Set to be tastier than ever, the much-loved Nantwich Food and Drink Festival is returning in September but this year it is FREE to anyone who wants to enjoy its mouth-watering array of attractions.
More than 10,000 food lovers enjoyed last year’s event on Mill Island and organisers hope to top that by spreading the stands and displays across the entire town over the weekend September 24-26.
Various activities and tasting sessions will be held on the town square, Nantwich Civic Hall (inside and out), Volunteer Fields, Churchyardside, Cocoa Yard, Pillory Street and the Methodist Church and White Swan car parks.
There will be a vast array of regionally produced gourmet foods, beer and wine tastings with more than 2,000 products to sample.
The Civic Hall will be transformed into a vast Gourmet Food Hall and will house up to 50 stalls. A not-to-be-missed farmers’ market will also form part of the action and pubs, cafés, shops and restaurants will host tasting sessions and demonstrations throughout the weekend.
Festival chairman, Graham Fenton, said: “Our aim is to make Nantwich a paradise for foodies and lay on a host of activities for families. Everything will take place in the heart of Nantwich with its streets and the square providing a truly picturesque backdrop.”
A variety of street entertainment will help create an impressive backdrop and a great party atmosphere.
Cheshire East Council is the main sponsor and Cllr Andrew Knowles said: “The festival will showcase the best food and drink Cheshire has to offer and people will also get the opportunity to sample cuisine from around the world. We are delighted to be sponsoring this prestigious event.”