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Ashfield Food and Drink Festival – this weekend

Ashfield District Council’s Ashfield Food and Drink Festival returns to Hucknall High Street this weekend, for the third year.  

The festival celebrates the best food and drink producers in the East Midlands and beyond and is taking over the pedestrianised High Street in Hucknall for the fourth festival.

This year, in addition to the incredible food and drink selection, visitors will be treated to live music from Inspire’s Red Hot Band, and a live cookery demonstration by a healthy eating chef.

There’s a huge variety of stalls on offer this year, with something to suit everyone’s tastes whether it’s Taiwanese and Vietnamese street food from Koala Kitchen, spicy curries from Shola and Spice, Colombo Street’s vibrant Sri Lankan food, authentic german bratwurst, currywurst, and pomme frites from The Sizzling Kitchen, or American style hot pressed wraps and fries from Tasty States.

Cheese-lovers will be bree-ly happy with the offerings from British Food Box and Spicee who will both be stocked up with flavoured cheeses. Fig Tree will be returning to the festival with their jams, marmalades, honey, and crackers that are a perfect match for any cheesy purchases.

For craft ale and beer lovers there’s bottled and canned beers by Hucknall’s own Lincoln Green Brewing Company, and Kimberley Craft Ales. Hucknall’s Torkard Cider will be back showcasing their small batch cider, and Lazy Dog Distillery will be offering their hand-crafted British rum. 

Those with a sweet tooth will be in heaven with a range of sweet treats on offer including innovative mochi donuts from Nottingham-based Wawoo Mochi Donuts, patisserie style bakes from the Sinfully Sweet Pastry Co, hot waffles and toppings from Paddington’s Waffle Station, Taartie’s sourdough donuts and luxury brownies, stuffed cookie cups from Outlaw Cookie Club, and Penny Lane Fudge’s gourmet fudge.

Vegans and vegetarians can also enjoy delicious food from plant-based Middle Eastern and Mediterranean inspired street food from Feast of the East, and veggie and vegan scotch eggs (they also do traditional meat scotch eggs) from Staffs Savoury Scotch Eggs. Some of the sweet traders also cater to diary-free and vegan diets, such as Blondie Brownie Bakes.  

Beanin Coffee will be providing fresh barista coffee and luxury hot chocolate, and visitors can also take home a personalised kitchen item thanks to Personalise-it-4-me.

Cllr Lee Waters, Ward Councillor for Hucknall Central, said: 

“Ashfield Food and Drink Festival has grown to be one of our residents’ firm favourite events. We are extremely glad to bring this event back to Hucknall for the third year. Whether it’s returning traders such as Back-a-Yard cuisine and their delicious Jamaican food, Brockleby’s pies, or Samuels Catering’s hot pork cobs, there’s truly something for everyone.”
“This year’s festival line up is the biggest and most diverse yet so make sure you come down to Hucknall and support the traders. It’s set to be a beautiful day so make the most of it and head to the Food and Drink Festival.”