Leamington Food Festival set to tantalise tastebuds next month - The Leamington Observer

Leamington Food Festival set to tantalise tastebuds next month

Leamington Editorial 12th Aug, 2023   0

FOODIES will have their tastebuds tantalised when Leamington Food and Drink Festival returns next month

The 16th staging of the popular festival will be held in the Pump Room Gardens over teh weekend of Sepetmber 9 and 10, from 10am and 6pm on both days.

The free-to-attend event, organised by BID Leamington, will feature more than 115 exhibitors including 40 town centre businesses.

There will be a host of entertainment for food-lovers to enjoy, including cookery demonstrations in the Live Cookery Theatre.

The Kid’s Cookery School, hosted by Anne Marie Lambert of Get Cooking, is set to return to inspire children to get creative in the kitchen.

The event will also be turning up the heat as it plays host to two cook-off competitions, with the Coventry and Warwickshire Foodie Awards ‘Cook off of the Chefs’ final being held at 4pm on Saturday, and the Aubrey Allen Cooking Competition from 1pm on Sunday.

There will also be music from a variety of acts on the bandstand across the weekend, while younger visitors will also be able to enjoy making music as part of children’s activities.

Alison Shaw, of BID Leamington, said: “Leamington Food and Drink Festival is a hugely popular weekend in the town’s calendar of events, and we are extremely excited to be organising it once again in 2023.

“Plans are shaping up incredibly well and we’ve had some great support from businesses based within the town and further afield.

“There really will be something for everyone, with live cookery, children’s entertainment and music on offer, as well as an excellent range of high-quality businesses who will be bringing the very best food and drink from across our region to the event.

“We are very pleased to be welcoming back some food festival favourites as well as some new businesses to the event.”

Libertine Burger founder Charles Harris is among those looking forward to the festival.

“Leamington is very much the home of Libertine Burger. It’s where we started, it’s where our flagship shop is, and it’s where our brand new HQ is.

“The town will always have a special place in our heart, and that’s why each year we love to be involved in Leamington Food and Drink Festival.”

“It’s a brilliant event, packed with local traders and businesses like ourselves, and a real showcase of the amazing food and drink scene in the town.”

Visit leamingtonfoodfestival.co.uk for full details.


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