It’s a feast of treats
Our pick of days out just has to be Hungerford Food Festival on 7 October. It’s a real celebration of local producers but has so much more, including cookery demos, children’s events and even a chilli eating contest!
Along the High Street there will be plenty of delicious fun with some 40 stalls, street food, the annual Hungerford Cook-Off, live cooking demonstrations, Pumpkin Challenge, apple quiz, buskers and face painting.
Producers displaying their goodies include Brunskill Beef and award-winning Foxglove Flock lamb, and local makers of rapeseed oil, beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, confectionary and cakes.
If you have any surplus apples bring them along as the team from My Apple Juice will press them. Discover more about bees and honey with Newbury & District Beekeepers. Organic farmer and chief executive of the Soil Association, Helen Browning, will talk about her new book, Pig: Tales from an Organic Farm.
Cookery demos will include Ollie Hunter from The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat and Audley Inglewood Head Chef Gert Pienaar.
See hungerfordfoodfestival.com, and if you want to know more about the West Berkshire town turn to page16.
Local producers will have plenty on offer to go with delicious bread