Best Food Festivals- Early Summer
Eastnor Castle chili festival 2017 – Sunday 30th April- Monday 1st May
Stalls selling everything chili-chutneys, chocolate, cakes, wine, plants & much much more
Ludlow Spring festival- Saturday 13th-sunday 14th may
Like a beer festival but better. Take 200 real ales, combine 60 passionate, local food and drink producers, mix in toe tapping live music, over 180 spectacular classic cars what do you get… The Ludlow Spring Festival of course!
Monmouth Food Festival- Saturday 20th- Sunday 21st May
The draw this year is a chef’s theatre, where you can watch the best local talent whip up masterpieces. A producers Market with over 30 stalls representing the best of local food will send you home with full bags and tummy’s. The Monmouthshire youth service will once again be hosting the children’s corner. The Quarter promotes healthy alternatives to high fat and sugar snack food and drink as well as creating activities where young people can have fun.
Yarkhill Field and Fork Festival- Saturday 10th June
Dubbed as an asparagus, cider and strawberry celebration, the Yarkhill field to fork festival. Yarkhill is quite famous in Herefordshire for the cultivating of its own cider apple variety. There are local ciders to taste. Not sure how this food combines with asparagus and strawberries but i will be sure to find out. They also promote cake and cheese together with food demonstrations and competitions. Whats extra good about Yarkhill field to fork is that its not only promoting local produce, its giving something back too, as all proceeds go to breast cancer haven and yarkhill community projects.
Shobden Food and Flying festival- Saturday 1st- Sunday 2nd July
Set in beautiful North Herefordshire surroundings at an historic WW2 airfield, the unique event combines gastronomy, a host of aviation attractions, arts and crafts, demonstrations, live music and lots more. They promise a warm welcome and a host of attractions to tickle the taste buds and stimulate sense.
The Hereford food festival- Saturday 1st- Sunday 2nd July
The First Hereford food festival run by Big bull events Ltd is set to be a fabulous day out for all the family with food, fun, music and more. This takes place on the Hereford Racecourse. Sample and enjoy fine, freshly made food and drink either on site, or to take home! Also enjoy the ambiance of live music to accompany your day out and also entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
The Great Ledbury Celebration- food, drink, music, poetry and heritage- Sunday 9th July
What do you get if you cross a poetry festival with a promoter of local food and drink? An all-out celebration of the finer things in life. On the 9th July you will hear nothing but music and poetry and eat nothing but the very best in local food.
Alcester & Forest of Arden food festival- Saturday 20th May
For a great day out especially if you love food and drink, the Alcester and forest of arden food festivals cannot be beaten! 2017 dates are may 20th and October 21st from 9am-5pm free entrance. Free park and ride from Adams Way.
Alcester really welcomes visitors, they are a festival town with something going on nearly all the time, and the food festivals are the jewels in the events calendar, with over a hundred exhibitors offering the very best of cheeses, pies, artisan breads, cakes, fresh and cured meats and sausages, fruit and vegetables, pickles, oils & preserves, kitchen equipment, a pig roast, award winning street food, homemade chocolates, local beers, ciders, wines and spirits. The individual local shops will be contributing: the welcoming pubs and cafes will be open. Go along to taste, browse and buy. So for a perfect foodie day out, forage through the food festival stalls and enjoy wonderful food and drink. Although dogs are welcome, please be aware that the streets get very busy. The organizers information stand is located by St Nicholas church.
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