Get your teeth into something local this weekend as Winchester Food Festival is coming to the city this Sunday. 

The event is free to attend and is a showcase of our local food and drink producers and culinary talent. It’s a great day out for all ages and, what’s more, the first 100 people to arrive will get a free Hampshire Chronicle goody bag. 

Taking place between 10am and 5pm, in the picturesque Outer Close of Winchester Cathedral. It’s a great day for local food and drink fans as the Hampshire Farmers’ Market is also on. 
Come and try and buy all things local and build yourself the perfect picnic from the producers market.

There is cheese from the Book and Bucket Cheese Company, smoked trout pates from Butler Country estates, tasty nibbles from Open House Deli and plenty of pastries, cakes, biscuits and savouries from Beaky Blinders, Madk and New Forest shortbread. Ready to tantalise your tastebuds are the Butter Bike Company, Callaloo Corner, Olives Direct and Mrs B’s Bees honey.

Our local drink producers are represented by the Flower Pots Brewery, Longdog Brewery, Hydes Cyder, River test Distillery, Candover Brook and Mozzo Coffee. 

There are also some scrummy food to go options including burgers from South BBQ Express and ice creams from Hiltonbury Jerseys. 

Winchester Food Festival Winchester Food Festival (Image: Hampshire Fare/Electric Eye Photography)
The chef demo stage has a packed programme from 12.00 starting with Colin Savory from the Northbrook Arms in East Stratton.

He is followed by a ‘Ready Steady Cook’ goes local with Martin Dawkins aka The Rustic Chef & Gary Moreton-Jones from Kavi. Later in the afternoon James Harris and Addin Mazlin from Lucky Lychee take the stage, followed by Matt Whitfield and Tom Nabulsi from The White Horse. Pack a picnic blanket or chairs to sit and enjoy the action on stage. 

During the day there is free family activities too. At 10am Munch will be running a workshop to make Funky Fruit Kebabs and at 11am join them to make a tasty treats with their Munch Brunch Club. Spaces are limited and will go on a first come basis. BellaCrafts will be running activities all day for families to get creative painting with vegetables and planting seeds in recycled containers. 

Winchester Food Festival has been produced by Hampshire Fare and is supported by Winchester BID, Winchester Cathedral and the Hampshire Chronicle. It has been made possible thanks to the generous support of local businesses including Lexus Hedge End, John D Wood & Co. and Clarke & Son.