Great British Food Festival coming to Kelmarsh for the first time

The Great British Food Festival takes place at Kelmarsh Hall in July
The Great British Food Festival takes place at Kelmarsh Hall in July

Food lovers are being invited to Kelmarsh Hall in July when the estate hosts the Great British Food Festival for the first time.

The event takes place over the weekend of July 23 and 24.

The line-up includes more than 80 British producers and street food vendors, celebrity chef demos, talks, kids cookery lessons, great live music, a ‘Cake Off’ competition and ‘Men v Food’ challenges.

The Chef Demo stage hosts a headline name each day, with Miranda Gore Browne taking the lead on Saturday and Luis Troyano (both Great British Bake Off) on Sunday.

They will each take centre stage at midday and 3pm on their respective days. Alongside the celeb chefs, some of the best regional talent will be showcasing their skills.

On top of cooking up treats on the demo stage, Luis and Miranda will be judging the popular Great British Cake Off, where amateur bakers compete head to head in two baking categories (see www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com for details and to enter).

Luis said: “I love doing the demos and the cake off, its great to try all the cakes the public bring in, always great fun and people love getting involved.”

There will be entertainment for all the family throughout the bank holiday weekend, including kid’s cookery lessons, free circus skills, Free kids crafts as well as some children’s rides.

There will also be live music throughout the day with a play list packed full of Harborough-area bands and artists.