02 Aug Northamptonshire’s Good Food and Drink Festival returns to Kettering this September
Following the success of the 2019 inaugural Northamptonshire’s Good Food and Drink Festival, the date for this year’s festival has been announced for this September.
The successful festival, sponsored by Kettering based Wilson Browne Solicitors, takes place on Sunday 19th September 2021 and will be bringing together local food producers once again offering a variety of produce and delicacies as well as providing them with an opportunity to display their passion for food and drink.
Over 40 exhibitors and 800 food enthusiasts attended the 2019 event and the expectations are for this to rise this year following the success of the 2019 event. The fun filled day, which also included a wide range of entertainment for all the family to enjoy, is free to attend and gives food and drink lovers a chance to sample and purchase local produce made in Northamptonshire as well as the surrounding area whilst relaxing in the summer sunshine and beautiful gardens of the award winning Kettering Park Hotel & Spa.
Also present on the day were the Daniel Thwaites shire horses who welcomed the visiting public and they will be returning this year together with several well-known local producers including makers of fine bespoke chutneys and preserves, bread producers, and a local brewery. The event will include, Gluten Free, Dairy free and vegan suppliers.
The festival was the vision of the hotel’s General Manager Andrew Hollett and brought local events management business Polka Dot Events and Kettering Business Network leader Simon Cox together to bring the festival to the hotel and helping to put local food producers on the Northamptonshire map.
Andrew said “I have always wanted to hold a food and drink festival at Kettering Park since becoming involved in the food and drink scene through my own passion for all things local and Northamptonshire especially. The quality and variety of producers is amazing, and many items are used on our menu’s”
Polka Dot Events’ Kerry Bate, event organiser for the festival added “building on the success of last year’s event, visitors and exhibitors can expect another amazing event to being lovers of food together within the area, we are really excited to be working on this event again.
The event has already received support from last year’s event sponsors Wilson Browne Solicitors as well as local website and graphic design agency Poppy Design Studio and Kettering’s community radio station Shire Sounds Radio.