10 day Countdown!
Our 10 day countdown!
With just 10 day to go before this year’s Festival here are our top 10 reasons to join us in the Speech House Hotel grounds on Sunday 5th October!
1. Discover, Taste and Shop
With over 70 local food and drink producers selling their wares, the Festival will showcase the best of the region’s food and drink to take home or to enjoy for lunch! Discover the producers >
2. Learn from the Experts
A packed programme of cookery demonstrations from both local and regionally renowned chefs including Martin Adams from The Tudor farmhouse Hotel, Yvette Farrell form Harts Barn Cookery School & Lawrence Jeffries from Gloucestershire College. See the Chefs>
3. Get Hands On!
Workshops from Humble by Nature & Harts Barn Cookery School, everything from grinding flour to making pasta, all free to try out on the day
4. Bring the family
Plenty of children’s activities to take part in ..make your own vegetable creature or try some circus skills…..
5. Feast with us
Special festival fringe events and menus have been put on by some of our top restaurants and venues around the Forest of Dean festival fringe >
6. Become a Showcase Champion
Enter our competition & come along to take part in our very first squirrel burger challenge! information on how to enter can be found here >
7. Visit our Healthy Options Tent
This area is a new part of the festival & is aimed at showcasing some healthier options, including activities that can be taken up as part of a healthier & more active lifestyle
8. Enjoy our beautiful setting
The Festival takes place in the wonderful setting of The Speech House Hotel grounds in the centre of the Forest of Dean. Take a walk in the woods or enjoy lunch by Cannop ponds. See where we are >
9. Dance to our music
The Paris Jazz Café Swing Band, play passionate acoustic jazz in the Style of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt plus a Rock Choir and Chepstow Community Big Band. Watch out for spontaneous outbreaks of dancing!
10. Find brand new products & producers
Explore our Food Hall & find some new producers that are exhibiting for the very first time, we also have some brand new products that will be launched at the event!