The very best of local food and drink
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.
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.
Northumbria Food and Drink Festival, Saturday September 10, 11am-5pm, entry £5 per car or £2.50 per person on foot
Vallum Military Road, East Wallhouses, Newcastle, NE18 0LL