For the seventh year, Fantastic Food Festivals will return to magnificent Blenheim Palace on Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August 2021 for a gastronomic weekend packed with engaging and informative demonstrations from celebrity and local chefs, as well as an abundance of regional food and drink stallholders.
Kickstarting the impressive festival line-up at the Blenheim Palace Food Festival 2021 will be one of the country’s best-loved cookery writers and television personalities, Dame Mary Berry, with a Q&A session followed by a book signing.
Genaro Contaldo, TV chef Dean Edwards, Masterchef Champions Kenny Tutt and Thomas Frake, Bake-Off star Karen Wright and Wholefood Warrior Eva Humphries will also feature in the Festival Kitchen amongst many other foodie experts throughout the weekend.
Festival Managing Director Angus Chilvers commented, saying: “We’re delighted to return to beautiful Blenheim Palace with another fantastic food festival for all the family!”
“We look forward to welcoming some of the country’s top talented celebrity chefs and experts to the Festival Kitchen who will be on hand to answer questions and provide some valuable cooking tips.”
“Expect a wide variety of high quality and exciting food choices, often unavailable from supermarkets, including flaky buttery baked treats, award-winning cheeses, the tastiest international street food and craft beer, artisan gins, cocktails and mocktails to quench your thirst.
“The Festival will also feature a range of Vegan and Vegetarian options from organic seasonal fruit and vegetables to mouth-watering ice-cream and even some vegan prosecco!”
A passionate community of foodies, producers, chefs and stallholders will gather at the festival to celebrate the delicious regional produce within the stunning grounds of the palace.
With 2000 acres of extraordinary parkland and formal gardens, there is plenty of space to let the children run wild and explore. The glorious backdrop of the palace and grounds is the perfect setting to enjoy a family picnic of food and drink from the festival.
To attend the festival, you will need a Park & Garden ticket. Entry is free with a valid annual pass.
The event in 2019 saw over 22,000 visitors come to taste and buy gifts from 130 regional food producers and drink experts, including artisan bakers, craft brewers, gourmet burgers, international cuisine, traditional ice creams, and handmade sweets, and to meet celebrated chefs.