Next Event @ Stonyhurst College: 8th/9th/10th Apr 2016


Hardwick Hall
Food Festival

30th April, 1st
& 2nd May 2016


The Great British Food Festival is back at the delightful Hardwick Hall over the 2016 May Bank Holiday weekend. The recipe for the weekend?... + More

We'll take over 100 top best of artisan producers, a big serving of stunning hot food, add a dash of real ale and wine bars, kids cookery lessons and lots of children's activities, top chef demos, stir in splash of craft & gift stalls, a cake competition, BBQ demos and the popular Men V Food challenges. Add lashings of excellent live music and mix together to make a lovely foodie family day out.
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Discounted entry to the Hall & Gardens
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FREE parking
FREE chef demos
FREE Artisan talks, Cake Off and Men v Food Challenges
FREE BBQ & Camping Cookery demos
LIVE Music all day
FREE Circus skills workshop & children's entertainment - Less

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  • Cashback available on site (subject to signal)
  • Children must be supervised at all times and there is unfenced water at the venue.
  • Dogs are welcome. All dogs must be kept on a lead and are not allowed inside the marquees.
  • The site is wheelchair friendly however due to the main building being listed some areas do not have full wheelchair access.
  • Mobility parking in main car park, 100 yards from visitor reception
  • Accessible toilets in the Stableyard
  • Wheelchair access to ground floor of hall, gardens and Lady Spencer's Walk. Stairs to 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Baby changing facilities provided in the Stableyard
  • Baby feeding facilities are available in the Great Barn restaurant
  • Please note the majority of the festival takes place on the estate fields, so surfaces may be uneven (particularly in bad weather).
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A sample of this years and past exhibitors:
A fantastic mix of music styles –
something for everyone to sing along to!

NEW FOR 2016 - BBQ DEMOS all day >> Find out more

Take a pew and enjoy top local chefs showing you how it's done. Whilst cooking up a dish or two the chefs will be offering advice and tips. >> Find out more

Get your children involved in fun, educational cooking classes. Only £3.50 per child.>>Find out more

Kids Corner

FREE children’s entertainment from Glutch & Slugs, Circus skills workshop and kids rides.
It's a great day out for the whole family!
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Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Hugely popular, drawing big crowds - the Men v Food Challenges are back and worse than ever for 2016! >> Find out more

Cake Off's take place on all three days of the festival. Enter your cake and get FREE FESTIVAL ENTRY and win a fabulous prize. >> Find out more

Watch how to make awesome bbq's, taste delicious wines, cheeses and much more. Talks & demonstrations will be taking every day.

Join Adele on a foraging walk around the Hardwick estate. Only £3.50 per person.
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