Super food festival
PUBLISHED: 11:25 15 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:25 15 September 2014
words: Alex Hurley
The event will be held on 27 and 28 September from 10am–5.30pm and best of all – it’s free. Small West Country producers come together with award-winning organic and artisan producers from around the UK providing guests with taste sensations from across the country.
Indoor and outdoor markets, compiled from more than 100 vibrant stalls, are spread throughout the Winter Gardens and Town Square giving visitors the chance to browse, taste and buy the likes of chilli chocolate, sugar models, unusual savoury pies, ruffle cakes and homemade fudge.
A variety of gourmet street food stalls will be hoping to draw guests in with their delicious cooking and the covered outdoor eating area is the perfect space to bring back as many dishes as can be carried.
While enjoying the market’s delights, hands-on activities and tasting sessions will commence, as well as live entertainment and a live music marquee, all while real ale and cider bars offer locally brewed pints to enjoy against the backdrop of the festival’s colourful display.
The demonstration kitchen is not to be missed, where professional chefs share their culinary secrets and tips, plus, ‘meet the producer’ sessions tell the real stories behind the food.
Mike Smylie brings a seafood element to the festival with Kipperland – an amazing travelling kipper smokehouse and fishing exhibition.
Watch Mike prepare and smoke fish on site and learn all about fishy related matters from the maritime campaigner, historian and prolific writer.
Throughout the day there will be the chance to learn new skills and recipes, enjoy wine tasting sessions, and an opportunity to Taste the World.
Entertainment for families comes in the form of a new Food is Fun Pavillion offering a programme full of food-themed activities, including cooking workshops, tastings and demonstrations, plus food science, Lego, face painting and the intriguing smoothie bikes.
The very beginning, and the most important part, of good food is explored through gardening and growing, highlighted by specialist seed merchants, a herb nursery and an on-site Edible Festival Garden.
Weston-super-Mare’s restaurants and café’s are embracing the festival theme by offering special menus and deals during the festival weekend and throughout Weston super Food Festival Fortnight, 13-28 September.
Self-guided food trails are available, taking guests on a tour around the best foodie haunts of Weston-super-Mare,. To find out more visit westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk.