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Tuesday 23 August 2016

Families in for a treat at food festival


2 - Nantwich Food Festival food stalls

Organisers, exhibitors and visiting entertainment acts are making final preparations for the most extravagant Family Day yet at this year’s Nantwich Food Festival.

The lip-smacking three-day spectacular begins on Friday 2 September with an amazing programme of events aimed at families, children and local community groups.

A full itinerary of FREE cookery shows and demonstrations will take place in the AGA Food Theatre based in the town centre.

Nantwich will be packed as visitors to the beautiful market town enjoy colourful exhibitor stands, craft stalls, tasting events, interactive displays and street performances.

Jugglers, stilt walkers and clowns will feature in a series of circus workshops during the afternoon, with everyone encouraged to join in the fun.  

Music will fill the air as a range of top acts perform on two stages throughout the day, while buskers will add to the festival atmosphere as they mingle with the crowds.

Due to family illness, celebrity chef Nadiya Hussain was forced to cancel her planned appearance.

However, festival organisers are delighted to announce that CBeebies host Katy Ashworth will now be entertaining families with three fun-packed shows.

Christine Farrall, Festival Chair, said: “It’s a huge shame that Nadiya cannot join us, but everyone is excited that Katy has stepped in to bring her passion and energy to the festival.

“The opening day is all about families, so having a much-loved presenter from children’s TV is a real bonus.

“Everyone has worked tremendously hard once again to deliver a truly outstanding festival package and we cannot wait to get things started.”

The culinary programme also includes a number of talented local chefs who will showcase their skills using the best ingredients from around the county.

Emma Shawcross, from Cheshire Cookery School, will serve up a delicious range of tasty kid-friendly goodies using locally-produced Mornflake Oats.  

Jonathan Berry, from the Combermere Arms, will produce a mouth-watering selection of pub favourites.

And irresistible dairy farm Snugburys will get creative with ice cream in conjunction with South Cheshire College.

The early evening celebrations will kick off with performances by children’s choirs and dance groups in the Cocoa Yard from 6pm.

Entertainment continues around the town until 8pm - including stilt walkers, fire breathers, balloon modellers and contortionists, live music and street food.

This year’s Nantwich Food Festival will take place from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September.

For further information about the festival, visit

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