Hello May! We’re one month closer to summer and in Bristol that can only mean one thing – festivals! Around this time last year I was taking in the delights of The Foodies Festival (and on an early date with The Canadian…trying to remain cool, calm and collected whilst sipping Pimm’s and avoiding dropping ice cream down my dress!). I have to say of all of the Bristol events I attend, The Foodies Festival (along with The Gin Festival – and more to come about that in the next few weeks) is definitely a highlight for me!
Being quite the lover of food (somewhat picky, but always willing to give something new a go!) this festival is the ideal way of tickling my taste buds and exploring new cuisines . From discovering gems in Street Food Avenue (where vendors from around the world descend on The Downs to share their culinary creations) to the Artisan Producers Market (featuring over 200 stalls of produce from the local area and across the country – I’ll be stocking up on macarons, local cheeses and home-grown chutneys!) you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The Foodies Festival is also an excellent opportunity to gather tips and tricks for the kitchen from some of Britain’s top chefs. This year I’m excited to see winner of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ Candice Brown who will be baking up a storm in the Cakes and Desserts theatre! I’ll definitely be keeping my notepad and pen handy to scribble down her recipes – her creations on the show looked delicious! Not only that but home-grown Bristolian talent Dean Edwards (resident chef on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’ and runner-up on ‘Masterchef’) will also be sharing his feel-good family food and healthy recipes in Chef’s Theatre.
If that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, throughout the weekend there will also be hands-on Creative Workshops, a Drinks Theatre, ‘Grow Your Own’ tutorials to give advice for tips on how to get your hands dirty and your fingers green, a Kids Zone and Cookery School and a VIP area. All this accompanied by live music, restaurant tents, a BBQ arena and pop-up bars. Ooh my taste buds are tingling already!
Now for the super exciting part! The lovely folk at The Bristol Foodies Festival have given readers of The Blonde Blog the chance to win one of five pairs of 3 day tickets for the festival! In order to win all you need to do is head to my Instagram page, find the photo of The Foodies Festival on my grid and follow these steps –
- Like the post, follow my page and tag a friend in the comments who you think might also like to enter.
- Head to the Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages of The Foodies Festival and ‘hit’ like too.
The competition will run from 8pm on Tuesday 2nd May until 5pm on Sunday 7th May. Winners will be selected at random and announced on my Instagram page on Sunday evening.
And that’s it! Follow those simple steps and you could be joining me at the ultimate foodie’s weekend! Good luck lovelies!
The Blonde x