The fifth Powderham Food Festival has been the most successful yet with over 6000 visitors attending the two-day event in the grounds of Powderham Castle, during the first weekend of October. Online ticket sales for the festival were four times higher than the previous year, showing that more people were planning ahead and booking in advance of the event.
The festival also featured a record number of exhibitors, with over 150 in attendance. This was a mix of local food and drink producers offering all kinds of tasty delights to sample and buy, but also a range of unique craft and gift suppliers from the area.
Event organiser, Bob Small said:
“We were absolutely delighted with the turnout on both days and it was great to have reached a record number of visitors. Not only that but we had even more exhibitors than previous years which meant there was even more choice. This has definitely been our most successful year yet and we’d like to thank everyone for coming along and being a part of it. We look forward to seeing you all next year!”
Attendees were also treated to lively demonstrations from esteemed chefs on the Exeter Cookery School stage, while the Theatre of Fire and Smoke welcomed several barbeque aficionados. The theatre also hosted the Clifton Chilli Club’s fiery chilli challenge which saw several brave visitors go head to head to see who could handle the heat.
Other highlights included the children’s Fun Kitchen where award-winning food teacher Joe Mann provided plenty of messy fun, and live music from a range of jazz acts and acoustic bands entertained the crowds throughout both days.
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