THE TOP TEN UK Food Festivals in August 2012
We love food - especially high-quality, locally sourced food. That's why food festivals are an essential part of our summers. Here are some of the best food festivals coming up this month around the country...
We love food - especially high-quality, locally sourced food. That's why food festivals are an essential part of our summers. Here are some of the best food ... more
Foodies Festival, Battersea, London, 17th-19th August 2012
Join top chefs for cooking masterclasses, plus sample a wide range of local food and drink in the relaxing surroundings of London's Battersea Park. Tasting sessions will help you hone your palate, plus you can bring home a delicious selection of produce to try out your new skills.
Hatfield Country Show, 17th-19th August 2012
This traditional country fair will give your family a taste of country life in all its glory, with livestock and dog shows, floral and steam exhibitions, a petting zoo, crafts, "dancing sheep" and more! We're most excited about the fine food fair, however, and selection of real ales - a great way to sample local treats.
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, 18th-19th August 2012
We do love our garlic - tasty, healthy, and keeps vampires away! At this island festival, you can sample the odourful bulb in all its varieties, plus enjoy a funfair, live bands and refreshments.
TasteFest Food and Drink Festival, 18th-19th August 2012
Celebrate the best of food and drink in Sussex and Kent at this excellent two-day food festival. With appearances by celebrity chefs, including Jean-Christophe Novelli, and an assortment of local produce available for purchase in the lovely grounds of the Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, TasteFest will certainly inspire you to dust off your kitchen equipment and get cooking!
Banbury Food Fair, 19th August 2012
This charming old market town will showcase locally-produced food and drink during one day of foodie delights, including cooking demonstrations and masterclasses. Sample high-quality wares from small-scale producers, and browse the flower and produce stalls set up in the Market Square.
Bolton Food and Drink Festival, 24th-27th August 2012
Fans of television cookery programmes will want to catch the star-studded line-up at this festival, featuring no less than five celebrity chefs. There's also a fabulous local food market and street entertainment to keep you amused between shopping and sampling.
Big Onion Food and Drink Festival, 25th August 2012
Held in the lovely walled garden of the spacious Elveden Estate, this charmingly named food festival features a great selection of local food and drink products, plus a number of live bands from the area and entertainment to keep the kids amused.
Eden Foodival, 26th August 2012
In keeping with its name, the first ever Eden Foodival sounds like a bit of paradise for foodies. With a series of pop-up restaurants showcasing the best of local establishments, a cooking academy where you can pick up tips of your own, plus theatre, music, dancing and even a Teddy Bears' Picnic for the kids, it'll be a fabulous day out for all ages.
Wirral Food Festival, 26th-27th August 2012
The Wirral Food Festival truly offers something for everyone, from its excellent cooking demonstrations and workshops for adults and kids, to a vast assortment of local food products available for sampling and purchase, to local bands, lifestyle workshops on beekeeping and more, and a Mini Sheep Show that's sure to be a hit with the kids!
Benington Chilli Festival, 26th-27th August 2012
Set in the exquisite surrounds of the Benington Lordship Gardens, this two-day event is the perfect outing for chilli lovers and those who would like to learn more about this versatile plant. View and purchase a variety of chilli plants and products and enjoy freshly prepared food, cold drinks and ice cream.
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