After so long in lockdown, September is full of foodie festivals - go and celebrate your freedom!
4th September 2021
Enjoy the countryside in a day at this ever-popular family agricultural show.
At the 165-acre site in the North Cotswolds, you can expect livestock judging, breathtaking horseshows, vintage tractor displays and daredevil action in the Grand Arena. Wander through the home and garden marquee and sample local food and drink or pick up some cuttings to plant in the garden, and visit the numerous tradestands, selling everything from wellies to combine harvesters!
Now in its seventh year, this local food festival has grown to include stands from over 45 food and drink producers.
Local artisan producers include bakers and beekeepers, cheese makers and chocolatiers, confectioners and curers, brewers, distillers, vintners and more. There are also a number of street food stalls for food to go, as well as plenty of tastings and cookery demonstrations from some top local chefs.
This small village festival began life as a celebration of the annual apple harvest.
Coinciding with the annual Clypping service at Painswick’s St Mary’s Church, Painswick’s Feast day has evolved to become a much-anticipated annual event. Live music, local artisans, food stalls and a community apple pressing are all on offer at this fun family event that has its roots steeped in tradition.
In partnership with Fever-Tree, this is one of the UK’s biggest gin festivals, bringing together over 100 different gins from the UK and beyond.
It takes place at Cheltenham Town Hall, and ticket entry includes a number of goodies including a gin copa glass, metal straw, Fever-Tree mixers and access to gin sampling from over 100 gins. Live music and food completes the mix.
This three-day show celebrates the best of the area’s harvest and the people who produce it.
Taste the hard work of around 40 artisans in the Food & Drink village, try a new tipple at the Malvern Gin Show, and enjoy some time out in the Westons Cider Garden. In addition, you can find expert advice on grow your own, discover a range of traditional rural crafts, and even dance the afternoon away with free 1940-style dance lessons before relaxing in the vintage tea room.
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