Sunday 7 October 2018
1o.30am – 4pm, Hungerford Town Hall & High Street.
Don’t miss Hungerford Food Festival from 10.30am – 4pm Sunday 7 October in Hungerford Town Hall and High Street for a full day of local foodie fun with over 40 stalls, sizzling street food, the annual Hungerford Cook-Off, live cooking demonstrations, Pumpkin Challenge, apple quiz, buskers and face painting – and for the first time this year a Chilli Eating Competition!
Come hungry as there will be plenty of street food including stone baked pizza, thai curry, gourmet burgers & sausages, veggie specials and Brazilian Bolitas.
Local producers will range from grass fed Brunskill Beef and award-winning Foxglove Flock lamb, to local rapeseed oil, apple juice, honey, beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, chilis, confectionary, cakes with secret ingredients, fudge, venison sausages, flavoured salts and herbal teas.
Wiltshire Liqueurs will be offering their delightful new liqueur humbugs with Wild Strawberry and Sloe Gin, and The Naked Grape’s popular bar will be serving local tipples throughout the day.
Bring your surplus apples to be juiced by the team from My Apple Juice, have a go at pressing rape seeds, discover more about bees and honey with Newbury & District Beekeepers and learn how to grow your own with Hungerford Allotments.
There will be a children’s craft stall and a Foodbank donation and information table organised by Hungerford Churches Together.
Teas and cakes will be provided by Hungerford Scouts and the raffle will be in aid of HEAT (Hungerford Environmental Action Team).
Pig: Tales from an Organic Farm Book Launch
Organic farmer, owner of The Royal Oak pub in Bishopstone, and chief executive of the Soil Association, Helen Browning will be talking about her new book Pig: Tales from an Organic Farm which follows nine characterful sows from the week of their farrowing through a very long hard winter.
Come and listen to some of the real stories in her book and hear what drives her as a farmer. Helen will be answering questions, signing copies of Pig and giving out some Helen Browning Organic Hot Dogs for you to try!
And last but not least, put on your pinny and enter the Hungerford Cook-Off! Class details are available here and the judges will include Masterchef semi-finalist Ollie Hunter from the Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat, Lanie Allen and food journalist Hilary Scott.
A schedule of inspiring live cookery demonstrations will include Ollie Hunter from The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat and Audley Inglewood Head Chef Gert Pienaar.
Cream Tea Trip on The Rose of Hungerford
This will be a special Hungerford Food Festival Cream Tea trip on The Rose of Hungerford starting at 2.30pm from Hungerford Wharf. Book at Fare Wise Travel or 01380 721279. Adults £11.50, Seniors £10.50 & Children (3-15) £9. Under 3’s are free (but sadly no scones or tea). If you are wearing a HFF wristband you will be given a £1 refund on the boat on the day.
The event is kindly sponsored by Doves Farm who offer everything you need for home baking under one roof, from organic and heritage flour to baking essentials.
St Lawrence’s Harvest Festival Service will be at 10am in the morning and at 6.30pm there will be a service of readings and hymns for the Harvest. All welcome.
Video of Hungerford Food Festival 2013
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