What's on in August
The Food festival season is in full swing. Here are some of the best food festivals around the country in August
London’s Great British Beer Festival
A true celebration of the amber nectar with over 800 ales, ciders, perries and foreign beers to try. There's also food and music on offer as well as some tradional pub games at the Great British Beer Festival. Tickets from £10 per day.
Nearest Club Site: Walton on Thames (Ten miles)
The Big Feastival
31 August–1 September
Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ
Our very own Eat Local stand will be cooking up a storm at Jamie Oliver’s and Alex James’s Big Feastival near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire.
Big name bands, celebrity chefs and fantastic British Street Food. Weekend tickets from £100 for a weekend ticket, £60 day ticket.
Nearest Club Site: Chipping Norton
Foodie Show Somerset
2-4 August 2013
Hunters Lodge Inn, Leigh Common, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 8LD
The Foodie Show combines celebrity Chefs, live music and plenty of food stalls and demos.
Nearest Club Site: Cheddar Mendip Heights
Great Dorset Chilli Fest
3-4 August 2013
St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset BH21 5NA
Head to this beautiful corner of Dorset for a scorcher of a weekend – and see how much heat you can take. It’s the third year of this very successful festival celebrating all things chilli and chilli culture. From Mexican dishes to Thai food, cooking demos, chilli eating competitions, chilli sauce tasting to steel bands - this is a fiesta not to miss!
Nearest site: Verwood, two miles
Foodies Festival - Edinburgh
9-11 August 2013
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8
The very fact there is a ‘theatre’ dedicated to chocolate and cake is enough to tempt half our members to this fun food festival that helps to kick-off the annual Edinburgh Festival. Comedians will even be appearing in the cookery theatre for extra entertainment during demos. There are children’s cookery classes and pop up restaurants... this is one not to miss.
Nearest Club Site: Lauder 19 miles.
Clitheroe Food Festival
10 August 2013
Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7
Now this is true Eat Local food festival. All the food, drink and chefs come from the Ribble Valley and Lancashire. If they don’t – they aren’t included. As a result the festival organisers have researched and found the best of the areas food and talent. If you want to get a true flavour of the area.. head to Clitheroe Food Festival this month.
Nearest Club Site: Clitheroe
Cardigan River Food Festival
10 August 2013
Cardigan, South Wales SA43 1HR
In its 15th year, theCardigan River Food Festival celebrates the quality and diversity of local independent food producers in the Cardigan Bay area. As well as the cooking demos and tastings and plenty of food stalls, the setting by the river provides a diverse range of water-borne fun from boat rides to river races. www.cardigan-food-festival.co.uk
Nearest Club Site: Cardigan Bay
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
17-18 August 2013
Fighting Cocks Crossroads, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 0LU
A heady mix of food and entertainment at this big fun festival in the middle of the Isle of Wight. Huge garlic tents with demos, tastings, local producers and food stalls are set alongside arenas for animal shows and entertainment. A brilliant, if punget, day out.
Nearest Club Site: Adgestone