Cheam Celebration Of Food And Drink
Sunday 13th September 2020
It’s that time of the year again and on Sunday the 13th September when over a hundred and fifty of the finest artisan food and drink producers will come together to celebrate all that this country has to offer.
The 3rd Cheam Celebration of Food & Drink will be held within the grounds of Cheam Park between 10am – 7pm and will be bigger and better than ever, it’s come a long way since launching in 2018 now seeing over 17,000 members of the public enjoying the festivities, one thing that has not changed is they will eat, drink, dance and mingle with friend and family until the food is gone and the barrels are dry.
We are known for being an inclusive family friendly welcoming event that delivers a delicious opportunity for people from all walks of life to explore and learn about food and we pride ourselves on trader interaction and encouraging people to look differently at where their food comes from and how it is produced. As usual there was an array of wonderful stall holders offering a large variety of produce from specialty meats and artisan cheeses to handmade confectionary and mouth-watering brownies.
This year some of the traders included, award winning Hot Pods Chilli Products, Iain’s Pigs rare breed pork, Marshmallow Heaven, Nip from the Hip, Jakes Artisan Foods, The Podgy Pie man, Bookham Harrison Farms, Mummy Makes Fudge, Marvolio’s Nostrums, Bitspicy Ltd, Project Doughnut, Casa das Bolitas, Busy Bees Honey Supplier and many more. In addition to the produce and craft stands there was hand picked street food vendors from 25 countries, 10 bars quenching peoples thirst with gin & tonics, craft beers, cider, Pimm’s, wines, cocktails & Prosecco.
The Pairing Room will be open where our resident wine expert will be giving advice on food & drink pairings, explaining regions and how each product is made. We must not forget the 10 contestants that will enter chilli eating competition trying to prove they have what it takes to lift the CCFD Hot Head trophy.
The event is now the largest free content festival in the region which makes it the perfect event for a family to spend their Sunday! 2020 free activities include; 150 traders, 10 bars, Chilli Eating Competition, 60m of free bouncy castles, helter scelters & soft play, a free rodeo bull challenge, 2 stages, 9 bands, American cars, jive dancing, a free reptile experience, free kids arts & crafts, free festival glitter painting, a free mini antiques roadshow and an art exhibition from 2 world renowned artists Simon Shepherd & Kelly-Ann Holmes.
The organiser said “2020 is our 3rd year anniversary and we want to make it special, this event is for the people who attend and we have listened to and taken onboard their comments from this year. 2020 will see the introduction of mobile drinks stations, water cubes, the Shaded Garden where families can relax, more street food vendors, more produce, more bars, a chef demonstration tent, more childrens activities, the Hollow VIP Area, some amazing bands and of course the guaranteed family friendly atmosphere.”
Early Bird tickets for the event are now available through our Facebook events page at just £3.50 Adult, £2.00 Children & £10:00 for a family of 4 making this an affordable family day out.