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BAKEWELL FOOD FESTIVAL … NOW IN ITS SECOND YEAR!

posted Feb 13, 2013, 10:59 AM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Feb 13, 2013, 11:03 AM ]
Saturday and Sunday, 27th & 28th April, 2013, will see year two of this already reputable food festival and this can only be testimony to its previous success!
Where better to hold a celebration of local and artisan produce than this beautiful, historic gem of a town, surrounded by all that the Peak District has to offer us.

So what’s new? Well this year, Bakewell in Bloom has linked in to the event with the Royal Horticultural Society’s focus on ‘Edibles’. Vanessa Swetman will be giving a talk on Saturday, 27th April at 2pm in the Methodist Church Hall on ‘Sustainable Gardening at Peak Organics' and at the same venue there will be  ‘World of Herbs’  offering stalls for plants, seeds, baking with herbs, family fun , crafts and refreshments. This year's theme will be further reflected in a Home and Garden fairto be held on Bakewell Showground and inside the ABC centre.

James Wong will also give a talk at 2pm on Sunday, 28th of April in Bakewell Town Hall. His theme’ ‘Home-grown Revolution’ will be followed up by a questions and answers session and a book signing. Tickets will be available from March 2nd at the Bakewell Bookshop and Bakewell Visitor Information Centre.

Amongst approximately 50 tempting, food related stalls scattered around the town centre, look out for  a ‘pop up’ Italian Food Market. Hands- on cooks can enjoy   cookery school demonstrations in the Rutland Mill and for the a beer festival and plenty of opportunities for sampling the produce! 

There will also be informative, educational roadshows and demonstration vehicles opposite Bakewell police station and Derbyshire University's students will be around the town to help and advise during the weekend.

The Bakewell Pudding Experience will again give you opportunity to bake your own pudding to take home with you, and if you are curious as to the history of Bakewell, why not pop into Bakewell Old House Museum during your visit…

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