Elton Hall Food Festival
An exciting new three-day food and drink festival being staged at Elton Hall, near Peterborough, this summer promises a feast of entertainment for all the family.
Organiser, Cambridgeshire-based Market Square Group, has unveiled details of the three-day event being held from Friday, June 6 to Sunday, June 8 and discounted earlybird tickets are now available.
As well as showcasing some of the best regional, national and international food and drink available in the UK and high-quality products and services for the home and garden, the festival will also feature a host of attractions including cookery demonstrations, children's baking workshops, a beer festival, music, foodie film screenings and evening entertainment.
Elton Hall, the ancestral home of the Proby family, will provide a breathtaking backdrop to this high-profile festival.
Lady Proby said: "We are delighted to welcome the first Food and Drink Festival to Elton Hall.
"More and more people are interested in locally-produced food and drink as well as those from further afield.
"It will be a great family event with the opportunity to enjoy shopping and tastings, cooking demonstrations, children's activities, live music and fun evening entertainment."
On Friday, June 6, special guests will include Mike Brown 'The Historic Gardener' who will be providing fascinating insights into the gardens, plants and tools of bygone times while Jim Newboult, who produces replica ceramics for museums, films and television, will be giving a Tudor pottery demonstration.
Jim is back on the Saturday showing off his Medieval pottery skills.
On Saturday evening there will be two outstanding food-focused attractions. Supper and Song, where the audience can enjoy live music, headed up by CoCo and the Butterfields and their own unique fusion of folk, pop and hip hop, accompanied by delicious Indian cuisine will be followed a Medieval Banquet with a multi-course feast, musicians, entertainers and re-enactors.
On both Saturday and Sunday there will be children's film screenings and Lyndsay Sadler, of local Coco's Kitchen, will be running baking workshops where youngsters can get hands-on and learn about cooking in an educational and fun way.
There will also be demonstrations by local chefs as well as performances by comedy cooking double act The King Elvises.
The highlight of Sunday's entertainment will be three cooking demonstrations by a headline celebrity chef - whose identity will be revealed at the beginning of April.
A tasting arena will be open all three days of the festival where local producers will be showcasing their food and drink and offering visitors tastings.
Paul Kennedy, Market Square Group’s Event Coordinator, said: "We have an exciting array of fantastic family-friendly shopping and tasting opportunities, activities and entertainment, lined-up for this new and exciting event in the grounds of magnificent Elton Hall."
Earlybird tickets for the Elton Hall Food & Drink Festival are now available at http://www.clickit-tickets.co.uk offering a 25 percent discount on the standard prices - but only until March 31st. Adult prices start from £6.75 with children and concessions £3.75. Children under five are admitted free on all three days. There are additional charges for some entertainments and demonstrations.