11th & 12th September 2010
Bristol Harbourside Bristol
Europe’s biggest Organic Food Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in Bristol
This year’s Organic Food Festival offers families and food lovers more than ever before – with the UK’s leading artisan producers, livestock shows, cooking demo areas with celebrity chefs and special kids zone to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary at Bristol’s Harbourside on 11 & 12 September 2010.
The festival, which is Europe’s biggest celebration of all things organic, provides an opportunity for visitors to taste the best food and meet leading producers from across the UK. Visitors can expect a weekend of gastronomic delights provided by over 150 of the very best organic producers, sponsored by Yeo Valley.
At this year’s festival, as well as a host of celebrity chefs sharing culinary wisdom in the Cookery Demo Tent, an expected 20,000 visitors will be able to discover delicious food and drink, luxurious skincare, leading organic fashion labels, organic textiles and home design as well as organic gardening.
At the heart of the 2010 festival will be The Food Market where visitors can come and look, taste and buy from stalls offering some of the best organic produce you can find. From organic pork pies, to organic ice cream, it will be a foodie lover’s heaven.
Kids will be entertained with a wealth of activities at the Kids Taste Experience Tent which is being led by the Youth Food Movement. Activities, which will encourage kids to think about how their food is made, include butter making, seed planting and bread baking.
The Organic Food Festival Sheep Show will offer visitors the chance to swot up on different breeds of sheep whilst learning some interesting facts from our local farmers. As well as offering more livestock to look at than ever before, the Organic Food Festival’s 2010 Sheep Show adds an educational aspect to the event, encouraging visitors to consider where their food comes from and what benefits organic farming can offer.
There’ll be celebrity chefs sharing their culinary expertise and recipes in the demo area, including Barney Haughton, Geetie Singh and Oliver Rowe. The Show will be opened by Soil Association President, Monty Don, and the Soil Association’s Organic Food Awards will be hosted by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Finally, for those who want to sit back and relax with a glass of locally brewed organic cider, there will be a stage offering a line up of the best in unsigned musical talent, as well as free regular screenings of recently released film Food Inc. in the Planetarium.
Promising to be an entertaining family-friendly outing, this much loved festival is perfect for everyone.
ï The Organic Food Festival is on Saturday September 11 (10am-6pm) and Sunday 12 (10am-5pm) at Bristol Harbourside. Tickets cost £5, with free entry for children and Soil Association members. Visit www.organicfoodfestival.co.uk for more information The event is being organised by the Real Food Festivals Ltd, in association with the Soil Association.
ï Sponsors for the Organic Food Festival 2010 include Yeo Valley, Riverford Organics, Cono Sur wines, Bart’s Spices and Weston’s Cider.