Dartmouth Food Festival
From this Friday, 20th October, until Sunday 22nd, Dartmouth Food Festival takes over the town. If you’ve never been, but LOVE food, then this is the place for you. It has all you could wish for, in one beautiful setting.
This is its 15th year, which seems astonishing, but people flock there every year, to taste, learn, drink and be merry. There are exhibitors aplenty, ranging from Devon Cream Tea, through Roly’s Fudge, Riverford, Salcombe Gin, to the Chilli Farm and Sharphams.
There are also stacks of demonstrations by some of the country’s finest chefs, including Michael Wignall of Gidleigh Park (formerly of Pennyhill Park in Surrey), Nick Evans of Rick Stein’s food school, JP Bidart of the Millbrook Inn in South Pool, and long time supporter and local man Mitch Tonks.
There’s something for the kids too. The Royal Avenue Gardens have lots of kids’ activities going on, plus the Get Up and Cook demo, a children’s tea party, and the Rotary Young Chef’s competition. Oh and the numerous stalls with cakes and ice cream, obviously.
And to ease any social conscience, they now have a ‘single-use plastic free’ policy. They are moving towards compostable cutlery, cups and plates, and are offering free water fills throughout the town, so you needn’t buy another plastic bottle.
It’s free to attend, so take your family, your wallet and empty stomachs!