May Day Weekend this year sees Tewkesbury's sixth Food and Drink Festival, and what an event it will be!
Thebestof Tewkesbury are especially proud to announce that 2 of our clients will be showing their stuff on stage, promoting local ingredients supplied by local businesses in the form of their own recipes. How exciting is that?!
Below is a copy of Tewkesbury Borough Council's press release for the event.
Spanning Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May, the full programme for the Tewkesbury Food and Drink Festival has now been launched, highlighting a weekend of events to tempt every palate.
Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Lead Member for Economic Development and Promotion Cllr Phil Taylor said: “This is our sixth Food and Drink Festival and it looks set to be the biggest and best yet!"
“This year’s programme is packed full with events that will delight all food fanatics."
“There is a huge amount for families too – with an emphasis on the importance of healthy eating.”
This year’s festival programme includes:
• celebrity chef James Martin; • local chefs Mat Gabb from My Great Grandfathers Restaurant and James Wronski from Tewkesbury Park Hotel; • chocolate sculpture with Prudence Emma Staite; • cyder tasting with local brewer Minchew’s; • Floral Fiesta by Dutch Master Florist Hans Haverkamp; • family fun with ‘Vegetable Olympics’, ‘Tewkesbury Ready Steady Cook competition’, ‘Yummy Healthy Lunchbox competition’ and cake decorating competition; • children’s workshop including chocolate sculpture and making a ocean world mural; • drop in sessions with the Play Rangers, creating vegetable creatures and foodie sculptures; • Gloucestershire Girl Guides will be joining us as part of their Centenary celebrations
This year we are also working closely with local businesses to produce a Tewkesbury recipe, which will only use local ingredients. If businesses would like to get involved phone festival organiser Katie Power on 01684 272249.
The festival team is also on the lookout for new producers of food, drink and crafts who wish to take part in the festival.
The festival organiser Katie Power said: “Food and drink producers wishing to exhibit at the festival should get in touch with me as soon as possible as spaces are filling very quickly this year.
“We are also inviting Gloucestershire craftspeople to exhibit at the festival again this year - after the success of the new Craft Hall in 2009 which is being expanded for 2010 - so please phone me directly on 01684 272249 to book your space.”
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