Join us for the most exciting weekend in the Essex food calendar
Welcome to the 2013 Essex Festival of Food and Drink.
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July
10am - 5pm both days
Adnams is proud to be the main sponsor of the Essex Festival of Food and Drink for 2013
The festival has quickly become loved not only by local people but visitors from outside of the county where we all enjoy meeting food producers, brewers, winemakers and chefs dedicated to fostering, preserving and displaying the very best in food and drink.
The festival is ALL about food and drink - tasting, learning, participating, sampling and soaking up the atmosphere. Your entry ticket gets you in to ALL areas of the festival including "Three" cookery theatres where you can watch, taste and learn from the experts. You might even want to volunteer for one of the "hands on" experiences in the Master Class cookery theatre sponsored by Chelmsford College. The Kids cookery classes are also free but you have to register your children as soon as you arrive to ensure you don't miss out.
Take a look at the video from the 2012 festival to give you an idea of what you have in store
We can announce that Paul Hollywood from The Great British Bake Off will be demonstrating at the festival on Saturday 20th July, judging baking competitions and book signings
Find details of the Baking Competitons under "What's On"
Mark Baumann from Baumanns Brasserie, Coggeshall will take to the cookery theatre stage on Sunday 21st July
Mark runs the hugely successful Baumanns Brasserie and is an aclaimed British Master Chef
There is never a dull moment with Mark -he is a great chef and entertainer
He cooks with flair and imagination and you can look forward to learning how to cook some new dishes using local seasonal produce.
You may also be one of the lucky audience members who Mark will invite to the stage to assist him with his preparations!
We have a huge selection of producers from Essex and all over East Anglia with a smattering of outstanding producers from outside of the county. Check them out under the "Exhibitors" tab. They have a fantastic knowledge of their produce and love to talk about how it is made and where their ingredients are sourced from. Their knowledge will blow you away! We will keep adding to the list of exhibitors right up until the festival weekend.
Sorry, no dogs will be allowed in the festival except for guide dogs.
Free car parking
Did you know that if you book your tickets in advance, you receive Fast Track entry into the festival which means you wont have to queue! Just hand your ticket in to the special Fast Track entrance and you'll get straight into the event
Take advantage of early bird ticket prices by clicking here
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We do hope you enjoy the Essex festival experience!