On Sunday 28th May Fleet Food Festival returns for its fourth year with a mouth watering array of treats on offer.
Running from 10am-5pm, the Festival takes place on the Views in central Fleet and promises to be an action packed day for all the family. New attractions for 2017 include a Wine Discovery Marquee and Afternoon Tea Tent.
A journey of wine discovery
There are three wine discovery sessions available, led by local wine expert Rebecca Dixon from Auriol Wines. Options include a journey through Italy, an exploration of lesser known wine treasures and an in depth examination of Port. Each session is £12 per head and must be booked in advance via the Food Festival website.
An indulgent afternoon tea
In the Indulgent Afternoon tea tent THE HOBO.CO will bring their legendary afternoon tea experience to the Fleet Food Festival. Guests can indulge for a whole hour in the beautiful vintage themed and flower festooned marquee. Visitors will enjoy a selection of dainty sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream and sweet treats. This will be accompanied by a signature sparkling cocktail and a choice of the finest teas from around the world. Tickets are just £20 per person and must be booked in advance on the website.
Pickles, Paella, Pancakes and more
The festival also features all the popular attractions of previous years. This includes the Pint’n’Pimms Tent, Market, Cookery Theatre, live music and children’s activities. Masterclasses in the Cookery Theatre feature Gareth Jones from the Odiham Cake Company and Andrew Ryder, Head Chef & Owner of The Phoenix Inn in Hartley Wintney. Gareth will be demonstrating delicious summer fruit tarts. Andrew will be talking about provenance and seasonality, including cooking delicate Hampshire asparagus. The Market offers a chance to sample delights from 50 of our region’s best producers and makers.
Big Friendly Fun
Buttons Children’s Parties will be running some fantastic Big Friendly Giant themed fun in the children’s craft marquee. Children can decorate their own BFG Dreamcatcher or make their own glittery Dream Jar. They can also choose to create a dinner fit for a giant on a Giant Dinner Plate.
Entrance to this year’s festival is £2 per adult and £1 for age 16 and under. ‘Babies in arms’ are free. Parking is £1 all day in Fleet town centre car parks on Sundays and free in Hart Shopping Centre.
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