If food and drink is your thing, then look no further.
We'll be adding to this list throughout the coming months, so please keep checking to see what's new
We have the finest selection of food and drink producers from Essex and East Anglia and some specialist producers from further afield. Meet up with some old favourites and discover some new produce too. Browse through the stands trying and tasting before you buy. Total heaven!
The Only Way is Local
Visit the fabulous "Essex" producers pavilion hosted by the Chelmsford Star Co-op. It's choc-a-bloc full of amazing food and drink produced in our very own county. Chat to the people behind the produce and hear their stories and how their food is made. From sausages to pies and beer to sauces and pickles, there is sure to be lots here to grab your fancy!
A Taste of Anglia Producers Village
The producers will take you on a journey through East Anglia where their fabulous produce is made. From Cambridge to Suffolk and Norfolk to Essex, you will sample and taste cheeses made on local farms, honey from Norfolk and sauces and cider made in traditional kitchens and craft breweries. Such a treat!
Our two outdoor food courts are a food lovers fantasy - take your taste buds on a trip around the world! Picnic in the sun (with a bit of luck) and enjoy delights such as duck wraps, crispy duck fat fries, wood fired pizzas, seafood and dumplings, BBQ'd beef and pulled pork. Quench your thirst with Adnams beers and spirits, sparkling wine and freshly pressed French lemonade. For your sweet tooth, indulge in hand made ice cream, crepes and churros drizzled with chocolate sauce. Mmm........ this is just a small selection of what you can expect.
If you are looking for inspiration to brighten up your home cooking skills, then our three chefs stages are sure to give you some great ideas. We have BBQ demonstrations from the Broil King stage, a touch of Michelin star recipes from our local and visiting chefs on the Professional Chefs stage and even chefs who will show you how to create delicious dishes from your leftovers on the Love Food Hate Waste stage.
Most of all they want you to have fun in the kitchen and cook with local fresh seasonal ingredients. And they might even let you have a cheeky taste!
Talks and Tastings
If you'd love to find out about the origins of wine, how the grapes are grown and the soil in which they are planted, then our experts will take you through the journey of some selected wines from various regions