Grab a slice of the action at East Midlands Food Festival this weekend

The 17th annual East Midlands Food Festival returns to Melton Mowbray this weekend.

The event, which was postponed last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, returns on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October at Melton Mowbray Market in Scalford Road.

Famed for its artisan producers of cheese, pies, charcuterie, chocolate and all sorts of goodies, the festival is one of the largest UK regional food festivals.

A number of them offer tasters to tempt you to buy. The festival also boasts and array of drink producers from cider and beer to the strong spirits such as artisan gin and whisky. All of these stands are under cover and so accessible whatever the weather.

A street food area will provide mouth-watering food to go from a variety of countries and cultures.

Chef Rachel Green cooking up a storm in the demonstration kitchen at a previous event. Photo: NEMM.

Complementing the food producers will be the Food Theatre with a line-up including Rachel Green, the Cooking Maharaja, Steffan Williams, Stephen Hallam and Teresa Bovey. A Kids Zone will keep the children engaged and educated.

An award winning gospel choir and other musicians will provide entertainment with a variety of street food for those who get hungry during the Festival.

The event has been approved by the local Council under guidelines to minimise the risk of the spread of Covid-19.

Tickets are £6 per day per person. Children 16 and under go free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

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