MAKE a date for the autumn edition of the Alcester and Forest of Arden Food Festival this Saturday, October 19.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary more than a 100 exhibitors are promised offering the very best in cheeses, pies, artisan breads, cakes, fresh and cured meats and sausages, fruit and vegetables, pickles, oils and preserves.
In addition there will be items for the kitchen, a pig roast, award-winning street food, handmade chocolates, local beers, ciders, wines and spirits.
“Our individual local shops will also be contributing and our pubs and cafes will be open. Come along to taste, browse and buy,” said Alison Brown who helps organise the event.
New for October are Banh Mi Vietnamese street food, Bee Kind Food wraps, Big Rig biltong and beer, Butter Street Bakery, Brownie Heaven, Bubble Waffles, the Farm at Snitterfield, Flint and Flame knives, Horn and Antler, paella by Kits Kitchen, Mad Bags, Seven Mile at the Holly Bush and Tarsier Spirits – a type of south east Asian spirit.
“Alcester really welcomes visitors, we are a ‘festival town’ with something going on nearly all the time, and these are the jewels in our events calendar,” added Alison.
A park and ride system will be in operation, centred, coming from Redditch, on the Mill industrial park at Kings Coughton opposite Alcester Rugby Club.
“Please be aware that with all our lovely goodies you are bound to spend more than you think,” said Alison.
“Many of our exhibitors take cards, but if you need cash on the day there may be long queues.”
For more information visit www.alcesterfoodfestival.org.uk or phone 07707 469649.