ThIS YEAR THE hampshire food festival GOES BIG!

Come and join in the fun of the Hampshire Food Festival! The award-winning Hampshire Food Festival is already one of the most ambitious food festivals in the country in terms of scale and reach, but in 2023 the Hampshire Food Festival is going even BIGGER!

 Organised by Hampshire Fare, the Festival encompasses a delicious programme of events running across the region: including chef demos, menus, markets, tours, tastings, workshops and much more.

Tracy Nash, Commercial Manager, Hampshire Fare, says: “This summer we are out to celebrate local and Hampshire in a BIG way through the Hampshire Food Festival! We realise there is a growing interest in discovering, buying and tasting local produce. More and more people are also holidaying at home with food and drink central to their holiday experience. In addition, many of us are making greener lifestyle choices, and buying local is usually the greenest option, benefiting our environment in addition to supporting our local independent businesses. The Hampshire Food Festival gives these artisan businesses the opportunity to showcase their produce to a wider audience.”

In response, the 21st Hampshire Food Festival has been given a makeover. It will now run throughout the summer across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Festival is also going LIVE with a trio of special Festival dates. The first of these is an exclusive invitation-only VIP launch at Quob Park for Hampshire Fare friends and supporters. The second is Celebrate Hampshire – a new event taking over Festival Place (1st-2nd July) including chef demos focusing on simple local hacks, tips on budget batch cooking and tempting treats such as Test trout tacos! The third event is a food market in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral (9th July) with a focus on community and the environment, including a zero waste special.

Otherwise, Hampshire Food Festival’s inspiring events’ programme continues to grow. Visit Hampshire Fare’s events pages (link HERE) will be continually updated with Food Festival experiences such as BBQ cooking, boutique cheese fests, vineyard picnics, ale and music evenings, make your own gin workshops, kitchen skills, special menus and much more!