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    Althorp Food and Drink Festival, Althorpe House, Northampton NN74HE
    Taking place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May 2019, the Althorp Food and Drink Festival is a weekend that promises something for everyone to taste, see and experience, from veteran food lovers to kids both big and small. Cookery demonstrations, tastings, masterclasses and talks from various Celebrity Chefs; Jean-Christophe Novelli and Ken Hom OBE, alongside a hive of activities to keep both children and adults entertained, ensuring a perfect weekend for both family and friends. Above all else, the Althorp Food and Drink Festival will provide an opportunity to become better acquainted with the thriving and increasingly renowned local food and drink industry.
    11th -12th May
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    Cromer Crab Festival, Evington Lawns, Cromer
    Our crab and lobster festival is a lively weekend celebration of two fine North Norfolk coastal towns, Cromer & Sheringham. Historically great rivals, but now joining together as two of Norfolk's premier seaside destinations. The festival is dedicated to promoting our local seafaring heritage and active fishing community. The fun starts on Friday night with a traditional seaside variety concert at the Famous Pier Pavilion Theatre in Cromer and continues over the weekend on Evington Lawns in Cromer. The festival celebrates local restaurants, chefs, crafts, chutney’s, jams, cakes, charcuterie and so much more. Come and experience all that the Norfolk Norfolk Coast has to offer.
    18th - 19th May
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    Beccles Food Festival, Beccles Town Centre, Suffolk
    Celebrating it’s 5th year, the popular Beccles Food and Drink Festival is returning in 2019 to tantalise the taste buds. The free event, set for Saturday 25th May, will showcase over 70 food and drink stalls, many of them local artisan producers, as well as those from further afield in East Anglia. As well as many stalls which have supported the event from the start, new traders to feature include those making artisan Scotch eggs, Greek Cypriot skewers, Suffolk gin and vodka, and bacon relish, mayonnaise and mustard. Based in the centre of the vibrant market town around New Market, Sheepgate, in St Michael’s Church and the Public Hall, the Festival runs from 10 am till 4 pm and will include cookery demonstrations and talks, street food, music and children’s entertainment. A free Park & Ride shuttle service will run throughout the event from Beccles Quay, where additional parking will be available. Building on the successful formula of previous years, some new and exciting features, including Fringe events at some food and drink venues in the local area from the 18th May to the 2nd June, are planned.
    25th May - 10am to 4pm
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    Whitsun Fayre, outside The Angel Inn, Bury St Edmunds IP331UZ
    Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre is a gardener’s utopia. For two days on the last bank holiday weekend in May the town centre is transformed into a sea of colour with plant, flower and home produce stalls, and the popular urban beach.
    26th - 27th May - 10am to 4pm
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    The Suffolk Show (in the Food Hall), Ipswich. IP38UH
    The Suffolk Show is organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association and is part of their 187 year history. The show is the largest two-day visitor experience in the county. It was previously staged at different venues around Suffolk, until in 1960 when it moved to its permanent site in Ipswich, where it still is today. The Suffolk Show is a unique celebration of everything that makes the county great and showcases the best of Suffolk’s food, farming and agricultural heritage.
    29th to 30th May - 8am to 6pm
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    Market Harborough Carnival, Symingtons Recreation Ground LE167DS
    Carnival Parade Starts at 10.45am (note earlier time from previous years). The Parade starts from Burnmill Road and takes its usual route - taking in High Street, Coventry Road, Welland Park Road and St Mary’s Road before arriving at Symington’s Recreation Ground at around noon. Showground - Symington’s Rec, off St Mary’s Road, will be packed with stalls, entertainment, street food and drink until 9pm. Cost: £2 per adult, £1 per child or £5 for a family ticket.
    8th of June
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    The Taste of Sudbury CO102EA
    In 2019 we aim to have over sixty stalls filling Market Hill and St Peter’s Church with a wonderful selection of top quality food and drink. On the main stage we will be welcoming a range of Suffolk’s very best chefs and bakers, inside St Peter’s Church you can watch cooking demos going on throughout the day and we hope to see the return of our fabulous Fringe Tent where talks will be held on a range of subjects.
    9th of June -10am to 6pm
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    Etheldreda Food and Craft Fair, Palace Green, Ely
    The annual Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair takes place on Palace Green, surrounded by the splendour of Ely Cathedral and The Old Palace - two of Ely's magnificent historic buildings. An entertaining day for the whole family, the fair includes a selection of over 40 tempting stalls featuring crafts, local foods, jewellery, plants, gifts and summer produce. In keeping with the tradition of this well established country fair, visitors will have the opportunity try their luck on the tombola and test their aim on the coconut shy as well as enjoying a Pimm's and strawberries and cream on the lawns in front of the Cathedral. This along with Strawberries and Cream, Champagne and Pimms all add to a great day out in Ely. All profits from the fair go to the Ely Cathedral Choir Tour Fund.
    1st of June - 10am to 6pm
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    Oundle Food Festival
    The Oundle Food Festival street market remains one of the most popular dates in regional foodies’ diaries, when over 75 of the region’s finest independent food and drink producers as well as makers of kitchenware gather in the town's Market Place and New Street. They are all passionate about what they do, and the market provides a chance to understand and sample or try out their products
    22nd of June - 9am to 4pm
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    Blackwater Country Show
    The Show is organised by a dedicated team who work throughout the year developing ideas and managing and co-ordinating the various areas of the show. The show promotes the countryside and countryside pursuits and is an exciting, learning and interactive experience for everyone. Many areas of the Show are about The Great Outdoors, taking part, getting active and having fun! Be inspired by the wealth of activities, demonstrations and attractions that we have on the day.
