Foodies flock to Knutsford with an appetite for fun and food | Knutsford Times

Foodies flock to Knutsford with an appetite for fun and food

By on July 16, 2019

Food and music-lovers were in harmony for another hugely successful event dubbed Cheshire’s ‘Gastro Glastonbury.’

Thousands flocked to Tatton Park to savour a cacophony of delights at Foodies Festival over the weekend.

The event combined celebrity chef demos, chart-topping bands, wine and champagne masterclasses, children’s activities and masses of delicious food.

There were whacky chilli-eating competitions and more than 100 of the country’s finest artisan food and drink producers.

The Welsh dragon flag was flying high with a strong turn-out from over the border. Cheese, sausage, salami, quiche, salt and even gin from Wales went down well.

Highlights included BBC MasterChef 2019 winner Irini Tzortzoglou cooking up desserts from her homeland in Greece.

Also in action in the Chef’s Theatre were MasterChef finalist David Crichton, Aiden Byrne of gastro pub The Church Green, Lymm and Mark Fletcher of The Mere, Knutsford.

On the music stage Scouting for Girls and 50 local bands and soloists had visitors bopping into the evening.

Festival director Sue Hitchen, who hails from Knutsford, said: “The food, the music the sunshine – everything was perfect.

“We stage our festivals up and down the country and love Cheshire so much we stage two events a year at Tatton.

“We’ll be back again soon for a Christmas-themed festival.”

Foodies Festival will offer another helping of entertainment over three days, November 15-17.

For ticket information and announcements on who will appear visit

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