News: Nourish Festival 2019 – Food, Craft & Music is on 31st August!


Nourish Festival, now in its 6th year, has become a highly anticipated event with fine food, craft and music of the highest quality presented in the heart of Bovey Tracey designed to feed the body, the mind and the senses.

This Free Festival celebrates all things great about our local food, drink and craft producers filling Bovey Tracy’s Fore Street on Saturday 31st August.  Nourish has a simple mission: Introducing you to the best from the South West of England. Expect artisan cheeses, preserves, bread, meat, fish, cakes, cordials, vegetables, herbs, gin, beer, wine, liqueurs, cider, relishes, pates, handmade chocolates, oils, pies and even speciality mushrooms.

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Bovey Tracey’s Fore Street will also be filled with a mouth-watering selection of street food vendors – there’s no need to go hungry! Featuring an eclectic, exciting and above all delicious mix of street food flavours from around the world. Difficult decisions will have to be made between Indian, Spanish, vegan specialities, wood-fired Italian pizza, French crepes, fish delicacies, a proper pie and possibly the best burger you will ever taste.

The Devon Street Food Awards at Nourish Festival in association with Devon Life returns for another successful year celebrating the very best in Street Food in Devon.

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The Nourish Music programme will return this year presenting leading classical artists delivering high-quality live performances, from Friday 30 & Saturday 31 August, introducing an outstanding line-up of classical music entertainment, combining world-class musicians set in the intimate surroundings of St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas Church and The Baptist Church. Truly unique experience!

The evening of Friday 30th August welcomes The Brodsky Quartet a world class returning quartet.  Alunchtime performance on Saturday 31st August from the Meridianum Ensemble, seven musicians present a trans-cultural musical collaboration, bringing together musicians from Portugal, the UK and Morocco. Finally, the festival’s closing concert will be on the evening of Saturday 31st August where we welcome Pianist Martin Roscoe with an extraordinary career spanning four decades. Martin is without doubt without one of the UK’s best-loved and most admired pianists.

The Nourish Gin Festival is a firm favourite and our taste of the juniper juice continues unabated. What can you expect? Samples for you to enjoy, meet the South West producers and industry experts of artisan gin and gather with us to enjoy your favourite tipple outside the Dartmoor Whiskey Distillery…. all for The Love of Gin

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The Nourish Craft Fair hosted in the Methodist Church Hall on Saturday 31 August the Nourish Craft Fair presents a choice selection of finely handmade products you can meet and buy from a fine collection of makers from across the South West. Craft demonstrations and other craft events will take place at Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

Lego Banquet at Nourish Festival come and join ‘Brick Ideas’ for a nourishing Lego workshop and help build a Lego banquet in the Methodist Church Hall.  From 10am till 4pm come and build your favourite cake, vegetable, fruit or just something crunchy from Lego, run by Julian from www.brickideas.co.uk £2 per 6+ age.

You’ve got all day eat your way up the street and drink your way down and in between sit and relax, listen to music, meet makers and soak up the atmosphere.

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The Nourish Festival is a community initiative led by The Craft Festival and the Cheese Shed. The Food & Craft Fair, Gin Festival on Saturday 31st August are free entry.

Concerts on August 30th & 31st are ticketed. Full details and performances and ticket information can be found at www.nourishfestival.org

Tickets will also available via our box office at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

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