The River Cottage Food Fair is a great opportunity to have a look around HQ and enjoy the food delights of the area – why not make a weekend of it and enjoy:
Food Marquee Enjoy informative and entertaining cookery demos from a host of River Cottage experts plus talks from food and wine experts all in the surrounds of a buzzing marquee filled with foodie delights!
Familiar Faces John Wright will be bringing the hedgerows to life with his seasonal foraging tips and rustling up some seasonal cocktails. Gill Meller will be extolling the virtues of using fruit in your repertoire, Steven Lamb will give you his take on curing meat at home and you can learn about wild foods with Tim Maddams.
Master classes The fair will be more hands on and food focused this year so there will be a chance to join John Wright on mini forays, get wine tasting and choose from a selection of cooking masterclasses
(Big?) kid’s activities Enjoy falconry displays, hula-hooping, hands-on crafts, cookery classes, country games, get face-painted or roll around in a zorb.
Booze New this year you can sample drinks made in the UK, including a selection of English wines as we celebrate National English Wine Week. And don’t miss out on new River Cottage beers.
Music Join the party! On Saturday night hoedown collective ‘Cut a Shine’ will be playing and on Sunday night ‘Papa Le Gal’ so you can get on down for a bit of a boogie.
Rural crafts/Farmers market Meet some of our favourite local suppliers, try some delicious samples and pick up some tasty tips and treats to take home. Watch them at work, be it grain milling, knife carving, hurdle making or wool spinning.
Gardening Advice Ensure a bumper harvest with advice from the River Cottage Garden team and buy some heritage plants from the market.
Book Signings Get your favourite books signed or pick up Hugh’s latest book.
Explore behind the scenes at River Cottage HQ Walk around the farm, meet the animals, wander the gardens and see the farmhouse where the filming takes place.
To purchase tickets: