Food Festival At the Races this weekend

Stratford Food Festival returns for its eighth year this weekend in its new format following a successful first year at Stratford Racecourse.

Organisers Showplace and the racecourse have teamed up to present ‘Stratford Food Festival at the Races’ for what promises to be an action packed weekend for all the family.

Stratford Food Festival

Visitors will enjoy the best of both the foodie and the racing world with over 70 exhibitors showcasing an array of food and drink alongside evening race meets on the Friday and Saturday evening.

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On Sunday the event is FREE for the whole family to enjoy and £5 parking all day.

What’s New this year?

  • One day FREE admission for visitors (Sunday)
  • Added Horse Racing Experience
  • Larger Event Audience
  • One Extra Day
  • Compact, Focused and Bustling Atmosphere
  • AGA Demonstration Area
  • Music Feature
  • FREE Parking (Friday & Saturday)
  • FREE Admission for Under 18′s – FREE Children’s Entertainment Area

Historically the event has been set in September but both organisers felt the event could prove even more popular if brought forwards. Highlights include local exhibitor The Lazy Cow steak and ale house, who will be hosting resident live bands and doing live butchery demonstrations from their stand whilst they serve burgers, steak sandwiches and cocktails.

On Sunday, kids will be able to take part in FREE cookery workshops hosted by Kidz Kitchen, as well as inflatables, face painting and balloon modelling around the site.

The Racecourse is also hosting the Race for Life charity event on Sunday 1st June.

The Festival is also running shuttle services linking the event to the town and Stratford Train Station.

Times of the Food Festival are Friday from 4.00-9.00pm, Saturday from 1.00-9.00pm, and Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm.

This focused food event will take place on the back of an existing double racemeeting weekend (W+S Stratford Foxhunters’ Meeting) in the racecourses annual calendar.

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Two evening race meetings will feature The AGA Ladies Open Point to Point Championship Final and The AGA iTotal Control Championship Hunters Steelechase, with all visitors getting the opportunity to explore the usual aromas and hustle and bustle provided by some of the country’s best artisan producers in the Food Festival area.

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For more information about the event visit www.stratfordfoodfestival.co.uk or follow  on Facebook- /stratfordfoodfestival or Twitter- @foodfest2014  @stratfordraces

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