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All information on this page relates to our fantastic 2019 festival while we organise the next – update due July 2020.

A whole week of foodie fun in & around town…

There’s much more to the festival than three days of foodie fun on Westbridge Park – this year there are 10 days of fabulous food & drink events planned in and around town in the run-up to the ‘big weekend’.

Highlights

CROWN WHARF GUIDED TOURS

Sat 5th & Sun 6th Oct

Tours will take place at 11am, 1pm & 3pm on festival Saturday & Sunday, strictly advance booking.

Be among the privileged few to see what’s happening behind the scenes of Joule’s Brewery’s ambitious Crown Wharf development.

During the tour you’ll see first-hand the craftsmanship going into the creation of the new Joule’s taphouse, set to launch in 2020, discover the site’s history and hear about exciting plans for the new community heritage centre and theatre. To complete your experience, you’ll get a voucher for half of Joule’s in any Taphouse across Staffs, Shropshire & Cheshire.

Cost – £5pp
Proceeds to be split between the Stone Food & Drink Festival & Crown Wharf Theatre

PUB ORIENTEERING

Mon 30th Sep – Sun 6th Oct

Discover 10 great Real Ale pubs around town by following our ‘orienteering’ map – buy a drink to get your card stamped and answer a question hidden in each hostelry for the chance to win one of several great prizes.

Participating pubs include The Pheasant, The Bridge,The Borehole, TheTalbot, The Royal Exchange, The Poste of Stone, The Crown and Anchor, The Red Lion, The Swan, and The Star.

Kindly sponsored by Titanic Brewery.

Festival Farmers’ Market

Sat 5th Oct, 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 www.stonefarmersmarket.co.uk for details

FEAST STONE (Volume 3)

Wed 25th Sept,  3pm – 9pm

The third edition of Stone’s very own street food extravaganza – and this ‘festival edition’ looks set to be the biggest and best yet! Street food vendors offering a host of global flavours on the go will line the High Street and lots of Stone’s great High Street shops will be opening late for the party, too. Free entry.

Westbridge Park

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

Shop

Discover over 100 artisan producers from as far afield as Scotland and Cornwall, with plenty of local food heroes, to boot…

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Learn

From live cookery demonstrations with top local chefs to talks & tastings and hands-on culinary masterclasses…

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Eat / Drink / Enjoy

When you’ve worked up an appetite – and a thirst – you’ll be spoilt for choice, and with live music all weekend there will never be a dull moment…

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Kids

With kids’ cookery classes, circus workshops and shows, face painting and craft activities the festival is a great family day out…

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Festival Week Map of Stone

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