Bearing in mind several of Warwickshire’s towns already have well-established events, it has perhaps been a while in coming.
But Rugby’s first ‘Food and Drink Festival’ is coming, and will run from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 September in a variety of venues and locations around the town centre
Organisers of the four day event, celebrating and showcasing the amazing variety of high quality food, drink and ‘Real Ales’ that the town and surrounding area has to offer are inviting local food and drink businesses, groups and organisations to get in touch if they want to be part of the ‘Street Feast’ food and drink festival.
The festival plans to serve up a delicious mix of food, drink and entertainment along with some tasty offers. On the menu there will be two colourful and tantalising food markets, a great selection of ‘Real Ales’, some irresistible menus, appetizing demonstrations and a few surprises along the way! All will be accompanied by toe-tapping entertainment and some fun family activities and games.
The food markets, on Thursday 26 and Saturday 28, will give visitors the chance to taste, smell and buy some tempting treats from a variety of stalls, selling a fantastic array of high quality food and drinks. There will also be plenty of displays, information and advice as well as cookery demonstrations on Saturday.
During the festival local restaurants, cafes and pubs will be tickling the proverbial taste buds and quenching thirsts with some great food and drink events that offer a delicious combination of quality food, Real Ales, Ciders, perries, wines, music and much more.
The ‘Rugby Real Ale Trail’ will be a key part of the festival and to celebrate, along with the launch of ‘National Cask Ale Week’, all of the pubs on the trail will be getting on their ‘Beer Bike’, offering a great choice of beers and peddling up a thirst! Real Ale enthusiasts will be able to follow the ‘Real Ale Trail’ throughout the festival enjoying a superb selection of beers and ciders from local and national brewers, along with some fantastic hospitality! All pubs will be offering a great range of beers to quench your thirst and delight your palate – there will also be a special festival beer so make sure you sample this too!
The festival is funded through Warwickshire County Council’s Operation Footfall Campaign.
For more information on the festival, visit www.rugbyfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk