Holkham Hall is set to welcome the popular North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, for the 10th consecutive year.
Over 60 stall holders and between 10,000 – 12,000 visitors will fill the grounds to enjoy one of the region’s most popular local produce events from 10am – 4pm.
This year’s festival will once again be packed with the finest quality local produce, as all exhibitors’ products must be grown, reared, caught, produced or sold in North Norfolk. As with previous years, stall holders and sponsors can be found in the historic Walled Garden with an array of real ales and fresh juices; fresh meat; local seafood; cheese; vegetables; local honey, cakes, fruit, ice-cream, puddings and tarts. This year will be extra special, with exhibitors being asked to create a special product and to decorate their stalls to mark the festival’s 10 year anniversary.
Visitors can be inspired and learn from the best in the cookery theatre, sponsored by Arthur Howell Butcher, where leading chefs and bakers will be showcasing food and drink pairings, headlining with Kettle Foods and Winbirri wines and Land and Sea to Plate.
Just outside the Walled Garden lies the Concession Area where the stalls will be selling a wide range of refreshments and different foods to fuel visitors of all ages to the festival. With seating on straw bales and at picnic tables, guests can enjoy everything from a hog roast to vegan street food plus drinks from a full bar, tea, coffee and cakes. As well as Arthur Howell Butcher, other exhibitors at the festival include Brancaster Bay Shellfish, Duck Truck, The Travelling Blue Bird, Siam Rice Box, Grey Seal Coffee Roasters, Pie Central and brand new Heart Street.
At the same time, children will be well-entertained in a dedicated area run by Kinnerton’s Chocolate. When not filling up on goodies, they can revel in many chocolate-themed activities and enjoy Tilly the Talespinner, a Norfolk-based storyteller. She will be weaving her magic and captivating children and adults alike, with stories providing ‘nourishment for the soul’ throughout the festival.
Entry is free of charge. Full line up at www.northnorfolkfoodfestival.co.uk