Rugby Food and Drink Festival - coming soon!

Pick up some tips at Rugby Food and Drink Festival. NNL-160609-093220001
Pick up some tips at Rugby Food and Drink Festival. NNL-160609-093220001

The countdown is under way to this year’s Rugby Food and Drink Festival which kicks off later this month with a range of treats on offer.

The farmers’ market kicks off proceedings on Thursday, September 29, in the Market Place between 10am and 4pm.

This will offer a range of local produce including cakes, cheeses, meats, fish, breads and more.

The food fayre then takes place on Saturday, October 1, in the gardens of St Andrew’s Church.

This is a hugely popular event which offers all sorts of opportunities to discover a variety of food and drink from around the area.

Much of the food will be freshly cooked and there will also be the draw of the pop-up demonstration kitchen.

This will host a variety of demonstrations and always proves a great place to pick up some tips, talk directly with the chefs and also try some of the food they produce.

There will also be a kids’ kitchen where the younger generation can decorate cup-cakes, make pasta jewellery, try their hand at vegetable printing, ride the juice bike or have their face painted.

There will also be a chef on stilts and balloon modeller.

The other element of the festival is the Rugby Real Ale Trail which runs from the Thursday, September 29 until Sunday, October 2.

The festival is backed by Rugby First and Rugby Borough Council.

Managing director of Rugby First Aftab Gaffar said: “The Food and Drink Festival is always one of the most popular events that we host in the town centre and I am delighted that once again the food fayre has sold out.

“It is great to see so many local businesses involved and just goes to show how lucky we are in Rugby to have so many great food and drink offers on our doorstep.”