Congleton’s 9th Food and Drink Festival took place on Sunday 11th June when the Town Centre was be filled with more than 100 stalls, both local and national, offering a mouth-watering range of artisan foods and drink. Alongside this was a tempting selection of street foods from every corner of the globe.

 

The Town Hall ‘What’s Cooking?’, kindly sponsored by local company John Morley UK, hosted an all day programme of demonstrations and competitions and we expanded the Kid’s Kitchen with interactive cooking workshops throughout the whole day.

The menu for the day’s demonstrations had been devised by a partnership of Congleton Community Projects, South Cheshire College and Cheshire Learning Partnership and included Special Mains and Decadent Desserts by professional chefs, as well as workshops on Cooking from Scratch.

The fascinating finale was Upstairs Downstairs – a valuation of weird and wonderful kitchen items by our local auctioneer Adam Partridge

 

Congleton Food and Drink Festival is organised by Congleton Community Projects and a small team of experienced volunteers working on an entirely not for profit basis and is known for the outstanding quality of the stalls on offer and the friendly fun festival atmosphere.

Live music, street entertainment, Festival Fringe with contemporary craft stalls organised by the Electric Picture House and all manner of kids’ activities keep the party going with a swing.

Described by Cheshire Life as ‘Cheshire’s premier food event’, Congleton Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of high quality artisan foods produced locally and from around the world.

Last year’s festival save the date postcard designed by Jessica Lea

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Our new postcard for 2017

 

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 ‘Children’s Choice Award’ – kids got a Tasty Traveller Passport and must visit designated stalls to learn about the produce and have free tastings or fun activities.

They then recorded the ones they like the best.

Last year the winning stall was Rushey Hey  Farm, well done to them.

This years winning stall will be announced shortly.

 

Click here for more information on the Children’s Choice Award

 

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 Extended Festival Fringe

This  ever popular Festival Fringe Art Market was hosted by the Electric Picture House. There were Art Stalls in Cross Street and Mill Street, a specially curated exhibition in the gallery, a pop up shop, music, and open studios.

 

 

 

 

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 The Green Scene

Congleton had a very thriving green scene with very active Sustainability Group, Food4free group, Allotment Association, Cycling Campaign and Cycling Club. We have 9 schools with Green Flags in Congleton & District Eco cluster. We are also winners of Gold Status in Britain in Bloom

Our beautiful park and local beauty spot Astbury Mere also fly the green flag.

Learn about the new home for Congleton Apple Juice and the Congleton Community Co-op.

 

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Local film maker, Paul Millican, made a video of our Festival in 2012. 

 

 

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Paul is now a professional video maker so we were very glad to have had him on board, back then when he worked with us as a volunteer .

 

Watch the day as it unfolded here:

 

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For information on the Festival and other future events contact us on 01260 270908 or

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