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5th, 6th & 7th

October

2018

Staffordshire's Biggest
Gastronomic Gathering

Westbridge Park 2017

The festival’s ‘vibrant heart’ is the place to shop, eat, drink, learn – and have fun!


5th - 7th October 2018

Open: Fri: 12pm – 7pm; Sat & Sun 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.30pm)

 

Shop

You’ll find over 100 of the finest artisan food producers from across the country; including local food heroes!


Learn

Foodies with a hunger for knowledge will be delighted by the opportunities on offer. In the demonstration kitchen top local chefs give live cookery demonstrations on the hour, every hour; and the ‘Talks & Tastings Tent features a programme packed with fascinating presentations from our exhibitors.
We are delighted to offer live Cookery Masterclasses for adults (advance booking essential), while youngsters can sign up for free kids’ cookery classes on Saturday and Sunday.


Eat

From local delicacy the Staffordshire Oatcake, through to gourmet burgers, pork baps and stalls selling global food from as far afield as the Caribbean, Lahore and Thailand to name just a few; there’s plenty of choice when you’ve worked up an appetite at the festival.


Drink

Stone’s proud history as a brewing town will be celebrated as Staffordshire breweries including Stone’s very own Lymestone Brewery, Slater’s Ales, Peakstone Rock Brewery, Titanic Brewry all gather in the Staffordshire Beer Tent to offer their wares, with the adjacent live music stage ensuring this will be 'party central'.


Wine producers and merchants are also out in force; with elegant cocktail and champagne bars serving a range of delectable tipples while there are plenty of stalls offering teas ranging from basic ‘builders’ through to exotic blends and fine continental coffees.

 


Cookery Masterclasses

Visitors can hone their cookery skills in the festival's very own ‘Cookery Classroom’, - learn how to create authentic Indian dishes from scratch with iCookIndian or hone your cake decorating skills with local cake artist Beth Lauren.

 

Please note courses will be subject to additional charge - full details & online booking options here


Demonstration Kitchen, Westbridge Park

The Demonstration Kitchen, kindly sponsored by Platt's Garage Group, will see top chefs from across Staffordshire showcase their culinary flair and share their expert tips in demonstrations on the hour, every hour, throughout festival weekend. Free admission once you have paid Westbridge Park entrance fee, but arrive early to avoid disappointment! 

 

Chef profiles and demonstration times


Free Kids’ Cookery Classes, Westbridge Park

When they’ve had enough of the fun fair, bouncy castles and face painting activities on offer why not book the youngsters in for a free cookery session with Kiddy Cook. They’ll get the chance to create and sample a host of dishes in themed classes taking part throughout the day on Saturday & Sunday. All this alongside Professor Panic's free circus skills workshops and performances in the 'big top', plus pay as you go kids' crafts and face painting.

Bookings will be taken on the day on a first-come, first-served basis - details here


Talks & Tastings Tent, Westbridge Park

The Talks & Tastings Tent offers local producers a platform to give a fascinating insight into their products – with plenty of free samples on offer, too! Free admission once you have paid Westbridge Park entrance fee, but we recommend arriving early and / or pre-booking your space on the day as these sessions are very popular.
Full programme


Street Food

From Staffordshire Oatcakes to Caribbean and Asian-inspired street food there’s a whole world of foods to discover ‘on the go’.

Shopping

Gourmet ingredients, kitchenware gifts and more –  you’ll find it all in the Gourmet Marquee with over 100 artisan exhibitors representing some of the finest produce the UK.

Pop-up Tearoom

pop-up-tearoom

NEW for 2017 is the 'Thyme of Tea' travelling tearoom! This gorgeous vintage haven provides the perfect space to relax. All cakes are handmade in owner Claire Comerford's Shropshire cottage kitchen using fine quality ingredients, free range eggs, real butter and love. Recipes follow the seasons for inspiration using herbs, fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden.

  • Homemade cakes - including gluten free and vegan
  • Wide selection of teas
  • Coffee, hot chocolate and traditional soft drinks
  • Tea and cake is £4.50

The tearoom will operate during normal Westbridge Park opening hours on festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday

No booking is required - simply pop along and request a table.


Champagne & Cocktail Bar Westbridge Park

Fine wines, champagnes & cocktails will be on offer in elegant style, courtesy of Tittenstor’s Old School Wines.


Stafforshire 'Beer Garden', Westbridge Park

Staffordshire's brilliant brewers will be out in force in this new format 'beer garden' - creating a true haven for real ale fans. And, as it's right next to the Tinsley Garner Live Music Stage, this is where the party will be happening all festival weekend!


Live Music Stage, Westbridge Park

Live music is becoming an increasingly popular element of the Stone Food & Drink Festival, with great local bands taking to the stage over the big weekend to draw in the crowds and create a real party atmosphere.
The 2017 line-up once again offers something for everyone – from folk to rock and pop covers...

For full lineup click here

 


Panic Circus! Westbridge Park

Roll up, roll up! Prof. Panic and his team will be back entertaining the crowds in their traditional ‘Big Top’ throughout Festival Saturday & Sunday with puppet shows, circus workshops, clown shows and giant bubble fun! Best of all, it's FREE!

 

All this alongside free kids' cookery classes and pay as you go kids' crafts and face painting.

In addition to the above, there are a host of festival-related events taking place in and  around town all food festival week, as local pubs, restaurants and businesses organise everything from quizzes to themed meals and put on special offers and deals. For the full list of events please visit the programme section of the website.

 

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