It all began over a pint…

Back in 2004 a group of locals was lamenting the decline of Stone’s beautiful Georgian High Street in one of the town’s many fine hostelries. “What we need is something like Ludlow – a food festival!” Little did the gentleman who uttered those words know that, within just a few years, his gem of an idea would have grown into Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering.

From humble beginnings in the High Street and the Crown Hotel ball room, the festival has blossomed into a real celebration of food & drink that visitors travel miles to attend; marking the first weekend of October every year as a red letter day in the foodie calendar.

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It’s all about the town (and the food!)

A not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) the aim of the festival remains, as it always has been, to help promote the town of Stone. It brings visitors – and their cash – into the area to give local businesses a boost while providing a fun-filled event for the community. Over the years, it has also become a platform for the promotion of Staffordshire as a foodie destination – showcasing the county’s finest culinary talent alongside the very best of its artisan produce.

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