Proudly Norfolk Food & Drink Festival

We have complied a Top Ten of the things you shouldn’t miss:

The Proudly Norfolk Food and Drink Festival takes place this Sunday from 10am, which is also Father’s Day.

The area in and around The Forum will be transformed into a delicious combination of farmers’ market, deli, café, bar and other entertainments areas. There is something for everyone!

Artisan Producers and sumptuous street-food vendors will be on hand to help visitors fill their tummies and their shopping bags with all sorts of mouth-watering goodies, all produced here within the county.

1. Lovewell Blake Street Market
Lovewell Blake are again supporting our wonderful producers – and this year we have 60 of our members creating a Street Market which will line the area alongside City Hall, up bethel street and into the Forum. There will be a fantastic range of Proudly Norfolk food producers: from cheese to chocolate; sausages to cider; oils to jams; mustard to mead; vegetables to wine; there will be tasters!

2. The Proudly Norfolk Cookery Theatre with a Twist
Situated in the atrium in front of the Forum, the impressive cookery theatre kindly supplied by PSE Live, will include demonstrations and panel discussions featuring some of Norfolk’s best-loved chefs and producers, including Richard Bainbridge from Benedicts, Nigel Ramsbottom from Delia’s Canary Catering and Chris Avey from River Green Café. Plus, some special premier guests! 

3. The Adnams Bar
Adnams, who are headline sponsors of Proudly Norfolk Food & Drink, will be transforming the area in between The Forum and St Peter Mancroft into a beautiful open-air bar, where you can relax with a drink and listen to music provided by soprano Zaira or be entertained watching the Red Loft Theatre School performing excerpts from various well-known shows. The sun will be shining!

4. New for 2019 - The Family Market Food Trail
City based solicitors Hatch Brenner are supporting our new Food Trail which will take explorers on a culinary journey from the heart of the festival down through Norwich Market; helping them to discover some of Norfolk’s best kept foodie secrets. Pick up your trail map from the dedicated stall at the top of the market steps. There is a family ticket at Africa Alive or Banham Zoo to be won.

5. Sumptuous Street Food
The choice of street food will be incredible this year, from hog-roasts to curry; Tacos to chorizo; ice-cream to mock cocktails – something for all the family to enjoy. 

6. Live Music
The Broadland Youth Choir, will be performing a moving tribute to our Fallen Fathers at the War Memorial at 13.00 to four-piece band HeadRush, who’ll be providing tunes to rock-out to, there will be plenty of music to please the eardrums of festival visitors.

7. Young People's Area
For the younger ones, there will be food-themed craft activities, including biscuit decorating from Kiddy Cook, games and face painting and the chance to learn about the life of the amazing ‘little bee’. A science area will also be sharing some of the science behind taste and flavour. There will also be traditional games such as Bowling for The Pig all in support of Nelsons Journey.

8. The Sheep Show:
During the day, there will be four opportunities to enjoy the ewe-nique Sheep Show. A blend of fun and education, the show is a chance to learn about sheep, wool and enjoy a possible musical performance.

9. Norfolk County Farms
Norfolk County Farms will be exhibiting and selling produce from local farms and sharing information about the growing and production process.

10. Big Machinery!
We will be joined by Ben Burgess, who are bringing, big and small machinery; and also a large US Fire Engine; be amazed!
We look forward to seeing you there!


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