The 20th hampshire food festival: SEE YOU in 2022!
Sorry, folks. We know many of you have been looking forward to this year's Hampshire Food Festival. We were, too. Nowhere else in the country has a food festival as ambitious as ours in terms of scale and experiences: it is a great razzmatzz of a celebration of local food and drink.
However, the lead-in time required to help organise and promote so many events countywide has made it increasingly difficult to go ahead. Neither did we want a virtual Food Festival. How can a computer screen capture an experience bound up with all the senses and the landscape? Think of the enticing waft of barbecue, a slurp of hoppy craft beer, a chunk of earthy or nutty cheese matched with crunchy chutney, the fragrance of orchard, the sun on your back in a vineyard (a glass of fizz in your hand), the market stall banter...
Food and drink is one of life's pleasures. It's all about tasting, socialising and relaxing in a carnival atmosphere. Let's do it properly. Next year.
Don't be disappointed. You can still enjoy a food and drink experience. Hampshire Fare is participating at many events, such as Lymington Seafood Festival and Wallop Wheels & Wings (both in July) and Park Proms at Broadlands in August. Plus, our members are going ahead with vineyard tours, gin tastings, Shakespeare in the (beer) garden and much more. Please check our Events page for more information HERE.
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Looking ahead: Calling all local independent food producers, retailers and hospitality venues. If you want to get involved in next year's Hampshire Food Festival, email Faye at firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to be a member of Hampshire Fare to participate in the Festival - the food and drink community welcomes you!