Details of this coming year’s activities will be added to this page as soon as they are finalised – so watch this space for exciting things to do and see at the 8th Congleton Food and Drink Festival!



Last year’s Festival took place on Sunday June 14th 2015.


Here is an idea of what happened on the day.


Omelette Challenge



Firstly we invited all up and coming ‘Omeletteers’ to take up the challenge and try to beat our reining champion!


SONY DSCCelebrity Auctioneer Adam Partridge was be pitched against our local chefs and Olympic Medalists, Ann and Robbie Brightwell and many other budding omeletteers in our popular omelette challenge.


Adam was warmly welcomed as patron of Ruby’s Fund, the special local charity supported this year by Congleton Food and Drink Festival.


It all kicked off at 11.30 on the word GO from our professional foodie compere, Martin Webster, competing omeletteers cracked the eggs into the bowl, whisked them into the pan to create the perfect omelette. It had to have the look and consistency of a traditional omelette as well as being cooked in the fastest time.


Adam Partridge was the first to take up the challenge, followed off the blocks by our Olympic Gold medallist Ann Brightwell and hot on her heels, Silver medallist Robbie Brightwell.


Their timings were recorded and displayed so setting the scene for our local professional chefs to demonstrate their prowess in the culinary arts. It was then the chance for all the wannabe omeletteers to take up the challenge of the defending champion to win the trophy.



Children’s Tasty Traveller Passport


A fun activity for children on Festival Day

The Tasty Traveller Passports were back by popular demand, sending kids on a journey of new and unusual flavours from around the

world. Passports were issued on the day at one of the three Festival Information Points, and participating stalls stamped them in exchange for sampling their wares. Completed passports were exchanged for a lucky dip prize.

Stall Holder Signs

In addition to the passports we had an extra activity – to find the pictures of food or drink on our passport stalls. The names of which made up a popular website. Can you guess which one?




Street Entertainment


The SteamHead band performed a sizzling variety of music that hums with enthusiastic energy. With a line up of clarinet, saxophone, banjo, tuba, percussion and vocals, SteamHead bursts headstrong into a fusion of Jazz, Latin, Folk, Calypso and more, interpreted in their own original style. They loved to play, entertain and interact with their audience with flexibility and theatrical freedom.


What people have said about SteamHead :

“…… they are so hot, I immediately turned into an eclectic fan ……”

“…… they have a fantastic musical ear and share it so well ……”


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 ‘On Yer Bike’


The Community Garden was busy with all things to do with cycling.

cycle sign for website small


There was a place to park your bike , a Bike Doctor, bike marking, information on cycle routes plus a music system for everyone to put their energy

into as well as the pedalling picnic event with cycling groups coming from around the area and finishing up at the Garden for the picnic. Any cyclists are welcomed not just members of cycling clubs.