HAMPSHIRE FOOD FESTIVAL 1-31 July
Wander through vines, meet the buffalo, explore the lavender fields, tour breweries and get hands on in the kitchen. All this and more is happening across the county as part of July's month-long Hampshire Food Festival organised by local food group, Hampshire Fare. The award-winning Hampshire Food Festival is now in its 18th year. Popular with residents and visitors to the county, the month-long festival is a chance to explore what goes on behind the scenes to grow, rear and serve some of the county's tastiest produce. Hampshire Food Festival includes the Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival being held at Raimes Vineyard on Sunday 22nd July, 12pm to 4.30pm. Lyburn Farm Tours will be offering tours of their farm with a cheese supper in the barn afterwards on various dates during the festival. The Lavender Fields near Alton will be running open days with tractor rides and cream teas. Broughton Buffalo will be opening the farm gates on 7th July when visitors can meet the animals and tuck into a buffalo burger.