Following the success of the inaugural Northamptonshire’s Good Food and Drink Festival in 2019, the date for this year’s festival has been announced for later this month.
The 2021 festival, sponsored by Kettering-based Wilson Browne Solicitors, takes place on Sunday, September 19 and will bring together local food producers offering a variety of produce and delicacies as well as providing them with an opportunity to display their passion for food and drink.
Over 40 exhibitors and 800 food enthusiasts attended the 2019 event, and the expectations are for those numbers to rise this year following the success of the first festival. The fun-filled day, which also includes a wide range of entertainment for all the family to enjoy, is free to attend and will give food and drink lovers a chance to sample and purchase produce made in Northamptonshire and the surrounding area whilst relaxing in the summer sunshine and beautiful gardens of the award-winning Kettering Park Hotel & Spa.
Also present at the 2019 event were the Daniel Thwaites shire horses and they will be returning this year together with several well-known local producers, including makers of fine bespoke chutneys and preserves, bread producers and a local brewery. The event will include suppliers of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan products.
The festival was the vision of the hotel’s General Manager, Andrew Hollett, who brought local events management business Polka Dot Events and Kettering Business Network leader Simon Cox together to bring the festival to the hotel and help to put local food producers on the Northamptonshire map.
“I have always wanted to hold a food and drink festival at Kettering Park Hotel since becoming involved in the food and drink scene through my own passion for all things local, and from Northamptonshire especially. The quality and variety of producers is amazing, and many items are used on our menus.”
Polka Dot Events’ Kerry Bate, event organiser for the festival, added:
“Building on the success of the first festival, visitors and exhibitors can expect another amazing event to bring lovers of food together. We are really excited to be working on this event again.”
For further information about Northamptonshire’s Good Food and Drink Festival visit www.northantsfoodfestival.co.uk or search for Northants Food Festival on Facebook