Sunday 6 October 2019
1o.30am – 4pm, Hungerford Town Hall & High Street.
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.
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 and there is a lemon eating competition for kids, plus a chilli eating competition for adults, and children are invited to make their own healthy food creation with staff from Hungerford Nursery. Plus, there’s also a kids’ cook off event where children will be invited to cook 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 watch rapeseeds get pressed into oil.
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.”
Our judges last year were Eddie Barisha, Head Chef of Eliane’s of Hungerford, local preserves expert Lanie Allen and food journalist Hilary Scott. We are expecting them to return this year for even more culinary competitiveness!
We will be bringing you another excitin schedule of inspiring live cookery demonstrations.
Line-up to be announced shortly.
The raffle in aid of HEAT (Hungerford Environmental Action Team) features fabulous prizes donated by The Tutti Pole, The Pheasant Inn, Wheatsheaf Inn, The Tally Ho, Eliane’s of Hungerford and lots more.
Cream Tea Trip on The Rose of Hungerford
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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