FOODIE FUN IN FAVERSHAM
The Faversham Food Festival is back this weekend, with lashings of lovely food and drink. Held in and around the town centre, the festival will run on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 from 10am to 5pm. Organised by passionate volunteers, the event celebrates local food and drink and promises to be family-friendly. Among the liquid treats will be the Faversham Ale Trail, which runs from noon on Friday, September 14 and offers eight beers to taste and judge at hostelries around the town. Ale Trail tickets cost £5 and can be bought from the festival stall on the Market Place - until they sell out.
There will also be medievalthemed celebrations, and plenty of old-fashioned tasty treats.
Now in its third year, the festival provides an opportunity for people to enjoy and celebrate what the East Kent triangle has to offer - a term coined by The Good Food Guide in 2009. The area is well known for its hops, oysters, apple orchards for cider, and is home to both Brogdale National Fruit Collection and historic brewery Shepherd Neame.
Younger festival visitors will be able to enjoy a teddy bears’ picnic and children’s fancy dress, plus for all ages there will be a range of live music.
For details of all the fun on offer head to favershamfoodfestival.co.uk
Caz and Rachel Gilmore of Crumbs Cakes at last year’s Faversham Food Festival