The popular Great Malvern Food Festival is set to tickle the taste buds once again when it makes its return this month.
Now in its ninth year, the free artisan food festival will be held on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May, in the Priory Grounds.
Attracting around 6,000 visitors each year, the fun-filled day will offer more than 60 carefully selected artisan market stalls selling everything from local cheese and English wine to locally distilled gin, pastries, and cakes.
Visitors will have the chance to watch cookery demonstrations in The Glebe Cookery Theatre which will be presented by BBC Hereford & Worcester radio host Andrew Easton. They will also be able to relax and enjoy some locally brewed beer, fine English wine and distilled gin at the new The Bar On The Glebe.
Demonstrations will be held by Our Lizzy Cookery School, BBC Hereford & Worcester’s Saturday chef Matt Slocombe, as well as chocolate artist Prudence Staite, who will be returning by popular demand to conjure up edible chocolate masterpieces.
A series of new Talks & Tastings by local producers will be held on the day including Croome Cuisine, Astley Vineyard, Hussingtree Gin and Lovell’s Vineyard.
The Rock Choir and local band Blue Moon will be providing live music at the Priory Stage with guest appearances.
Victoria Carman, Economic Development Officer at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “The Great Malvern Food Festival is one of the most popular events in the town’s social calendar and is awaited with much excitement by residents and visitors. We look forward to welcoming people from far and wide to sample the delicious delights on offer.”
Great Malvern Food Festival has been kindly supported by Audley Ellerslie, Aldwyn’s at Ellerslie restaurant, Waitrose Malvern (The Glebe Cookery Theatre) and Worcestershire Food and Drink Association (The Priory Stage).
Visit www.visitthemalverns.org/foodfest for the full programme and more information.