Hardwick Hall gets ready for May Bank Holiday Food Festival

The stunning Elizabethan venue of Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire is the back drop again for the Great British Food Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend 4-6th May.

Over 100 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 line up 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, Howard Middleton, Julia Chernogorova and Sandy Docherty all doing demos over the weekend. Alongside the celeb chefs, some of the best regional talent will be showcasing their skills; so from baking tips to fine dining know-how 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 kid’s cookery lessons, free circus skills, and children’s rides. With live music throughout the day from a play list 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. See www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com for discounted advanced tickets.