Picture special: Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh Hall

Internation flavours on show.
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Internation flavours on show. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

At least 6,000 people got a taste of wonderful food in glorious sunshine at the Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh Hall at the weekend.

Organisers say about 3,000 attended on Saturday and 3,000-plus on Sunday at the hall.

Stalls galore at the Great British Food Festival.
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Stalls galore at the Great British Food Festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Event manager Verity Sharples said: “It was a great success.

“We had beautiful weather the whole weekend, with just a very, very few spots of rain.

“It was slightly too hot if anything!”

She added that it was the festival’s first time at Kelmarsh Hall, but the team was now keen to return in 2017.

Claire Brown of Spainish Hamper.
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Claire Brown of Spainish Hamper. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Chief executive officer at Kelmarsh Lesley Denton said: “It was a really nice festival with a good atmosphere.

“Ooh yes, we’d definitely be delighted to have the festival back next year!”

The festival featured a large mix of local and regional food and drink traders, and a busy schedule of events.

Chef demonstrations were led by Great British Bake Off contestants Miranda Gore Browne and Luis Troyano.

Tasty...Brett Thomas of Narnas during the Great British Festival at Kelmarsh Hall.
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Tasty...Brett Thomas of Narnas during the Great British Festival at Kelmarsh Hall. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Other events included the popular Men v Food challenges, a competitive “Cake Off”, Artisan Talks, Kids’ Cookery Classes and foraging walks.

The food festival pops up at different venues throughout the year.

More information at www.GreatBritishFoodFestival.com.

Are you sitting comfortably...Piper Jelley 5, Corie Amos and Simon Kirle.
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Are you sitting comfortably...Piper Jelley 5, Corie Amos and Simon Kirle. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Miranda Gore Browne takes a close up.
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Miranda Gore Browne takes a close up. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Crowd pleaser during the cake judging.
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Crowd pleaser during the cake judging. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Puppy love...
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Puppy love... PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Dan Wilkinson serves Debbie Mohomed a ostrich burger during the festival.
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Dan Wilkinson serves Debbie Mohomed a ostrich burger during the festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Brew Stream...Naomi Vibrati, Domenico Perrucci and Terry Palamara.
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Brew Stream...Naomi Vibrati, Domenico Perrucci and Terry Palamara. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Sweet tooth....judges, Rosana Olivares, Gabriella Clarke and Miranda Gore Browne cake judging at the food festival.
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Sweet tooth....judges, Rosana Olivares, Gabriella Clarke and Miranda Gore Browne cake judging at the food festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER