Top Food Events This Bank Holiday Weekend
It’s a bank holiday, woo! Time to rally the troops, muster your mates and, most importantly, hang up the pots and pans for the duration! Not sure what to do or where to go? We’ve got it covered. Check out some of the awesome foodie events happening across the country as you kick back and relax.
Click through to find out the best events this weekend...
If you are one of the lucky few whose weekend begins on the Friday, head on over to Mhor Festival for their Friday feast, created by an all-female group of chefs for the first time. Fear not if you are less fortunate with your finish times. There will be oodles of fun and feasting throughout the weekend with baking competitions, circus skills workshops and yoga, so there really is something to suit all.
As well as being held in a truly beautiful part of the world, the Welsh Perry & Cider Festival will bring together some of the best craft ciders and perries in Wales. Last year’s festival featured around 120 ciders and 35 perries, with the best Welsh products displayed as well as top-notch international contenders.
If you’re in Nottingham this weekend and you’re not at The Great Food and Drink festival, then we’d like to ask why? Because it’ll be exactly what it says on the tin!
There'll be a medley of stalls adorning the castle grounds, selling everything from local produce and hot food, to home and kitchen goods and artisan crafts. There is also a whole host of celebrity chefs on the lineup who’ll be handing out cookery tips and tricks to lucky attendees.
Celebrity chef alert! Join Rosemary Shrager and MasterChef’s Greg Wallace for a gargantuan gulp of Glasgow food and drink fun. Learn to create masterpieces from the pros and salivate over the sumptuous sights and smells of the 100-plus artisan food stalls.
Do you have a thirst for mind-blowing mixology? Watch the masters as they create movie-inspired drinks including delicious Disney cocktails and truly magical Harry Potter mixes.
The event lasts the duration of the bank holiday, so don’t miss out on some of the best weekend fun about.
Stand by for a true heavyweight of the food festival scene. With over 30,000 attendees over last year’s three days, Sheffield Food Festival is certainly a popular spot with punters. Swig some delicious local drinks and sort out those sourdough making skills with demonstrations and fab food stalls aplenty.
Your little ones will have a whale of a time as they partake in cook-alongs, potter about the pop-up farmyard and decorate gingerbread men. But they aren’t the only ones who will be smiling from ear to ear as you bust some moves to some groovy tunes from a selection of live music.
Growing year upon year, and attracting over 20,000 food lovers in 2014, Malton Food Lovers Festival is a date you need in the diary. Don’t worry if you’re not from the area; many travel far and wide to attend the event, which will be held from the 27th-28th May 2017. In fact, TV chef Jean-Christophe Novelli could not stop raving about how wonderful the festival was. Access to the festival is free, but demonstrations, cookery lessons in Malton Cookery School and other special events are ticketed, so be sure to head to the website to book your spot.
This May bank holiday, if you're heading to London or just looking for a great, family day out, make sure you head to Syon Park in Richmond for Foodies Festival. They'll be setting up camp in Richmond and providing all manner of food based entertainment for one and all. There'll be a feasting tent equipped with banqueting tents to rival a medieval castle, a cider tent with some lovely hay bales to relax on and an array of children's activities to keep the small ones occupied.
Who’s ready for a fantastic feast of head to head-to-head barbecue action this weekend? The European Brew ‘n’ Q is the foodie equivalent of the Champions League, pitting 35 teams from 10 different countries against each other in a bid to create the best BBQ bites around.
Kids will be entertained by pony rides, craft and colouring activities, free entry into a local museum and of course lots of laughs from Dippy the Clown.
Enjoy the best of the season at River Cottage Spring Food Fair 2017. At the River Cottage Food Fair you can get stuck into cooking classes, watch live cookery demos, join in a daily foodie debate, celebrate National English Wine Week and have a boogie. For the wee ones there will be zorbing, pig racing, hula-hooping, falconry displays and plenty of crafts to keep them entertained.