The foodie event of the year, Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival, takes place in June each year but has been moved to September this year. The festival is located in Montpellier Gardens in the heart of the town.
The Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival is an exciting day out for adults and children. There is typically live music throughout the weekend and you will have the chance to buy a range of delicious foods, pickles, sweets and alcoholic items from lots of exhibitors.
The Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival pride themselves on providing visitors with the most diverse selection of food or drink producers, chefs, talks and masterclasses. There really is something for everyone.
Visitors can enjoy a series of cooking demonstrations from chefs both local and celebrity chefs. You can also participate in International Wine Tasting classes or the diverse and fascinating Food & Drink talks with some of the most well-known and respected experts.
For other entertainment there are live music performances as well as some street theatre to enjoy throughout the day.
2020 Food & Drink Festival
This year’s festival, the 12th such event has been delayed and will now take place between 4th and 6th September. Tickets go on sale from 1st July and are available at https://cheltenhamfooddrinkfestival.co.uk/
This year’s event has a vast variety of chefs showing their skills and teaching the audience something new. Eva Humpries the “Wholefood Warrior” shows off her easy to follow demonstrations. Her energetic cookery demonstrations create the kind of dishes that are nutritious, taste good and can easily be recreated at home.
The Beefy boys are also attending with the aim of helping people create their own version of the perfect burger. There are many other demonstrations over the three days and something to pique most foodies interest.
Food & Drink Producers
There are many local producers exhibiting their wares at this year’s festival. This includes Hillside Brewery who make some fantastic real beer over in the Forest of Dean. Severn Cider also is showing off and selling their range of ciders for visitors to taste. There are many food stands from spices, bakery and preserves, a full list can be found here.