Monday, 27 August 2012

Hertford Food and Drink Festival

First Hertford Food and Drink Festival to be held in October
Local businesses, the Town Council and other local organisations are busy planning the first Hertford Food and Drink Festival to be held in the town during the week ending the 14th October. A wide range of activities are being arranged to appeal to all tastes, pockets and age groups.
The Festival programme includes a special market in the Bircherley Green Shopping Centre on Saturday 13th October which will complement the regular Farmers and Saturday markets. Cookery demonstrations are planned in the town centre on both Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October.
Courtyards Arts will be holding an exhibition in the Hertford Theatre around a Food theme from the 25th September and there will be an exhibition of Recipes at the Hertford Library on loan from Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies during the Festival week.
Hertford Museum will be running a fun event on a gastronomic theme on Saturday 13thOctober.  Visitors will be able to taste food from the Roman period, sample Wartime delicacies, get a taste of  the Tudors and take part in fun food and drink trails!  The trails will be available all day. This event is being supported by Waitrose
A town centre Food Trail competition, also sponsored by Waitrose, will be held. Entrants will be asked to identify the fruits, vegetables and exotic products pictured on posters displayed in food outlets and shops throughout the town. 
Hertford brewer McMullens will be running a couple of tours of their Brewery in Old Cross during the Festival and wine tastings are planned by local businesses.
Individual businesses will be offering their own Festival Meal Deals, menus and in store promotions.
“The Festival will showcase the strong Food and Drink on offer in Hertford. I am pleased that the town centre businesses, especially the independents and local organisations are working together to attract more people into the town centre during the Festival. I am sure many will return once they have tasted what Hertford has to offer.” said Cllr Isabel Sigmac, Chair of the Development and Leisure Committee of Hertford Town Council.
Further information on the Festival will be posted on the website.
by Melvin Caton

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