It’s time for the first of two Broadstairs Food Festivals and although the organisers cannot control the weather they do promise an eclectic array of local and regional delicacies.
Each year the boutique festival brings together almost 100 of the region’s best artisan food and drink producers, topped off with a ladleful of great live music and entertainment.
The ‘foodie’s paradise’ is based at Victoria Gardens and the adjacent bandstand café will have a programme of afternoon music and additional seating.
Taking place on Victoria Gardens from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th April, gates open at 10am closing at 6pm on Friday and Saturday, 5pm Sunday. Entry is free with ‘Pop a Pound’ buckets for people to donate if they wish.
Holiday fun for all the family will be available in the Kitchen Theatre marquee. Children can create their own batch of spring rolls to take away (for ages 5 and above)
Prebook £6, Friday 7th Saturday 8th only
Easter wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate. There will be an opportunity to be creative with confectionery, making a box of filled chocolates at a workshop to enjoy with family and friends
Prebook advised £6, Friday 7th Saturday 8th only
Leading exponent and devotee of pressure cookers, Cath Phipps joins the festival to show how people can cut cooking time by 70% .
Prebook advised Friday 7th Saturday 8th only
On Sunday, it will be playtime for the younger ones with a chance to colour and make Easter Crowns. The kitchen marque will transform into an ArtHouse, (supported by Miles and Barr) with the a chance to colour and make Easter Crowns.
No booking required. Sunday 9th only
Event director Jo Scott said: “As a not-for-profit company, we are always looking to be creative with raising extra funds. Our PopAPound buckets give visitors to support us as does us Online Draw.”
Prizes include a stay at the Royal Albion Hotel, Broadstairs; stainless steel kitchenware from Flint and Flame and Bubbles and Oysters in Kebbells
Live music, entertainment and regional food and drink will all be on offer at the Broadstairs Spring Festival.
For the health and safety, only Assistance Dogs may enter the area.
For more information go to: www.broadstairsfoodfestival.org.uk