Major festival to showcase the tastes of Northumbria


The first Northumbrian Food and Drink Festival, presented by appetite, Cheers, and The Northumbrian magazines, will bring the best in local food and drink, tastings and demos, music and family entertainment to Vallum foodie destination on Hadrian’s Wall on September 10.

In aid of Newcastle-based international aid organisation No Strings, which uses puppetry to spread life-saving messages throughout the developing world, the event will showcase fabulous produce over the entire Vallum site.

Stalls and demonstration areas will fill two big marquees and Vallum’s Market Hall, Restaurant & Chef’s Room, Tea Room, Shop and Ice Cream Parlour, Kitchen Garden, farmland and wildlife trails.

Tickets will also go on sale soon for a special Chef’s Table event on the day, there will be meet-the-producer events, and a packed programme of tastings and demos will include cheese, chocolate, gin and beer with Cheers editor Alastair Gilmour.

The music will be curated by the team at Narc. magazine, who will present local bands and musicians throughout the day, and there will be family entertainment available, including puppet workshops with No Strings’ puppeteers, and children’s challenges on Vallum’s Paddock play area.

Vallum owner Vicky Moffitt says: “This will be a major event for the region and we’re so pleased to host it at Vallum, which we created to showcase the great tastes of the region. We are expecting this to be our biggest event this year and we’re looking forward to welcoming scores of producers and visitors on the day.”


Northumbria Food and Drink Festival, Saturday September 10 11am-5pm, entry £3 per car or £1 per person on foot
Vallum Military Road, East Wallhouses, Newcastle, NE18 0LL
To book a stall, contact Claire Dupree, tel 07748 907 914

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