Tonbridge Food and Drink Festival will return this month

The festival has a successful first year in 2016

The festival has a successful first year in 2016

It’s time to fire up your taste buds – as the Tonbridge Food and Drink is set to return over the bank holiday weekend.

The festival organised by Tonbridge Farmers Market will take include more than 50 stalls in the town’s castle grounds from 11am-6pm on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28.

Stalls will sell a delicious range of food and drink produced in and around Kent and from across the world, including cheeses, breads, cakes, sweet treats such as fudge and marshmallows; locally roasted coffee and specialist teas.

The free event will also include cooking demonstrations from local chefs, food producers and local food writers, and children and young chefs can join Jo Banks from Alive with Flavour in the ‘hands on’ area with chocolate pizza making, bread workshops and fruit sculptures.

Adults can enjoy more than 60 local brews produced in and around Tonbridge at the event’s Beer and Cider Festival.

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Tonbridge Bake Off

Bakers are encouraged to get involved in the Tonbridge Castle Bake off, with judging taking place on both Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

The cakes need to be homemade and are judged on appearance, taste and recipe.

There will be three classes (5-11 years, 11-15 years, and 16 years plus) and cakes need to be delivered to the Cookery Theatre Stage by 1pm on the day.

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