    23rd of June 10am to 5pm
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    Grove Cottage - Festival of Flavour
    The third Grove Cottage Food and Drink Festival will take place on Sunday 7 July at Sworders Field, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2AY, from 11am – 4pm and will feature numerous food and drink stalls, live music, an inflatable bar and chill out area to enjoy the food and much more! Entry will be charged (on the door) at £5 per adult and will be free for children, with all proceeds to Grove Cottage. For further details, including stallholder information, please contact [email protected]
    7th of July - 11am to 4pm
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    Holkham Country Show
    This year, north Norfolk’s hugely popular biennial weekend Country Fair will be returning to Holkham park, celebrating all thing good and great about the countryside - land, sea, and sky. Expect high octane entertainment in the Grand Ring, hundreds of trade stands to impress even the most dedicated shopper, a Food Village filled with tasty treats, a Cookery Demonstration Theatre showcasing local Norfolk talents and showground events to take part in or simply watch and get inspired. It is going to be a jam-packed weekend. This year’s Grand Ring boasts an impressive line-up including two new displays taking to the centre stage; Atkinson Action Horses and Aerobatics from Steve Carver. The event will also see the return of the Household Cavalry Musical Ride as well as CJ’s Bird of Prey, the Mounted Games of Great Britain and Allcomers’ Dog Racing.
    20th - 21st July
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    West Dean Chilli Fiesta
    Join the party at the UK's biggest chilli festival. Dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods 'til your tongue sizzles. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere and camp onsite with great facilities.
    10th - 11th August
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    Smoke & Fire Festival - Maldon Essex
    17th - 18th of August
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    Bury St Edmunds Food Festival
    Foodies will love the two day Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival held on August Bank Holiday weekend. With an annual line-up of cooking demonstrations from top celebrity chefs, the chance to taste and purchase food and drink from over 100 stalls and a popular farmer’s market, this is a foodie’s heaven. There’s also lots to keep the children occupied with the ever popular man-made beach, fairground rides, street entertainment, and a mini farm. This year two of the nation’s favourite celebrity chefs will appear at the festival. Nick Nairn who’s been a familiar face on our TV screens for nearly 25 years and Dean Edwards who became a household name cooking on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’ will both be making their first appearances at the free two day event over August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday. They will each make three appearances in the Stoves Cookery Theatre, which will also showcase dishes from some of Bury’s favourite restaurants. Turning up the heat in the kitchen on Sunday August 25 is Nick Nairn, a champion of Scottish cuisine as a chef, cookery school owner and food campaigner. His TV credits include: ‘Ready Steady Cook’; ‘Wild Harvest’; ‘Great British Menu’ and ‘Saturday Kitchen’ as well as many more. His first restaurant saw him become Scotland’s youngest Michelin-starred chef in 1991.
    25th and 26th of August - 10am to 5pm
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    Newmarket Food & Drink Festival
    The Home of Horseracing turns into a foodie haven for the weekend as the Newmarket Food & Drink Festival returns to the town for the fourth year running on the 15th & 16th September. Back and better than ever, this year’s Food & Drink Festival is full of fun, entertainment and of course This FREE event is offering over 30 stalls of locally-grown produce or street food from various exhibitors from across East Anglia alongside a variety of bars with prosecco, cocktails or beers on offer to all. Enjoy your food or a drink whilst listening to live local music acts on the Corkers Stage in the beautiful Palace Gardens.
    14th - 15th of September
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    Gransden Show 2019
    he 2019 Gransden Show will be held on Saturday 28th September at the Show Field, Caxton Road, Great Gransden, Cambs. Open to the public from 9:00am Admission: Adults £10 11-18 Year Olds £5 Accompanied Children under 11 Free Car Parking Free
    28th of September - 9am to 5pm
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    Challock Chilli and Craft Festival
    For those who like their food (just a little) on the spicy side, Victoriana Nursery Gardens brings you a weekend to indulge. With over 150 varieties of chillies available to taste, all freshly picked and grown on site - this is an event that will appeal to anyone with an interest in botany, chillies, and every intersection of the two.
    5th - 6th of October
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    Wherstead Park Christmas Show
    From festive decorations, designer accessories and home décor, to children’s clothing and toys, luxury gifts and delicious locally produced food and drink, the Wherstead Park Christmas Show is the perfect destination to pick up those unique Christmas gifts. Entry is £3 per adult, with children going free and ample free parking on site. We will also be donating a proportion of entry fees to Children In Need, as well as collecting donations on the door.
    9th - 10th pf November - 10am to 4pm
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    Ely Cathedral Chrismas Gift & Food Fair
    Now in its eighth year, this popular event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia's exceptional Christmas shopping experiences. Over 120 bespoke trade stalls are located in the Cathedral's magnificent nave, its famous Lady Chapel and a heated marquee in the beautiful Cathedral grounds. This high profile event, inside one of Cambridgeshire's most iconic venues, makes Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair a perfect day out.
    14th - 16th November
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