Friday, 23 August 2013

Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2013

Photographs from the launch and Michael Caines' demo

Bolton Food Festival 2013
I'm exhausted. I've just got home from day one of the Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2013. The organisers have truly surpassed themselves this year. A few Twitter friends have asked me whether it's worth a visit... I'm going to predominantly shut my trap and let the pictures do the talking! Hopefully they catch the essence of the event: stalls manned by friendly folk, a wide variety of home made goods from local producers and some fantastic entertainment. Never a dull moment!

Once again the festival was opened by Michael Caines, who then did a fantastic lunchtime demo in the main tent. It smelled so good I had to hotfoot it to Margo and Rita's for emergency tacos! I can't recommend them highly enough. Dessert came in the form of Churtopia cinnamon drenched churros, and I took a huge bag of goodies home. Stall highlights include All You Knead breads, I Heart Jam, Saddleworth Cheese, Orchard Pigs and the Kro beer tent. Tomorrow also sees the return of the delightful Indian food heroes, Chaat Cart.

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are strutting their stuff tomorrow, Sunday is Aldo Zilli's turn, and finally James Martin makes a return on Monday. There are also lots of smaller demos on across the town centre, including local favourites Jon Jones of the Farmer's Arms and Ernst van Zyl of the Wine Glass at Etrop Grange.

Like you didn't need any further persuasion, here are a few photographs of what's on offer...
Bolton Food Festival 2013
Bolton Food Festival 2013
Bolton Food Festival 2013
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Beer
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Jam
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Sausage Rolls
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Granny Turismo
The charming Granny Turismo
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Music
Well if you're in the mood for dancing...
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Margo and Rita
Margo and Rita - Tacos and Nachos
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Churros
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Music
Bolton Food Festival 2013
Bolton Food Festival 2013
Bolton Food Festival 2013
Bolton Food Festival 2013
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Michael Caines
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Michael Caines
Bolton Food Festival 2013 - Michael Caines
Same again tomorrow? 

If you go, be sure to tweet lots of pictures and use the hashtag #BoltonFoodFest so I can have a nosy!

Bolton Food and Drink Festival runs over the August Bank Holiday weekend, through to Monday 26th.

For more information, visit the official website at www.boltonfoodanddrinkfestival.com.

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4 comments:

  1. Fab post, I live in Bolton and wasn't sure if we were going to head down but you've persuaded me and we will definitely visit over the weekend.

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  2. Great pics - and lovely meeting you :) Hope you enjoy the rest of the festival (I might be heading down there myself again today!)

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  3. Those churros look amazing! Great photos!

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