This years Huddersfield Food and Drink festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. The main event will be taking place in St Georges Square from Thursday 11th August until Sunday 14th August. Here we can expect to find around 70 stalls, including festival bars and food tents, with over 90% of those taking part being from Yorkshire with over 30 cookery demonstrations. There is late night opening on Friday and Saturday and live entertainment both evenings.
Running alongside the festival, there will be two informal but tutored 'Around The World with Wine' tasting events on Saturday 6th August at 12 noon and 1pm at Hoults Wine Merchants, on the Castlegate Retail Park (behind Dominos opposite the Sportsman). The same day has over 10 local restaurants opening their doors for the Taste Trail, between 2pm and 5pm, offering free taster dishes - a roaring success last year, and hopefully just as good this year. Pick up a festival leaflet for full details.
There will be a Real Ale Trail again, between 25th July and 14th August, where, if you get 8 stamps on your festival programme from 12 of the involved pubs, you qualify for a free festival t shirt (subject to availability). Again the full list of pubs can be found on the festival leaflet but includes all the usual suspects plus some others that we tend to visit less. So go get your programme stamped and see what the town's pubs have to offer.
There is plenty for everyone so lets get out there and enjoy it, and make this years event even more memorable. (website)