Here’s the latest taste of the stalls and displays at the Tideswell Food Festival (2 May 2015, 10 am to 4 pm)
Keep an eye out for updates – website, Facebook and Twitter links are a work in progress!
While you are at the Tideswell Food Festival, head over to see the Tideswell Kitchen Garden, behind Tideswell Parish Church. Chat with the volunteers, learn how to make paper pots, buy gardening books from Peak Volumes, and visit the plant and herb sale to give your garden a kick start for 2015.
Tideswell Parish Church will be taking a starring role at the Tideswell Food Festival between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm on Saturday 2 May. Come in and talk to local people about their favourite creations, try samples and buy the recipes. Get some hints and tips on food and cooking, and fill up your kitchen book shelves from the selection of ‘pre-loved’ cookery books on sale.
And remember that as Tideswell Food Festival is a busy day, take the opportunity to find some space for quiet reflection in the tranquil peace of Tideswell’s beautiful parish church, before you step out into the community kitchen garden behind the church.
There will be home made refreshments available in Church between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm.
More information at www.tideswellchurch.org
Limited Access 10-1pm due to Wedding
Tideswell Food Festival 2015 is about more than just food – there’s entertainment too!
There will be music from Tideswell Band and Tideswell Singers, dance and spectacle from Ripley Garters Morris Dancers, and something different for the children from Madame Zucchini’s vegetable entertainment. The donkey rides are back, and Flossy Teacake is going to host a craft demonstration. So come along on 2 May 2015 and join the fun from 10 am to 4 pm.
Tideswell’s 2012 Food Festival proved to be an outstanding success. The day long Food Festival ran on 5th of May and attracted hundreds of keen food loving visitors from far and wide. Over fifty stalls lined Church Street and Fountain Street selling a fantastic variety of food from African jerk chicken to chilli cheese, from chocolate to cupcakes. Tideswell-based community groups also took out stalls.
During the day, singers, dancers and guizers entertained the crowds who weren’t even deterred by the brief snow(!) shower. The village traders were just as busy as the stall holders, many of whom sold out quite early on in the day.
The Tideswell School of Food, held cookery demonstrations and wine tasting throughout the day and hundreds of folk went on organised tours to learn more about the school and why we’re here. The community kitchen received a steady stream of visitors keen to learn more about what to plant and when. Meanwhile Taste Tideswell’s education office Michelle, ran children’s competitions which proved popular. High Peak Radio broadcast from the festival all morning.
The Food Festival was organised this year by Phil Walker from Tideswell Stores and other traders with the support of the Taste Tideswell staff.
Feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive, many traders commenting that it was the best Food Festival they’d ever been to.
For a fantastic blogpost from a visitor, please click here.