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The best Food Festivals of 2015

We are very excited at Ovenclean HQ that it’s Food Festival season once again! A time to enjoy good weather (we hope!) and home grown produce at an event that could be on your doorstep. One of our favourite things to do is compile a list of the best festivals our great nation has to offer, to save you a job this summer!

Hampshire Food Festival, throughout Hampshire, July 

Hampshire Ff

First on our list is the Hampshire food festival which takes place across several locations in the county during July. The festival is now in its 15th year and boasts over 75 events over the month including Cheese and Chocolate tasting and dinner in the Setley Ridge Vineyard – something for everyone!

 

Grillstock, Bristol – 11th – 12th July 

Grillstock

The Grillstock festival in Bristol’s Harbourside combines good BBQ food and music in a relaxed and laidback setting. This year’s line up includes De La Soul and Goldie Looking Chain. The event also takes place in Manchester earlier on in the year, so keep your eyes peeled next time if Bristol is a little too far south for you.


International Cheese Awards, Nantwich – 28th – 29th July 

 cheese festival

If cheese is your thing, why not give the International  Cheese Awards in Nantwich a go? The 28th is judging and trade day, whilst James Martin will be attending ‘show day’ on the 29th, which is geared more towards the general public. Definitely not one to miss!

 

Newlyn Fish Festival, Newlyn – 31st August 

 Fish Festival

This Cornish event takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and promises to have the best seafood around, whilst you enjoy watching cooking demos or listening to live music. The event is free for children under 16 and there are plenty of things to keep young and old alike entertained - there’s even a seafood auction!

 

Great British Food Festival, Alcester -12th – 13th September

Ragley Ff

A great Midlands based food festival at the magnanimous Ragley Hall promises to be a delicious day out for any family! Parking is free and kids under 5 get in for free, you can even take the dog. The event offers a kids corner, chef demos and a cake off that you can enter if you fancy yourself as a bit of a baking whizz! The Great British Food Festivals are taking place over several locations, so click here to see if there’s another one you would like to attend.

We hope you found a festival that suits you and your family – if not, just search the internet for one closer to home. This time of year there is bound to be something in your local area that you can get involved with!