Sunday 4 October 2020
1o.30am – 2.30pm
This year’s event will be an outdoor Food & Artisan Market at The Croft Field (between St Lawrence’s Church and Hungerford Nursery).
There will still be lots of great foodie and artisan stalls to enjoy with social distancing and a one-way system! Free entry.
Hungerford Food Festival 2019
This event is gaining a reputation across the south east as a must-visit day of foodie fun which takes place from 10.30am to 4pm at the Hungerford Town Hall where there will be live music, exhibitors, stalls, talks and live cooking demonstrations – entry is just £1. Under 16s free entry. Only assistance dogs inside please. All dogs welcome outside.
The High Street too will be filled with the aroma of more than 50 stalls providing everything from pizza to curry to gourmet burgers to vegetarian specialities.
The festival is a real family event where children can make their own fun food creations with staff from Hungerford Nursery and have a go at making a healthy breakfast with Wiltshire chef and author Lucinda Miller.
Sustainability is also very much a theme of this year’s event and visitors will be able to buy food in bulk in their own containers from the Lonely Lentil zero waste stall and a new company inspired by last year’s Hungerford Food Festival, called Beer, there and everywhere will be selling refillable three-pint beer bottles.
There will be information on how to use less plastic and how to make your own compost to the benefits to health, the countryside and the climate from eating venison. Attendees can learn how to avoid cling film and other plastic disposables by making beeswax eco wraps with Little B, a local maker of beeswax food wraps, an eco-friendly, plastic-free way to keep food fresh.
As well as having a range of her wax wraps for sale, Little B Founder Claire Black will be offering hands-on demonstrations where participants can choose from a selection of fabric prints and sizes and make a wax wrap to take home.
Visitors can bring along their own apples to make into juice, and also have a go at pressing rapeseeds into oil. There will also be a chilli eating competition for adults at 3.45pm!
Hungerford Food Festival is a family-friendly community event that has been celebrating local food producers and artisans since 2009. The event supports Hungerford Environmental Action Team (HEAT) and is sponsored by Doves Farm, Blandy’s at Inglewood and the Media Marketing Co.
Committee chairwoman Penny Locke said: “This is the ninth year of the Hungerford Food Festival and we’re still finalising all of the entertainment to ensure that it is the biggest event so far, so please keep checking the festival website to see what’s been added.
“We’ll have something for everyone from serious foodies to people who just want to get a flavour of the local produce that’s available from smaller producers. Add in some entertainment, demonstrations and live music, and you have the ingredients for an exciting day out.”
Hungerford Cookery Show!
Our judges this year will be Lucinda Bevan from Love Food Cookery School, local preserves expert Lanie Allen and food journalist Hilary Scott.
Click here for the classes you can enter
We will be bringing you another exciting schedule of inspiring live cookery demonstrations.
Click here for this year’s line-up.
The raffle in aid of HEAT (Hungerford Environmental Action Team) features fabulous prizes donated by The Tutti Pole, The Tally Ho, Eliane’s of Hungerford and lots more.
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. With refreshments afterwards. All welcome.
The event is kindly sponsored by Greenham Trust, Doves Farm who offer everything you need for home baking under one roof, from organic and heritage flour to baking essentials.
Video of Hungerford Food Festival 2013
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