Summer may be gone but food festival season isn’t over yet. This weekend (September 18th and 19th) the Stratford-upon-Avon Food Festival returns with an action-packed programme of demos, workshops and tastings as well as tonnes of stalls.
The event, which celebrates the area’s food and drink scene, runs from 9am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-4.30pm on Sunday featuring more than 110 stalls in Bridge Street, High Street and Henley Street.
There will be demonstrations in the Bridge Street Cookery and Drinks Theatre on Saturday, including Sour Dough Drama from Mor Bakery, a demonstration from Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar on how they make they star duck dish, as well as sessions from Hotel du Vin, Salt, Wildwood and Shakespeare Distillery.
The Embankment launches Sunday’s programme with Paella Perfect, before handing over to Veeno, HR Coffee Bar, The Fourteas and, finally, Bobapom, who will show how to create stunning bubble drinks.
On Sunday workshops in Bell Court will include sessions from Pizza Express, Roly’s Fudge, biscuit-decorating from Little Dragon’s Day Nursery and Vin Neuf rounding things off with a masterclass in wine tasting.
Sessions can be booked in advance or you can just show up.
Bell Court will also host live music, while stalls at the food market will include Barry the Butcher, Crowne Plaza,
Giggling Squid, Shakespeare Distillery, Hotel du Vin, Monsoon Estates, Noble Leaf, The Little Gin and Rum Company, The Warwickshire Chilli Tree, Vinegar Tips and Welcombe Hills Vineyard.
Stratforward marketing manager Tor Wilkes said: “We know people are ready for a day out so we are delighted to bring back an event that is great fun and puts the spotlight on the hospitality businesses at the heart of Stratford.
“It is a chance for our cafes, pubs and restaurants to remind everyone of the remarkable variety of food and drink on offer in the town, as we look to a brighter future.
“Between our established businesses – many of whom are sharing a few of their secrets in the demonstration or workshop sessions – and the wide-ranging stalls taking part, you will probably want to be in Stratford on both days, to make sure you don’t miss out!”
For more information, visit the Stratforward website here.