chillin Mama. Previous festivals have been fantastic with big crowds attending and this May the 14th festival is going to be bigger again with over 50 shops . The main feature of this festival is bread, Niigata has a vast range of bakeries and some very good ones that have even won awards overseas for their products . Albannach will be there serving up Black Isle organic craft beer , our famous pies and for the first time at a local festival will will be cooking traditional fish and chips . One of my friends Markus and his wife who own the famous Sado Island bakery called T & M delivery will be attending as well. Be warned if you want any of their products get to the festival before 10am and stand in line as their fantastic bread sells out really fast !
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