Food Festival back at Hardwick Hall

Food Festival back at Hardwick Hall

The Great British Food & Drink Festival is a three day event set in the grounds of an an Elizabethan House in Derbyshire

Set in the grounds of the magnificent Elizabethan country house, the hall near Chesterfield in Derbyshire provides a stunning venue for The Great British Food & Drink Festival. The event to be held for three days between the 30th April and the 2nd May, opens its gates at 10am each day.

The organisers have added on a number of new attractions for 2016 says organiser, Daniel Maycock: “We really enjoyed last year here at Hardwick Hall and we are back bigger than ever. We’ve added a BBQ demo area and cooking from a camper demos, as well as even more tasty street food and top producers. This year we have also added a gift and craft marquee, so we’ll have even more great stalls!”

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Amongst the attractions, visitors will be able to watch a number of local and celebrity chefs demonstrate signature dishes and bakes. Chefs from the local area will be on stage alongside stars from the BBC’s Great British Bake Off, like Luis Troyano and Howard Middleton. Any budding home bakers out there will also have the chance to enter the Cake Off held at 1.30pm each day. Enter your cake to win a fabulous prize and get free entry into the show.

For anyone who loves BBQ’s, Tony Smith finalist of ITV’s ‘BBQ Champ’ will be running demonstrations throughout the weekend giving tips of how to get the most flavour from your BBQ this summer. Tony has a very successful street food and catering company ‘Man Meat Fire’ specialising in US style low and slow smoked barbecue and Southern Soul food which you can sample over the weekend.

Children will have the opportunity to learn new cookery skills in the Diddy Cook Classes which can be booked online or on the day at the Information Point for £3.50 per child. It goes without saying that there will also be a variety of great food and drink exhibitors show casing a range of delicious local and regional products. A Great Foodie day out for the whole family.

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