24 Apr UK Foodie Festivals 2013
It was quite a challenge, but Essential Travel, the UK’s leading airport parking and travel insurance specialist, has narrowed the list down to some awesome festivals you simply must put in your diary.
Yew Tree Beer And Pie Festival: 24 – 26 May 2013
The popular Yew Tree pub in Conderton, Gloucestershire will be playing host to the first annual Yew Tree Beer and Pie Festival. At this festival, you get to tantalise your tastebuds with some of the best pies and beers – all made by local suppliers. There will be a huge variety of pies and beers as well as some hot, yummy BBQs happening. Another plus is that you get to enjoy some live entertainment at the same time from musicians such as Wille and the Bandits, and Soul Remedy. All the hungry festival-goers also get to go for free.
Clitheroe Food Festival: 10 August 2013
You will have to have an empty tummy when you go to this festival in Clitheroe, Lancashire. Entrance to the festival is free of charge, but some of the activities will require you to buy a ticket at the venue. Obviously, with “food festival” in the title, there will be tons of delicious foods for you to choose from – and all produce and chefs are strictly local, all hailing from Lancashire. Foodies attending the festival will be treated to cookery demonstrations by Nigel Howarth and Matthew Fort. There will also be workshops, tutored tasting and over 100 stands to shop at. Not to mention all kinds of live music from choirs to bands, and also a lot of activities for children. There is something for everyone here.
For more information: www.clitheroefoodfestival.co.
Stratford Food Festival: 14 – 15 September 2013
Visit Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford Upon Avon in mid-September this year and you’ll come across the town’s biggest food festival – the Stratford Food Festival. The organisers are expecting about 20,000 visitors, so they’ve moved the event to the Stratford Racecourse for 2013. There will be many cookery demonstrations from local chefs as well as foodie talks about all kinds of food from the local suppliers of fresh produce. Stratford Food Festival has also just announced the famous chef who will be headlining the festival. Prepare to blown away by live baking demonstrations by the famous Paul Hollywood, star of BBC’s Great British Bake-Off. Paul will be giving three baking demonstrations on the Sunday as well as some meet and greet sessions. Tickets will be available on their website from July 2013.
Stratford Food Festival 2013 will attract even more visitors than 2012
For more information: www.stratfordfoodfestival.co.