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Festival offers a feast of entertainment for foodies

By on June 15, 2018

Preparations are in full swing for Foodies Festival at Tatton Park with big plans on the menu to make it the tastiest yet.

The event is billed as the UK’s ‘biggest celebration of food, drink and live music’ is returning to the Cheshire stately home from July 13-15 offering a mouth-watering array of attractions.

More than 30,000 food-lovers enjoyed last year’s festival and organisers are hoping to top that with an even bigger and better programme which this year includes band performances.

New is the Musicians Against Homelessness celebrity music stage and extended opening times to hear bands play into the night.

Hitmakers Toploader who topped charts with Dancing in the Moonlight and The Hoosiers with GoodBye Mr A will play live on the Friday night while Britpop stars Dodgy will whisk crowds back to the 90s with Staying Out for the Summer.

The three-day event offers gastronomic delights galore with more than 30 delicious food stalls and a chance to sample and buy from over 100 of the country’s finest artisan producers.

Food connoisseurs can marvel at the culinary skills of celebrity chefs in the food theatre.

Taking the stage this year will be Sunday Brunch TV host Simon Rimmer, Great British Menu winner Adam Reid of The French in Manchester and Liverpool lovely Kate Lyon, a Great British Bake Off finalist in 2017.

Visitors can whisk up a tasty tipple in Prosecco and Parmesan masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre or try their hand at chocolate-making, cake decorating and brewing health-boosting Kombucha tea.

They can indulge in refreshing cocktails at the Tequila Shack, Tikki Rum Bar and Gin Station or let their hair down at cream-pie throwing, cheese stretching and chilli-eating contests.

Fascinating workshops will offer an insight into gut friendly foods and the power of plant-based proteins.

Festival director Sue Hitchen said: “We have events up and down the country but we love Tatton so much we stage two festivals a year at the venue, one in the summer and one nearer Christmas.

“Local food-lovers give us fabulous feedback but so do families who come to Foodies Festival Tatton simply for a great day out.”

Younger foodies can have fun in the Kids Cookery Theatre, craft area and play zone with bouncy castle and face painting. A ferris wheel and carousels will add to the festival atmosphere.

Foodies Festival runs from 11am to 9pm on Friday, 10am to 9pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday offering a smorgasbord of entertainment.

For more information and tickets visit www.foodiesfestival.com

About Lucy Thorpe

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