Why you must visit the St Ives Food and Drink Festival

As the days get colder and the nights draw in is there anything more comforting than food, glorious food? In short, no.

Cambridgeshire foodies are in for a treat this weekend (September 23 and 24), as a huge food and drink festival will be taking place in St Ives.

Featuring a range of local, regional, national and international foods and drink, the St Ives Food and Drink Festival promises to tickle everyone’s tastebuds.

There will be pop-up kitchens providing hot food, a bar with a wide range of craft beers and ciders and stalls selling everything from chutneys to pastries, olives to Turkish delight making it a must visit event for any food fan.

But the fun doesn’t stop at the food, there will also be craft stalls, live music and a host of children’s entertainment.

A spokesman for event organisers The Market Square Group said: “We are thrilled to be bringing our food and drink festival to St Ives. St Ives has everything that we look for in a venue for our food and drink festivals, a strong market tradition, a historical backdrop and, most importantly, a community that loves to engage with celebrations such as this.”

Our pick of the best bits at the St Ives Food and Drink Festival

Sweet treats and chocolates

Chocolate!

There will be a range of sweet treats including these amazing looking chocolates from Goupie Groupies. If you’ve got a sweet tooth you certainly won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer at the festival.

Cheese

Otherwise known as the food of the gods, there will be plenty of cheese for you to eat and buy. Whether you like a slice of charcoaly cheese, or something a little bit more classic, you will be able to get it at the festival.

Pizza

Pizza!

Piping hot slices of wood fired pizza, smothered in cheese, tomato, basil, olives, chicken, pepperoni, everything and anything your foodie heart desires.

The Food and Drink Festival will take place in Market Hill with additional stalls and the craft beer bar in Sheep Market.

The event is free to enter and will run 9am-6pm on Saturday, September 23 and 10am-5pm on Sunday, September 24.A full list of stalls and further information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.You can keep up to date with all the latest news in and around Cambridge by downloading our free app. It is available for the iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or the Android version can be downloaded from Google Play.
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