Look out for a new foodie event in Norwich, Feastival at The Forum, this September
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Norfolk’s edible heritage and its food and drink producers are being celebrated at a special Norwich event in September. Feastival at The Forum is set to take place on September 18 and 19 as part of Heritage Open Days.
The Feastival will showcase Norfolk-based independent and artisan traders with tasters, promotions and a comprehensive selection of local produce. Throughout the weekend there will also be delicious street food stalls, talks, and other food related events and activities.
The free-to-attend event was created to mark the Heritage Open Days 2021 festival theme of Edible England, celebrating the nation’s culinary heritage.
Norfolk Heritage Open Days Festival Producer Katie Ellis says: ‘We want to celebrate this heritage and enable visitors to find out all about the fascinating stories from the local producers taking part. From mustard to chocolate, and gin to jam, there’s something for everyone, and we can’t wait to welcome visitors from Norfolk and further afield.’
Already confirmed to attend are Dereham-based Essence Foods, producers of Montys Mustard, and King’s Lynn-based WhataHoot Gin. Sarah Savage from Essence Foods says: ‘Feastival is a fantastic opportunity to really further the knowledge and understanding of the general public. This, in particular for us, is mustard! As the only single Estate mustard powder producers in the UK, we really want to connect the county back together again with its mustard pride and heritage.’
Jason and Nicky Crown of Whatahoot add: ‘We are thrilled to be attending Feastival at The Forum as part of Heritage Open Days this year! It is lovely to have a food and drink event which has a real focus on Norfolk’s rich food and farming heritage.’
The full festival programme will be announced in July. The Heritage Open Days programme brochure, sponsored by Norwich Print Services, will be available to pick up from various points across the county.