Saturday 5 May – Monday 7 May 2018
Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink returns for its 15th consecutive year on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. This event is once again held in the scenic grounds of Exeter Castle Courtyard and Northernhay Gardens and hosts celebrity chefs and producers as well as workshops and live music for a long weekend of foodie indulgence.
The three-day festival offers a bountiful choice food and drink produced in the South West, alongside cookery demonstrations, workshop activities and the chance to meet producers and chefs, with over 100 exhibitors in two large food and drink pavilions.
Last year’s Festival Cookery Theatre featured no fewer than seven Michelin starred chefs, including festival co-founder Michael Caines MBE, who leads a packed programme of live demonstrations in the cookery theatre.
Michael said: “I’m delighted that the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink will be returning for a 15th year. Each year the bar is raised, with over 100 producers showcasing their talent and best produce, providing a magnificent platform to exhibit what the South West has to offer”.
The festival offers visitors the opportunity to get involved in interactive sessions, be wowed by the masterclasses and families can enjoy the learning zones ideal for engaging all ages in the world of food.
Three evening music festivals also run over the weekend, from 6:30pm on Friday 4th May with live music, tasty street food and a lively atmosphere. The festival itself kicks off on Saturday 5th May at 10am.
For more information or to buy tickets visit: www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk
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