Bakewell Food Festival
Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th April 2017
The Bakewell Food Festival returns for its sixth year, once more celebrating the wealth of excellent local produce that the Peak District and this beautiful market town have to offer. As well as the multi-award winning farmers market at the Agricultural Business Centre, the town’s historic streets will host more than their usual splendid offerings of food fayre to tempt your palate!
The festival will include over 60 stalls around the streets of this beautiful historic, riverside market town, with the focus being on food and drink. Discounts and Tastings in a number of our local independent retail outlets, a variety of road shows, cookery demonstrations, children’s rides, ponies and donkeys. The Old House museum and historic church will be open, craft and gift fairs in venue’s around the town. The regular monthly farmers market is on the Saturday.
Alana Spencer, the recent winner of The Apprentice will be joining us. She will showcasing her "Ridiculously Rich" range of Belgium chocolate cakes that are handmade in Wales.
The comedy chefs from Liver Cottage,Hugh Fearn and Lee Whittingstall will present a cookery demonstration like no other.
Hartingtons School of Food on Sunday 30 April 2017 as part of the Bakewell Food Festival will have a full programme of events planned throughout the day, which they really hope will add to the event.
The fabulous "star baker" and Great British Bake Off Contestant, Howard Middleton, will be there all day doing baking demos with free tasters. He will be baking madeleines and stilton and walnut biscuits as well as taking part in a Q&A session about Bake Off and signing copies of his Gluten Free Baking Book.
They will also have a fabulous free prize draw to win a place on one of our courses and we will also be launching there new Summer and Autumn 2017 courses at the Food Festival.
There will also be a mini Food Fair with specially selected artisan food producers selling their products and talking about their back story.
The National Falconry School will be attending with their birds of prey.
The demonstration promotes audience participation and encourages the chosen members of the public to join in and help produce the food.
Elf Mills will be attending offering Shetland pony rides.