Where you'll find us this Summer
We're now into June and the UK events season is in full swing. It was only this time last year that we went to our first ever event, but we're no longer feeling like newbies on the scene thanks to having attended a fair few more since!
We've already been at some fantastic events in April and May but wanted to share some of our plans for where we'll be for the summer and beyond.
We had a great first County Show event at The Herts County Show in Redbourn last weekend, where we completely sold out! As we write we're just finishing up a 2 day stint at The Suffolk Show before heading off to The South of England Show, Royal Three Counties Show and The Norfolk Show in June. We also have The Kent County Show and New Forest & Hampshire County Show in July. Our first experiences of county shows have been really good, so we're hoping that continues as we head around the country during the next couple of months!
Obviously we couldn't miss out on the Jubilee celebrations this summer, so are really looking forward to being part of the local festivities at Festival Place in Basingstoke on the Bank Holiday Thursday and Friday. We'll be joining some other local producers from Hampshire Fare at 'A Feast Fit for a Queen' and we're excited to see that Lesley Waters and Phil Vickery are making guest appearances at the event too!
We're very fortunate to be at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival for 6 days in July with The Guild of Fine Food. We've been a member of The Guild for 2 1/2 years now but this is our first event with them, so it's going to be a fantastic experience being around so many other producers.
Pub in the Park is now officially the biggest food and music festival tour in the UK, so we're thrilled that we're able to attend the Tunbridge Wells event in July and the Chiswick event in September. We're expecting some particularly long days (and nights) in the kitchen leading up to the Tunbridge Wells event as we'll be there on the same days that we're at the Kent County Show and RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival!
One of our biggest events of the year will be CarFest South and we're really fortunate to have this one on our doorstep, just 15 miles up the road from us at Laverstoke Farm. We'll be joining many other stallholders for the August Bank Holiday weekend in amongst plenty of food, drink, music and, of course, cars!
Local Summer Festivals
Some of our favourite events in 2021 were those local to us, as good events are made all the better when they're close to home! This year we'll be at a host of local events including the Hartley Wintney Village Festival in June, Wallop Wheels & Wings in Stockbridge in July, Odiham FlavourFest on August Bank Holiday and Alton FlavourFest in early September.
We absolutely loved the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in 2021. It was a fantastically organised event, the weather was glorious and the crowds flocked in for the weekend. We're so looking forward to going back this year for another 4 days in September and we really hope the weather is as kind this year as it was last!
One of our last events of the 'summer' is The Arnold Sports Festival at the NEC in Birmingham. We're delighted to be able to attend this one having done our first NEC event in January at The National Running Show. The Arnold Sports Festival is a celebration of all things health and fitness from bodybuilding and strongman to gymnastics and arm wrestling. We'll be there for 3 days providing the occasional treat in amongst the healthiness - life's all about balance after all!
This definitely can't be classed as a summer event, but we're so excited to be booked in for the amazing Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market this year. We'll be there for 35 days from 18th November to 22nd December and although it seems a long way off we've already started making some early plans!
We'll be updating our Markets & Events schedule as we add more events to the calendar over the coming months. If you're attending any of the events we're at please make sure you stop by, say hello and grab a brownie or 5! Alternatively if you know of a great event that you'd like to see us at please do get in contact as we'd love to keep adding awesome shows to our schedule!