Food festival provides a real taste of Norfolk at Holkham Hall

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Flagship foodie event, The North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival 2014 is set to bring a taste of local cuisine to around 10,000 visitors at Holkham Hall later this month.

Regarded as one of the region’s premier local produce events, the festival takes place on August 30-31 to kick off the county-wide Norfolk Food and Drink Festival 2014 in September and October.

Now in its fifth year, organisers have signed up over 60 stall holders to gather for the two-day food and drink celebration, selling a range of produce including real ales, fresh meat and poultry, North Norfolk seafood, vegetables, local honey and saffron, cakes, pies, puddings, tarts and much more.

Following its successful introduction in 2012, the festival will continue to offer a food-court area providing everyone with outstanding local food and drink. The seven concessions will include Arthur Howell’s hog roast, sausages by award winning Fruit Pig Co. and ale by Jo C’s brewery.

Children’s activities include face painting, cooking up “boggle food” with BeWilderwood on stage plus a chance to explore Holkham’s Woodland Play Area.

All weekend, the hugely popular Cookery Theatre will see demonstrations from this year’s wonderfully eclectic line-up. Led as usual by Norfolk farmhouse food guru Mary Kemp, this year’s theatre will inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.

For the fourth year running ,the organisers are delighted to announce that Kettle Foods, producer of KETTLE Chips, is pleased to be the headline sponsor of the North Norfolk Food & Drink Festival. Chairman, Chris Coubrough of The Flying Kiwi Inns, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership again with this nationally recognised and respected local company.”

In addition, Kettle Foods is once again offering a business mentoring prize of £1,000 to one of the attending stall holders.

Dominic Lowe, Kettle Foods managing director, said: “The reason we enjoy the North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival so much is that it exists to support businesses very similar to how Kettle Foods was 25 years ago – small, entrepreneurial, trying something really different but passionate about the quality of the food they make.

“As such the Festival is a reminder of our roots and we are very proud to sponsor this event and recognise another up and coming business through our mentoring scheme.”

Gates open at 10am and close at 5pm each day, and entry to the festival is free. Find out more at