The Nantwich Food and Drink Festival is held for a long weekend every September. It is usually held on the first weekend in September. The Nantwich Food and Drink Festival is a family friendly festival where you can sample local produce and food from around the world. It was one of the few UK Food festivals to be based entirely in a town centre. And it’s free to enter!
The Nantwich Food And Drink Festival is sponsored by:
And a host of local sponsors that help to run the festival, these can change year on year.
Nantwich is a little market town in Cheshire, about a 20 minute drive from Crewe. It is quite a pretty little town with a wealth of historic buildings showcasing Elizabethan, Victorian and Georgian buildings. The 14th century church, St Mary’s, is considered one of the finest medieval churches in England.
There has been a market in Nantwich since 1720 and this market is still here today. The town also hosts a variety of festivals, not just the Nantwich Food and Drink Festival. There are also music festivals at different times of the year.
With narrow streets and old buildings you can’t help but be charmed by this pretty market town. There are a variety of independent shops and plenty of cafes and pubs too!
The Nantwich Food And Drink Festival
For a long weekend in September, Nantwich comes to life! There are nearly 200 exhibitors at the Festival. With two large marquees where you can find top quality producers from the local area and worldwide. Browse and taste cheeses, meats, sweets, alcohol and more! There are also plenty of street food stalls.
There is also the AGA food theatre, where you can watch live demonstrations. These demonstrations are done by both local talents and celebrity chefs!
If you’re unsure of what to do and where to go, there are plenty of guides around to help out. The festival is run by volunteers, who are happy to help with any query you may have.
At the Nantwich Food And Drink Festival awards are given out to businesses in the local area. These can be voted for at the festival. The awards include:
Best Cafe/Coffee Shop
You can either stay in Nantwich for the Festival, or in one of the other local towns. The bus service from other nearby towns is pretty good (for rural UK standards), although they don’t run too late. There is also a train from Manchester.
If you’re in Cheshire in September, it’s well worth spending a day at the Nantwich Food and Drink Festival. There’s so much good food on offer (plus plenty of samples). Nantwich itself is worth a visit and there’s plenty to do in Cheshire!
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