Tonbridge Food and Drink Festival 2017

Fire up your taste buds for this year's fabulous Tonbridge Food and Drink Festival

Situated in the town’s beautiful castle grounds close to the banks of the picturesque River Medway. The event will be open from 11am to 6pm on both days.

Try, taste and buy from more than 50 stallholders selling a delicious range of food and drink produced in and around Kent and from across the globe. Discover delicious cheeses, breads, cakes, sweet treats such as fudge and marshmallow; locally roasted coffee and specialist teas as well as other food related stalls.

This year’s foodie spectacular is being organised by the team behind Tonbridge Farmers Market, proud winners of the prestigious 2017 Taste of Kent Award for being Kent Farmers’ Market of the Year.

We’ve got lots of fun activities planned to entertain the whole family including an exciting programme of cooking demonstrations from popular local chefs, food producers and local food writers.

The best of Kent’s Young Chefs will also be showing off their skills and inspiring you with new dishes to make at home with produce bought at the Festival.

And for the youngsters there are some great events based around the Children’s Stage, where they’ll be able to try their hand at drawing on the Painting Wall, while the bravest can take part in the Disgusting Food Challenge!

With over 60 local brews, the Beer & Cider Festival will be popular with adults looking for some great tasting drinks produced in Tonbridge itself and across the Weald of Kent and beyond.

Rest and relax in the popular Street Food Café and perhaps try a taster menu from one of the stalls selling delicious home-made hot food including English, European, Asian and New World speciality made with quality produce.

We look forward to seeing you in May for a fun-packed, tasty foodie weekend!

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This year's event

Tonbridge Food and Drink Festival
27th & 28th May 2017
The second Tonbridge Food and Drink Festival will be held in the historic Tonbridge Castle bailey.
It will run from 11am to 6pm both days.

Last years festival, which is run by the Tonbridge Town Team, attracted 7500 visitors & had just over 50 producers.
This year the team that runs the award winning Tonbridge Farmers Market is organising the event. They expect to increase visitor numbers and producers.

At this years festival*
Main Stage
Cooking Demos and Talks
Kent Young Chefs
Disgusting Food Challenge

Children's Stage and entertainment area
(also of interest to the big children)
Kent Young Chefs
Cooking/Science Demos
Painting Wall
Food Art
Music Making with Vegetables
Jam Darts
Judging of School Cake Making competition

Food Enterprise Zone
Helping people who want to start a food business get started. Also open to schools & Young Enterprise Companies. A public and professional judged competition to find a winner.

PinK Pavilion
Local food promoted by Produced in Kent.

Beer and Cider Festival
30+ local ciders & 25+ local beers.

Street Food Area
All our producers will make what they serve. There will be a cap of £4.00 on every meal to create a taster menu with smaller portions.

Charities supported
We will be supporting two food related charities. One will be local and one will be national.

If you are interested, pitch prices from £220. £160 for Produced in Kent & Kent Farmers Market Association Members.
Table top in a market stall 1.5M x 1M. Very limited numbers. - £140
Advertising in program from £50.
Sponsorship packs from £250.

Please contact Steve Wood for booking forms

*This program may change as we get nearer the event.