Food Events Column: MKFoodFest is back and bigger than ever

Hazel Roberts takes us through the most highly-anticipated and popular food and drink festival in Milton Keynes, which returns on September 14.

As summer winds down and the kids go back to school, it would be easy to think that the Milton Keynes food scene will also be slowing down.

But no, there is the usual array of street food events, farmers markets and the biggest local food festival of the year.

The MKFoodFest is back on Saturday 14th September for its fourth year in the new location of Middleton Pavilion.

Once again it will run from 11am until 5pm and entry to the festival is free to the public. Previous years saw over 6000 visitors over the course of the day and this year is promising to be bigger still.

The MKFoodFest has quickly become the most highly-anticipated and popular food and drink festival in Milton Keynes, showcasing the very best of local food and drink.

Uniquely, only food and drink businesses from within a 20-mile radius of the venue are selected, making for a truly local experience.

This September the MKFoodFest will bring together over 90 stalls including street food vendors, artisan producers, a farmers’ market and hot, cold and alcoholic drink for a one day, one location, not-to-bemissed local food and drink shopping experience.

This fantastic event also includes cooking demonstrations on a bespoke chefs’ kitchen stage built by Renov8 Kitchens, as well as foodie talks, live music and food-themed entertainment for the kids.

The not-for-profit MKFoodFest, sponsored by Taylor Walsh, will once again be supporting the Food Bank so don’t forget to bring a can or two along for the collection boxes.

There will be other foodrelated 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 their work and opportunities.

Everyone loves food and drink and it is even better when it is local.

So bring the whole family, stay all day to catch a demo or a talk, listen to live music and to get a taste of the best of Milton Keynes food and drink.

This feature was published in the September 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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