The popular MK Food Fest returns to Great Linford this month, promising to be bigger and even better than last year’s impressive event.
The picturesque Linford Manor Park will showcase the best of the local food and drink scene on Saturday September 16.
With all the stallholders coming from within a 20 mile radius of the venue, the event will bring together street food vendors, artisan producers, farmers’ market stallholders and chefs for a one day feast.
This free to enter, family-friendly event runs from 11am to 5pm and offers a variety of hot food, afternoon tea, ice-cream and a diverse farmers’ market and a marquee of craft food businesses.
There will also be locally brewed beer and cider, chefs’ demonstrations, live music and children’s activities.
With Milton Keynes celebrating its 50th birthday this year, the event is tied in with the city’s MK50 celebrations so there will be an emphasis on food and drink past, present and future.
Exhibits will look at the history of food and drink in the area as well as some of the latest food innovations.
The food festival will be raising money for the MK Food Bank – having collected £500 for the same chairty last year – so take a can or two along for the collection boxes.
There will be other food-related local charities and community groups exhibiting on the day too, giving the event very much a community feel and allowing visitors to find out more about them.
Everyone loves food and drink and it tastes even sweeter when it is local. So take along a picnic blanket and the whole family to enjoy sampling local food, stop for lunch and a lazy afternoon drink and watch the chefs showing off their skills beneath the trees at the beautiful Parks Trust location.