Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Bolton Food and Drink Festival. Last year, demand for tickets was high and sold out quickly, so book early to avoid missing out on seeing your favourite chef. Tickets for the demonstrations only cost £5, and you can chose one of the 3 demonstrations the chefs are doing.
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry will be in the marquee in Victoria Square on Saturday 24th August at 11am, 2pm and 4pm.
Aldo Zilli is holding his demonstrations on Sunday 25th August at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, again in Victoria Square.
James Martin will be around at the same times and place, but on Monday 26th August.
Michael Caines will kick off proceedings on Friday August 23rd. His demo is free, and takes place at the AGA Rangemaster Cookery Theatre at 12.30pm. Two hours later, at 2.30pm, Aazan Ahmad will showcase his Asian fusion cooking.
As well as the celebrity, demonstrations, there will be lots of smaller food and drink stalls with produce available for you to sample and by. Over 80 are expected to be around in total. Restaurants and other venues will be getting in on the action too, by holding fun activities.
New this year is the Children’s Food Emporium in the Crompton Place. Young at young at heart will love food related activities and stories that organisers are sharing. Plus, throughout the day there will be face painting and children's disco.
In addition, there are some special treats with food and drink events at venues and restaurants throughout Bolton.
Mecca Bingo are looking for the best potato hash on Saturday 24th August. The judges will try all samples given to them, before announcing the winner at 3.30pm
Of course, it’s not just food that’s being dished up. Beer Keller and KRO Bar have announced they are coming back to the festival. Therefore you can relax will a pint of real ale, on what will hopefully be a sunny and successful bank holiday festival.
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