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.”

Visit www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk for more information.

Speciali mention to Clewlow Butchers who have sent me the following:

Hi and welcome to H Clewlow Butchers and the new Nantwich Food Festival.

We have many events going on over the festival, special offers include 20% off Pork joints – this is local high welfare pork from Reaseheath College.

On Sunday the 26th at our sausage spectacular event we have 20% off all sausage.

Our big pan will be frying all weekend with Sausage on the Sunday and many other items on the Friday and Saturday.

Cooking demonstrations will be taking place daily at 11 am and 1pm, these will take place in Pepper Street outside the shop, and the demonstrations will be held by Ruth Gibbons on the Friday and Sunday and Liz Rushton on Saturday. The theme will be ideas for quick and easy meals and should last approximately one hour.

We will also be doing daily sausage making demonstrations these will be conducted by Barry Dean and take place daily at 10am and 2pm throughout the festival, here you will be able to see what goes into our “Prize winning “sausage and how they are filled and linked – Be prepared anything could happen!!

“Sausage Workshop”
Want to know how to make sausage then sign up for our sausage workshop on Sunday 26th September and you will be part of a hands on demonstration in our manufacturing unit at the rear of our shop and be shown all aspects of sausage making – register today for this workshop for only five pounds and with this you will be able to take away five pounds worth of sausage of your choice. (Must be over 16 years old).

Come along and sample our “Prize winning “pies and sausage daily at 11am and 1pm, lots of different varieties and flavours for you to try.

Sunday is our sausage spectacular day and we will be open from 10am to 3pm selling all our award winning sausages at a 20% discount as well as having demonstrations and our big pan outside the shop.

Come and join us!

Further information can be found on our website which is www.clewlows.co.uk or at the Nantwich Food Festival website which is www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk

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