Dates have now been announced for the fourth annual Arundel Food Festival, which will take place in town on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2013. Other events throughout the town and surrounding countryside will also take place during the following week, Monday 21st to Sunday 27th October.
The Arundel Food Festival has a strong community focus and is a celebration of local food and drink. The historic market town of Arundel is uniquely positioned between the idyllic South Downs National Park and the Sussex coast, enabling it to provide some of the freshest and tastiest food and drink in the South East. Arundel was recently listed in The Times (20th March 2013) as the best British town to live in with “…a burgeoning coffee-culture vibe with excellent restaurants and bars – and hardly any chain stores.”
The 2013 Arundel Food Festival will start on Saturday 19th October with the regular monthly Arundel Farmer’s Market. Surely THE foodie market to attend in Sussex, as more than 40 stallholders bring together and showcase some of the best food and drink from across the county. Look out for the “Sussex Breakfast” this year featuring an all-star line-up of locally made artisan breads, jams and Fairtrade coffee.
Sunday 20th October marks the return of “Activity Sunday”, a series of free, family focused events including apple pressing and street cookery demonstrations using local, seasonal food; plus allotment visits and a chance to learn more about the new Arundel Community Orchard. Local organisation Forest Knights will also be showing children how to discover a few tasty treats growing locally and to cook their own Bannock Bread over a fire.
The strong community emphasis continues with many other events around town and in the local area, including a ‘secret supper club’ for local residents; bake-offs and Masterchef style competitions for budding local bakers & chefs of any ages; plus special menus on a local, seasonal theme around town.
There will be the chance to discover the local food producers on your doorstep with a tour encompassing a brewer, baker, cheese-maker & local vineyard all in one day. The newly opened Arundel Museum will also be hosting an event in their brand new home by the sides of the river Arun.