Melton Mowbray Food Festival back for 13th year

Melton Mowbray Food Festival

One of the UK’s largest regional food festivals takes place in the UK’s Rural Capital of Food from 1-2 October 2016

Thousands of visitors will flock to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire during the first weekend in October this year for some of the UK’s best locally-produced food and drink, as the Melton Mowbray Food Festival returns for its 13th consecutive year.

The Melton Mowbray Food Festival is one of the UK’s largest regional food festivals, set in the heart of the town known as the UK’s Rural Capital of Food. The Festival will take place on the weekend of 1-2 October 2016 between 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and to 4pm on Sunday. It is held at the covered Cattle Market in Melton Mowbray with free adjacent parking.

In addition to the traditional, local specialities of Stilton Cheese and Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, visitors will also be able to taste and buy food and delicacies from across the UK and around the world. UK and international street food will be available in a special catering area.

There will be a professional food theatre where visitors can enjoy a full programme of talks and demonstrations. Children have their own dedicated Family Fun Area where they can learn about food with practical hands experiences. Entertainment will be provided by the New St George Morris dancers and the Melstrum Ukulele Band.

The Festival is organised by the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership with main sponsorship from Samworth Brothers and the support of the Melton Mowbray Market.

Matthew O’Callaghan from the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership said: “Last year’s Food Festival was a roaring success with many favourite producers returning as well as new exhibitors offering something new to the several thousand people who visited and enjoyed the event. We’re confident that this year will prove to be bigger and better, and that people will take the opportunity to sample and buy some of the best-tasting local produce in the country.”

Tickets are priced at £6 (£5 in advance). Children under 16 enter free.

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