Alton will host its first ever delicious food and drink festival on Sunday 30 September.
Flavours from around the world will be served up at Alton FlavourFest this weekend as the town launches its first free food and drink festival from 11am to 5pm on Sunday 30 September.
Alton’s Public Gardens will play host to 50 artisan food and drink stalls, tempting talks from leading local producers, a Gin Garden from Winchester Distillery, guided tasting sessions with The Whiskey Affair, live music and dance on the bandstand and fun children’s activities.
From Spanish Paella to Hampshire hog roast, marshmallows to macarons, hand-made delicious cakes to charcuterie, Somerset cider to Hampshire ale – there are treats to suit all tastes, all lovingly created or sought out by leading producers from across the South East.
There’s lots to discover and learn in the talks marquee, where visitors can join local food experts and producers as they share their best tips, recipes and behind-the-scenes stories.
Hot on the heels of the grown-ups, children can head over to the bouncy castle and inflatable assault course, visit the face painter, enjoy sand art or create a free craft.
Jenny Atherton from Fuse Projects who is coordinating the event with a team of local volunteers said “It’s fantastic to be bringing FlavourFest to our hometown, which is free for people to attend. The festival is a huge celebration of food and drink and gives local producers the chance to come together and share their fantastic food creations with our visitors”.
Entrance to the festival is free, with support from Specsavers Alton and Alton Town Council. Guided whiskey tasting sessions costing £10 per ticket, bookable in advance. For more information visit www.facebook.com/altonflavourfest.
For further information, please contact:
Jenny Atherton, Fuse Projects