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More to Tuck Into at The New Forest Food Festival
By: Go New Forest
Discover a selection of regional produce, with a mix of artisan bread, cheese, chilli jams, cakes, chocolates, gluten-free snacks, shortbread, craft ales, New Forest Cider, speciality gins, and much more.
There are now over 100 traders waiting to display their wares, and in additional to the food stalls, 15 pop-up restaurants, chef demonstrations and bars – including a ale brewed on-site at the festival – there will also be classic fairground stalls – including a coconut shy – and a chance for the kids to learn circus skills.
Comments Richard Shirley, one of the organisers of the festival: "We will have a dedicated 'kids' zone' with lots going on and we anticipate a lot of interest in the circus skills. There will also be a chance to your hand at bushcraft which is highly appropriate here in the New Forest."
To make sure no-one goes hungry on the day, there will be something to satisfy all tastebuds: burgers, Tex Mex, freshly cooked stone-fired pizzas, street food, traditional spit roasts, seafood, artisan coffee, craft beers and award-winning spirits.
They will include crafts such as textiles, jewellery, soft toys, paintings, wood craft, collectables, ceramics, sculpture, soft furnishings to name just some.
No food festival would be complete without a chef demo stage, with some of the best in the region showing off their skills, as they conjure up their favourite dishes.
They will demonstrate all the tricks of the trade including short cuts, so attendees can re-create the meals at home (sit near the front to increase the chance of a tasting!).
Whilst enjoying the food and drink of the festival, enjoy live music and other entertainment, including popular local skiffle group Dr. Beatroot, with other acts to be announced in due course.
For those that wish to make a short break of the event, there will be a small, family-friendly, pop-up campsite just a short stroll away.
For further information and tickets, which cost £8 for adults when purchased in advance (£10 on the day), with under 16s going free, visit www.newforestfoodfestival.co.uk.
For general information about the New Forest, including ideas of things to do and places to see, plus information on accommodation – from luxury hotels to holiday parks and everything in-between – visit www.thenewforest.co.uk.
Mick Thompson, Travel dog PR