Here in the UK we’re a nation of food lovers. From the humble fry up to the time consuming roast dinner, we love our food. In recent years this love of food has manifested itself into the regular occurrence of food festivals around the regions. Often allowing festival goers the chance to taste the food on offer and attend cooking workshops, food festivals are a great day out for the whole family.The best part of a food festival is just that; the food, and if anything tickles your taste buds whilst you’re there you can make a purchase – perfect for enjoying at your holiday cottage.
Here at Sykes Cottages, we love our food and have compiled a list of some of the yummiest festivals coming up over the next few weeks.
Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival
Definitely one for the fish fans! Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival, which takes place on the last weekend of September, is the world’s longest running Oyster festival. The festival plays host to a variety of events for everyone to enjoy, from foodie talks and tasting events to the Oyster ‘Olympics’ and the ‘Hot Oyster Awards’ cooking challenge amongst other activities, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival
27th September – 13th October
Starting in 2006 to celebrate the abundance of local produce in the area, Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival plays host to a wide range of exhibitors. From breweries and granola stalls to creperies and meat companies, even the fussiest of eaters will be spoilt for choice when browsing the exhibition. Those wanting to learn a thing or two can head to the Marquee Stage for live demos from local chefs, or book a place on one of the many workshops taking place over the festival for a more hands-on approach.
Hamper 2013, The Llangollen Food Festival
19th – 20th October
The Llangollen Food Festival, named as one of the Top Ten Food Festivals by The Independent, takes place in the Llangollen Pavilion in October and is a great place for foodies to explore. Spend your time at the festival discovering new food favourites by wandering around the local producers market, take part in the fun workshops on offer or learn an exciting new recipe by heading to one of the live cooking classes on offer at the festival.