Food glorious food and family fun at Feastival | Knutsford Times

Food glorious food and family fun at Feastival

By on November 12, 2018

A feast of family entertainment will be on offer when the crowd-pulling Foodies Festival returns to Tatton Park over the weekend November 16-18.

Organisers are promising their ‘biggest and best’ event to date with a packed programme of activities designed to get visitors of all ages into the festive spirit.

In the Elf’s Cookery School children can try their hand at making Polar Bear Peppermint Creams, Snowmen Pizzas and Snow Globe Hot Chocolate.

Families can get creative in Festive Workshops offering a chance to decorate cupcakes and make gingerbread Christmas ornaments, edible gifts, dried orange garlands, mulberry chia puddings and Christmas cake energy balls.

For adults, the merriment will continue in the Drinks Theatre where wine, gin, beer and champagne will be flowing all weekend with tastings and talks by expert sommeliers.

Food-lovers will be given inspiration for their Christmas culinary creations in the Chef’s Theatre where MasterChef 2018 winner Kenny Tutt and finalist David Crichton will create a feast.

The line-up also includes the cream of Cheshire’s culinary crop with Christmas cookery demonstrations by top local chefs and TV’s Great British Menu winner Adam Reid of The French in Manchester.

The Cake and Bake Theatre showcases quirky culinary creations by The Burlesque Baker Charlotte White as well as an insight into the growing trend for gluten-free baking.

Visitors can taste flavours of the world in Street Food Avenue including more than 100 stalls.

They can learn skills to become the ultimate Christmas host at 12 Top Tip Festive masterclasses, relax in a Vintage Tea Room, sip bubbly in a Champagne Ski Bar and try the best artisan drinks in Gin Alley.

Choir singing and sparkly decorations will add to the festive atmosphere.

Festival director Sue Hitchen, a mother-of-four, said: “We have really pushed the boat out to ensure there is something for all members of the family to enjoy.

“Months of planning go into the programme which has plenty for serious food-lovers but also for children who can take home their handcrafted goodies and special memories of time spent in glorious Tatton Park.

“For many regular visitors the festival is the start of the festive season and tickets are selling well.

“We look forward to welcoming local foodies and thousands more from across the country.”

The fun gets underway at 5pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket options include a VIP package giving access to a luxury lounge, priority entry into masterclasses, snacks all day and bubbly on arrival.

For more information and tickets, visit

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