If your tummy has been rumbling rather loudly of late, we’ve got some excellent tidings just for you – The Great British Food Festival (GBFF) is back with a serious vengeance, so there’s no need to ever go hungry again!
Much like all our favourite events of the last 18 months or so, the festival was put on hold last year because of the pandemic, but a sense of normality is slowly starting to return, so we can all look forward to filling our plates with all sorts of delicious gastronomic delights in the very near future.
The festival itself has been keeping us all very well fed indeed since 2010 and, over the years, it has gone from strength to strength, with around 100 foodie days out hosted over the last decade… and, hopefully, we’ll see even more of these over the next ten years, as well!
So what’s on in 2021?
It all kicked off at the end of May and, while a fair few events have already been and gone, there are all sorts of others to look forward to all over the country, so wherever you are, you’re sure to find something relatively local to enjoy.
First of all, there’s the Margam Park event in South Wales coming up, taking place between September 4th and 5th, which promises to be an awful lot of fun indeed. You’ll find chef demos, a Bake Stage, a BBQ Stage and a new Grow Your Own Stage, perfect for anyone out there keen to start living a more sustainable life.
Margam Park itself is home to a stunning 1,000 acres of amazing parkland, so you’ll have an amazing time out in the fresh air, while eating lots of amazing street food and sampling all sorts of incredible artisanal produce.
Or, if you’re anywhere near Midlothian between September 11th and 12th, you might want to make your way to Dalkeith Country Park for the very first GBFF Edinburgh event!
This would be a particularly good event to go to if you’re keen to try out foraging for the first time, with Totally Wild UK (who are accredited foragers!) teaching you all the art of foraging through woodlands, flower meadows and hedgerows. You’ll learn all about how to find wild edible plants, identify them safely, harvest them and then cook with them. What fun!
And for those of you closer to Cheshire, what about heading off to Arley Hall between September 25th and 26th? This would be an amazing one to take the kids too as there’s a Mini Zoo on site, with all sorts of wildlife displays on hand, everything from meerkats and pygmy goats to snakes, spiders and a whole lot more.
As for the food, there are kids’ cookery classes, street food and an artisan market, among many other delights, so you’re sure to have a wonderful time with the whole family.
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