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Kelmarsh Hall prepares for Great British Food Festival

JamieLau-FrancesQuinn

Preparations are well under way for the Great British Food Festival which will take place in the grounds of the stunning Kelmarsh Hall, near Northampton over the weekend of 7th–8th July.

Over 75 different traders will be in attendance, amongst them artisan food producers and street food vendors will be busy making, preserving, baking and packing, jams, cakes, cheese, sausages and lots of other tasty treats! Along with wonderful food and drink producers there will be a great lineup of local bands, fantastic chef demos, foodie talks, Man vs Food competitions and a bake stage.

Dan Maycock, one of the organisers said: “We have got a great mix of local produce and best of British, coming from further afield. On the hot food front you will be able to try anything from traditional hog roast to Mexican and Thai dishes, so hopefully something for all tastes!”

The Chef Demo stage hosts a headline name for each day, with ex-Great British Bake Off stars, Francis Quinn and Jane Beedle all doing demos over the weekend. Alongside the celeb chefs, some of the best regional talent will be showcasing their skills; from baking tips to fine dining knowhow, the demo theatre is the place to be for any budding chef. On top of cooking up treats on the demo stage, the Bake Off stars will be overseeing the popular Great British Cake Off, where amateur bakers compete head-to-head in three baking categories (see www. greatbritishfoodfestival.com for details and to enter), and best of all if you enter a cake you get free entry to the festival!

There is entertainment for all the family over the weekend, including kids’ cookery lessons, free circus skills, and children’s rides. With live music throughout the day from a playlist packed full of top local bands, it’s a great day out for the whole family. So bring a blanket and sit out for the day enjoying great food and drink, live music and beautiful surroundings. The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out for the whole family.

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