Win: VIP tickets to Bristol Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival - Credit: Archant

The UK’s largest celebration of food and drink will return to Bristol this summer.

Foodies Festival will visit Bristol Harbourside from July 12-14 and will see visitors flock from the surrounding areas to feast on the vast array of culinary delights for the third consecutive year in the city.

Top chefs, including Michelin-starred Martin Blunos, Rachel Demuth from Demuths, Ronnie Faulkner from Ronnies, Romy Gill from Romy’s Kitchen, Richard Davies from The Manor House Hotel and Chris Staines from The Allium Brasserie will cook their signature dishes live in the Chefs’ Theatre and explain how amateur cooks can prepare the same dishes at home. The theatre will be compered by food writer and Daily Telegraph columnist Xanthe Clay, who will also host food and wine matching demonstrations each day.

Now in its eighth year, Foodies Festival has introduced new elements to its 2013 event.

These include a spectacular Cake and Bake Theatre, incorporating a ‘bake-along’ with members of the audience invited to participate.

This year also sees the introduction of a dedicated Chocolate Theatre to showcase the world of chocolate and confectionary.

A specially-designed BBQ arena will feature hourly BBQ classes and competitions for foodies to get involved in and learn how to get the most from cooking outdoors.

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There is also a Wine Village, bringing together producers and wine regions from across the world and the new market section Homeware Village offers visitors the chance to shop for kitchenware and gadgets.

Food-lovers can also enjoy the new dining and VIP area serving signature dishes from the best local restaurants.

There will be a new bar area with a countryside theme featuring hay bales and focusing on British cider and ale.

The extensive Producers’ Market sells a vast array of artisan produce from the local area and incorporates the Guild of Fine Food award-winning British produce.

Foodies Bristol will be showcasing local producers, but in 2013 the Bristol crowds can again enjoy the huge selection of ready-to-eat hot and cold food from around the world including hog roasts, exotic meats, tapas, churros, burritos, Moroccan tagines, South American prime beef, sausages, pizza, Jamaican and Thai street food.

Relaxation in 2013 comes in the form of a City Beach where families can ‘chill out’ on deckchairs with an ice-cream or an afternoon tea while the children build sandcastles.

Various specialist tea, coffee and fresh juice vendors will also be found around the site for those wanting to stick with tradition.

The entertainment stage features various live music acts performing every day until the later closing time of 8pm.

The event opens at 11am each day.

Tickets are now available from or by calling 08449 951111.

A one-day adult ticket is £12 (£10 concessions), a three-day adult ticket £18 (£15 concessions) and a one-day VIP ticket is £38.

All children aged 12 and under go free when accompanied by an adult.

We have teamed up with event organisers to offer five lucky readers the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets (worth £76), valid on any day of the festival.

Tickets include a free glass of Champagne on arrival, access to the VIP tent throughout the day, a taster meal from one of the pop-up restaurant tents, a goody bag and reserved seating in theatre and masterclass sessions.

To enter answer the question below.

Send your answer on a postcard to: Somerset Life Foodies Festival competition, Archant House, Babbage Road, Totnes, TQ9 5JA.

Alternatively you can enter online here

The winner will be notified after the closing date on June 19.

Prize is non-transferrable, non-refundable and no cash alternative is available.

Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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