Festival of Food and Drink 2019
This year’s Festival of Food and Drink, held for the seventh year at Clumber Park on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, is once again preparing a tasty menu of guest chefs, live demonstrations and fantastic food and drink to try and buy.
MasterChef: The Professionals 2018 winner Laurence Henry makes his Cookery Theatre debut on the Saturday but is no stranger to the area, living in Nottingham and having worked for the Michelin starred Restaurant Sat Bains as Sous Chef.
Laurence is joined by Vegan chef Brett Cobley, better known as the EpiVegan, who also appears at the Festival for the first time. EpiVegan started life as an Instagram page back in 2016 and grew into a blog, a YouTube channel and then Brett’s first cook book What Vegans Eat.
Laurence and Brett will be joined on Sunday by Rachel Green, the award-winning chef, local food campaigner, food stylist, TV presenter and author who is making a welcome return to Clumber Park.
Food and Drink Marquee
Our popular Food and Drink Marquee is huge and boasts the biggest gathering of quality retailers with over 90 brands offering great products, exciting show launches, show offers as well as the chance to taste their wares before you buy. Our huge marquee means you can enjoy, no matter what the weather!
Welcoming back some of our favourites but delighted to introduce some fantastic new companies! Many of our exhibitors are local businesses, some well-established and others newcomers but all committed to bringing you delicious food & drink.
From locally produced breads and cheeses to international spices, sinful cakes and biscuits to gluten free treats, fine wines, gins and other spirits to craft ales – it’s everyone’s dream larder!
The Cookery Theatre plays host to a fantastic line-up of celebrity chefs and special guests. With delicious live demonstrations throughout the day, make sure you don't miss your favourite foody. To make it even more palatable, there is no extra charge!
With such great names, seats fill up fast so make sure you get there early for the perfect view. Special guests will be cooking and chatting for around 35 to 45 minutes in each session, s
howcasing their specialties and talking about what makes their taste buds tingle.
After last year’s launch, the popular Gin School returns with a new twist in the form of the iconic game of Bingo. ‘GINGO’ puts a new twist on Britain’s favourite tipple, as each session give participants the chance to learn more about the nation’s favourite spirit, while wielding their dabbers for a game of bingo.
GINGO sessions will be held each day at 12noon, 1.30pm and 3pm, where attendees will receive five gin and tonic tastings, a goodie bag, game of bingo and top prizes for GINGO winners – including bottles of gin.
Gin lovers can take advantage of an ‘early bird’ offer as a limited number of tickets are available until the end of July priced at £12 plus booking fee (£14 + booking free thereafter). Attendees must also purchase a festival ticket for entry into GINGO.
The School of Artisan Food
Our friends from The School of Artisan Food will be joining us for the weekend with a programme of classes for both adults and children. Adult classes are bookable in advance and children’s classes can be booked on the day. Over the years these have proved hugely popular so make sure you book in when you arrive!
The school is a world-class, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to teaching skills in artisan food production and was awarded the highly regarded title of Cookery School of the Year in 2014. Located on the beautiful Welbeck Estate in North Nottinghamshire in the heart of Sherwood Forest, the school offers fully equipped, spacious training facilities, providing the ideal environment to learn, develop and master artisan skills.
For the Kids
The Festival of Food and Drink is a fantastic day out for all the family with lots of activities and have-a-go sessions for the kids to get involved in! Children can learn new baking skills with The School of Artisan Food, enjoy sand art, face painting, archery, fantastic activities with National Trust and much more!
With 150 mouth-watering producers showcasing their food and drink, The Festival of Food and Drink is the biggest event of its kind in the region. Its festival vibe is enhanced by live music throughout the weekend, with the stage area surrounded by Street Food vendors and Pop-Up Cafes.
VIP tickets are available for just £15 and include priority parking, fast track entry, access to the VIP marquee with seating, an exclusive celebrity ‘meet and greet’ and a fabulous goody bag.
Ticket prices start from just £7 in advance with free admission into Clumber Park included (usually £5 per person), offering a fantastic saving. Children aged five years and under are also admitted free. Family tickets are available, with entry for two adults and two children up to the age of 16 years, from £20.
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