Town Centre

All of the details below are from our 2018 festival; the programme for 2019 will be released in July 2019

Local Business Special Offers & Events

From foodie quizzes to themed meals and special deals, Stone’s pubs’ restaurants and shops really get into the festival spirit to ensure the party goes on all week.

Staffordshire Ales Week

Mon 1st – Sun 7th Oct 2018

Stone has some fantastic real ale pubs and throughout festival week many will celebrate the county’s brewing heritage by serving Staffordshire guest ales.
Look out for posters and beer mats in participating pubs.

A Guided Foodie History of Stone

Wed 3 Oct 2018

Discover the town’s fascinating foodie history with a guided tour led by Steve Booth and Philip Leason of Stone Historical Society. You’ll learn about Hovis flour; Gooseberry fairs; fish ponds, breweries – and much more besides.

To take part, simply meet in the Market Square at 6.45pm prompt for a 7pm start (spaces will be allocated on a first come-first served basis).
The tour will cost £2 per adult and £1 children under 16 (cash only) with all proceeds going to Stone Historical Society.

Photo credit: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery,
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

Festival Farmers’ Market

Sat 6 October 2018, 9 am – 3 pm approx.

A part of the food festival since the very beginning, Stone Farmers’ Market has gone onto become a regular event; taking place the first weekend of every month and widely regarded as the best farmers’ market in Staffordshire. The Festival Farmers’ Market – always the biggest of the year – graces Stone High Street on Saturday; celebrating the county’s agricultural heritage as some of the very best producers in the area sell their ‘farm to fork’ wares.
Vist for details

Tapas Trail

Wed 3 Oct & Thu 4 Oct 2018

It’s back – but with a new format! Tapas dishes will still be just £3.50 per head, but it will run across the entire week with eateries choosing to serve the tapas dishes on days and at times set by them. Once you’ve enjoyed a tapas dish you can complete a score card there and then; popping it into a ballot box at the venue to enter a prize draw to win a meal for 2 at any of the venues.

Full list of participating venues, dates & times
Kindly sponsored by R.A. Knight & Co

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