Boscastle Food Festival
Boscastle Food Festival
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Something for everyone at Boscastle Festival
The Boscastle Festival, which takes place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2013 promises to offer something for the whole family. The two day event will be officially opened by TV chef, James Strawbridge at 11am on Saturday 5 October.
With cookery demos from some of Cornwall’s top chefs, more than 60 food and art and craft stalls, village activities and the all new ‘Green Scene’, which will offer a range of interactive events and activities throughout the two day event, this year’s event is the biggest yet.
New for this year, the Big Green Tent will be the base for a range of workshops and demonstrations throughout the festival, all revolving around the theme of low-impact, sustainable crafts and skills. You will be able to get hands-on with wood, try your hand at archery and even bring along your own apples from home to have them pressed into juice in a traditional apple press.
James Strawbridge, who is best known for his TV appearances on shows such as The Hungry Sailors and It’s Not Easy Being Green, lives in Fowey and, as well as working on a smallholding, runs the Posh Pasty Company with his wife, Holly.
Commenting on being involved in the Boscastle Festival, James said, “I’m thrilled to be involved with such a great event. The Boscastle Festival is particularly special as was launched by the local community after the terrible floods in 2004 to let people know Boscastle was open for business. I think it’s fair to say, looking at the scale of the event now, that Boscastle is well and truly back on the map.”
As in previous years, the whole village is involved with the festival through exhibits, displays, art groups, open gardens and special retailer discounts. And once again the Wellington Hotel will be supporting the event as a sponsor.
Michael Parsons, Chairman of the organising committee said, “This year the Boscastle Festival really is the biggest yet. We always aim to evolve and grow the event but this year the organising committee really has pulled out all the stops. We have a fantastic line up of top chefs, some of Cornwall’s best food producers and craft businesses and an amazing array of events and activities for the whole family as part of our all new Green Scene.
“We are all looking forward to seeing lots of visitors to the event as well as plenty of familiar faces. I would like to encourage anyone looking for something to do on the weekend of 5 and 6 October to head over to Boscastle, we really do have something for everyone this year.”
The Festival will be open from 10am until 5pm on Saturday and 10am until 4.00pm on Sunday. To round off the celebrations the annual Sunday Choir Concert will take place in the main marquee in the centre of the village at 19.00. The concert features the Wadebridge Male Voice Choir and The Boscastle Buoys. Tickets cost £5 and include light snacks. A bar will also be available. Tickets for this popular event will be on sale in the marquee during the Festival weekend or, in advance, from the Boscastle Visitor Centre.
Boscastle Festival Chef Demo schedule:
Saturday 5 October
11.15 Tom Hunter, Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth
12.15 Andy Appleton, Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay
13.15 Tom Scade, Tides Restaurant, Rock
14.15 Emily Scott, The Harbour, Port Isaac
15.15 Aaron James, Silks Bistro, Atlantic Hotel Newquay
Sunday 6 October
10.15 Adrian Oliver& Phil Thomas, Margot’s Padstow and Rosewarne Manor, Hayle
11.15 Ben Prior, Cornish Kitchen, Marazion
12.15 Dale McIntosh, Merchants Manor, Falmouth
13.15 Stephen Marsh, Wellington Hotel, Boscastle
14.15 Chris Eden, The Driftwood, Rosevine, Portscatho
15.15 Paul Ainsworth, No 6 & Rojano’s, Padstow
The entry price of £3.00 has been held at the same level as last year and the festival is easily accessible via the free park &ride bus service. Full details for the event are available via www.boscastlefestival.co.uk