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Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival

At Queens Park, Chesterfield
From Fri 7th August 2020 To Sun 9th August 2020

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Queens Park, Chesterfield
8 Boythorpe Rd
S40 2ND

Organiser Contact Details
Contact Name: Edge Events
Web Site: www.edgeeventsfestivals.co.uk

Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival is back for another year to celebrate all that is great about local produce and live music, with a few surprises along the way.

This year’s festival is set to be even bigger and better with a huge range of delicious hot and cold food that you can sample whilst washing it down with a locally crafted beer, artisan gin or even a Prosecco.

Co-organiser Laura Ashby states "Last year’s festival had fantastic support with over 16,000 people attending over the weekend.

The new addition of the demo kitchen stage went down a storm with local chefs coming together to share their creations and we loved having celebrity chef Lesley Waters demonstrate how to create some fantastic and tasty dishes on the Sunday.

We aim to keep growing this event by offering more and more choice of traders as well as activities to entertain every age group and to top it off it’s all free entry to everyone".

The festival will start at 7pm on Friday 7th August with our launch party which will take place at the festival village where you will find bars and a choice of hot food to eat whilst the best in local live music will kick off the weekend in style on the festival village stage.

On the Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August, alongside the delicious food and drink, you will find lots to do for the whole family including Children’s activities, Face painting, Party Playbus, as well as dance demonstrations, social dancing and live entertainment.

On the festival village stage you will find a huge range of live music from original artists to cover bands playing all of your favourite songs whilst you sip a cold artisan drink in the summer sun. The live music will continue into the evenings for that real party atmosphere so don’t forget your dancing shoes!

This year’s Demo Kitchen will be a platform for local chefs to showcase their skills and demonstrate interesting ways to cook meals in front of an audience as well as incorporating new ways to recycle and reduce waste your kitchen at home.

The kitchen will be situated in the main and busiest part of the festival grounds where there will be a constant flow of footfall as well as the public sitting on the grass and a seating area in front of the demo space.

Not only will the local chefs be promoting their own restaurants but local food traders will be getting involved by providing ingredients for the demonstrations. Co-organiser Richard Alsop states, "

As a company, we are passionate about creating sustainable events with the environment in mind through every step of the planning process.

As a new development for 2020, we have been working with sustainability consultants to put effective protocols and policies in place to promote better waste management, energy consumption and recycling strategies to create greener festivals and reduce our overall carbon footprint."

Ashgate Hospice will be our chosen charity and they will be on site to be able to chat to anyone who wants to hear about the great work that they do.

The team will also be raising money over the weekend for anyone who is interested in signing up to their lottery or making a donation.

We hope to see you down at Queens park for another great weekend!