Dartmouth Food Festival returns with a mouth-watering line up.

Dartmouth Food Festival

Dartmouth Food Festival - Credit: Archant

Dartmouth Festival returns this October with a mix of delicious regional food and drink, chef demonstrations, workshops, debates and fun for all the family.

Dartmouth Food Fesetival

Dartmouth Food Fesetival - Credit: Archant

Set in the beautiful estuary town of Dartmouth in the South Hams, this year’s non- profit event will take place from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October.

Mitch Tonks, celebrated chef and festival advocate calls the three day event “a celebration of fresh and exciting produce we have available to us locally.”

Mitch will be hosting cooking demonstrations at this year’s festival, along with a host of other exciting names in the food world and local food heroes. Simon Hulstone, Darrin Hosegrove and Nick Evans from Rick Stein’s St Petroc’s Bistro will be sharing their skills, whilst wine seminars will be led by expert Susy Atkins.

The popular ‘Eat Your Words’ event is back this year and will take place in The Flavel Church. The event provides a forum of informative and fun talks on food and drink, with highly regarded chefs, writers, producers and critics leading the discussions. Confirmed sessions include ‘Mouth-watering TV with David Pritchard’, ‘Advice for Aspiring Food Writers’ featuring Orlando Murrin, founding editor of BBC Good Food magazine and author and journalist Rosemary Barron, and ‘How Green is Your Business?’ with The One Show and The Guardian’s Lucy Siegle and award-winning chef Tim Bouget. ‘Fishing into the Future’ will feature award-winning restaurateur Mitch Tonks and Alan Bennett, chairman of ‘Fishing into the Future’.

New for this year, the Embankment, Quay and Royal Avenue Gardens venue will be open until 8pm on the Friday so visitors can enjoy the stalls while soaking up the festival atmosphere. The Festival Bar will also be open until 8pm on both Friday and Saturday.

The Flavel Arts Cetre will once again be the venue for events including the Festival Feast and an amazing Saturday lunch, created by Jane Baxter. The festival’s children’s marquee will be offering activities such as biscuit decoration, apple bobbing and a flag decorating competition.

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Entry to the festival is free, with charges for some events.

For more details, visit www.dartmouthfoodfestival.com

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