Putting on a food festival – Nantwich has just completed it mate!

Putting on a food festival – Nantwich has just completed it mate!

Ten of thousands of foodies descended on the town for this year’s festival, a pilgrimage they hadn’t had the opportunity to embrace for a long time.

They came, they saw, they ate, drank, and danced.

The Nantwich Food Festival has gained a reputation as one of the best events of its kind in the northwest the ultimate celebration of all that is food and drink. At the end of every summer, the town is morphed into a Foodtopia. Three days dedicated to devouring the best food and drinks, not only from the region but from all over the UK.

Greek wraps to Pigeon burgers, the humble pork pie and treats galore, cocktails mixed to perfection, a cider that is quite frankly rocket fuel disguised as apple juice, ales, wines, and everything in between there’s was no shortage when it came to savouring some of the finest edible and drinkable experiences at last week’s festival.

Speaking of Greece, maybe even “Dionysus” himself played a part, as the forecasted rain stayed away until late on Sunday once all the food ravers had packed up their munching shoes and headed home to crash on the sofa.

The history is rich. Our town is steeped in food history, and it remains as relevant today as it has ever been, with a new wave of local food and drink businesses and creators leading the charge.

It’s a community effort.

The festival is free to enter and wouldn’t even be here if wasn’t for a dedicated team of volunteers, hats off to every single one of them. Their remarkable effort was clear to see once the party was over the town looked as pristine as it always does, within the blink of an eye.

A supportive community of local traders all get involved, as those not taking part from an edible offering, added to the sceptical by dressing shop windows to present the town in all its glory. Well done, they all looked spot on!

TNFF experience is made even more engaging by its traders, their expertise, knowledge, passion and love for their produce creates a unique touch at the festival and they need no encouragement at all to shout it from the roof tops.

A weekend we all needed, had looked forward to and embraced fully The Nantwich Food Festival was a blast, filled with deliciousness and happy smiley people.

So, what’s next? As they round up the sumptuousness that was the event, thoughts immediately turn to next years. Can they make it bigger and better?

The hunt starts now for the future food heroes, hit up a few chefs about to launch their next big thing, find the next food trend, put all that in a melting pot with the staple traditional ingredients and throw a festival celebrating it all – why not.

A huge well done to everyone involved, you did Nantwich proud.