01 Jan Northamptonshire’s Good Food and Drink Festival Announced for September 2023!
The date for this year’s Northamptonshire’s Good Food and Drink Festival has been announced as Sunday 24th September 2023.
The successful festival, sponsored by Kettering based Wilson Browne Solicitors, brings together local food producers and enthusiasts once again offering a variety of produce and delicacies as well as providing them with an opportunity to display their passion for food and drink.
Over 30 exhibitors and 900 food enthusiasts attended the 2022 event and the expectations are for this to rise this year following the success of the previous year’s events. The fun filled day, which also included a wide range of entertainment for all the family to enjoy, is free to attend and gives food and drink lovers a chance to sample and purchase local produce made in Northamptonshire as well as the surrounding area whilst relaxing in the summer sunshine and beautiful gardens of the award winning Kettering Park Hotel & Spa.
Also present on the day were the Daniel Thwaites shire horses who welcomed the visiting public and they will be returning this year together with several well-known local producers including makers of fine bespoke chutneys and preserves, bread producers, and a local brewery. The event will include, Gluten Free, Dairy free and vegan suppliers.
The festival was the vision of the hotel’s General Manager Andrew Hollett and brought together by local events management business Polka Dot Events to bring the festival to the hotel to help put local food producers on the Northamptonshire map. This year, however, the event will be organised by NNBN, Northamptonshire’s new Membership Organisation and supported by Desborough based Poppy Design Studio.
NNBN Director Simon Cox said “We’re delighted to be leading on this year’s event and working closely with Andrew Hollett at the Kettering Park Hotel & Spa to celebrate the finest of Northamptonshire’s food and drink sector. To support the growth of the Festival, NNBN will be leading on the event and we would like to thank Kerry for all her hard work in organising the previous year’s festivals.”
Andrew Hollett, General Manager of Kettering Park Hotel & Spa said “I have always wanted to hold a food and drink festival at Kettering Park since becoming involved in the food and drink scene through my own passion for all things local and Northamptonshire especially. The quality and variety of producers is amazing, and many items are used on our menu’s”
The event has already received support from last year’s event sponsors Wilson Browne Solicitors and tickets are now available here if you would like to book your free tickets for the event.