Second Rutland food festival confirmed

The second Rutland Food Festival will take place on September 17, 2011 at Rutland Water (Sykes Lane entrance).

It promises to be bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event, with cooking demonstrations from some of Rutland’s top chefs, including Rutland Food Ambassador Sean Hope of The Olive Branch (pictured above, left, alongside Jan McCourt of Northfield Farm and James Goss of the Kings’ Arms).

There will also be a large marquee where you’ll find a host of locally produced food and drink. Outside the marquee you’ll find a wide choice of hot food. There’ll also be a beer tent selling local ales and ciders.

The event will be free to enter but there’ll be a small fee for parking.

Julian Carter from Hambleton Bakery talks to customers at last year’s Rutland food festival

Rutland Day also takes place on September 17 so expect plenty more entertainment on site – live music, children’s entertainment and craft stalls.

When? Saturday September 17
Where? Rutland Water (Empingham)

Rutland Tourism website

Matt Wright
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Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.