Dartington’s annual May Food Fair is back for the eight year and it has updated its timetable for its free family food fair. The line-up of award-winning street food, national and regional star-chefs and activities for the whole family can be enjoyed on Sunday the 27th and Monday the 28th of May.
Set in the idyllic grounds of the Dartington Estate, this two day event attracts thousands of food-lovers as they flock to find the region’s finest food and drink, learn new cookery skills and watch demonstrations by top local chefs. With over 50 food and drink stalls under a marquee, visitors will be protected against the elements as they graze from stand to stand.
“Families come from all over the South West and beyond to soak up the lively festival atmosphere of our May Food Fair. There are activities, competitions and entertainment for all ages; it’s such a fun day out. We see it as a great opportunity to promote the vibrant food and drink scene here in Devon, through the county’s fantastic chefs and producers,” said Barbara King, Managing Director of The Shops at Dartington.
This year will see the next batch of Elmhirst Gin being distilled in the brand new in-house distillery located in the Food Shop and made exclusively for The Shops at Dartington. Cookery demonstrations, workshop activities, local chefs, food producers, regional drinks, street food, family friendly workshops and live music are part going to make visitors feel like the summer season is kicking in.
There are plenty of activities for both adults and children, including a LEGO building competition, magic shows, face painting, pot-throwing, storytelling, craft activities and live animals to meet. For the first time this year, The Shops at Dartington will also host the Mud Larks Fun Run – an obstacle course set through the grounds for families to get muddy whilst raising money for Plymouth Charity, Unity in Sport.
The Food Fair works alongside Food and Drink Devon celebrating the very best of Devon’s thriving food and drink community, with emphasis on local, sustainable produce. All proceeds generated by the event go towards supporting The Dartington Hall Trust (a registered charity).