IF you are a Foodie and love great Food & Drink, then the Tamworth Food Gusto Festival on the 8th and 9th of September is the place to be!
Food Gusto have lined up over 70 of the region’s best Food & Drink producers all hand-picked to set your taste buds on fire. All producers are passionate about what they do and creating exciting products made with care and provenance.
The two-day event returns to Tamworth Castle Grounds, with gates open 10:30am-5pm both days. Entry costs £2 with children under 10 free. Tantalising treats on offer include hog roast, bison and venison burgers, wood-fired pizza baked before your eyes, plus traditional Indian, Caribbean, Thai, Indonesian, Mexican, Indian, vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as good old English favourites.
Cheese lovers can sample a wide range of flavours such as oak-smoked, cheddar with Port Wine, chilli, garlic and for the brave, fiery dragon. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s handmade chocolates and fudge.
All these can be washed down with locally-brewed beer, real ale, cocktails, English wines, organic wines, prosecco or barista coffees.
International professional chef Simon Smith will be running the demonstration area. You will be able to get up close and enjoy the live cooking demonstrations from the show kitchen. On Saturday Mat Gothard will demonstrate his butchery skills by holding two butchery demonstrations: How to make sausages and How to cut and prepare a side of beef.
In addition to the sight, smell and taste of fine food there will be a full live music line up – easy listening with a glass of wine or beer! On Saturday people can dance and sing along to music from the 1940s and ‘50s with a Cilla Black tribute and mother and daughter duo Sincerely Yours. On Sunday, there will be a group of bands lead by talented local artist Rob Lea. Full details can be found on the website – www.tamworthfoodgusto.co.uk
Strykers will be offering free outdoor bowling for all Children (subject to weather) and there will be Children’s rides as well as face painting and other activities.
The event is held in the Castle Pleasure Grounds with easy access from the A5 and surrounding region. There are 9 car parks around town with a map available on the Food Gusto website.
The event gives visitors the chance to find out more about the fantastic businesses they have on their doorstep and to sample some of their exciting creations.
Food Gusto festivals aren’t just about food; they are about having a good time. The team has worked hard to make sure it includes a range of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.
The event also pairs brilliant food with amazing local music to give you a great day out and we hope to see you there.