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Rutland Food Festival

The Olive Branch, Rutland

Rutland Food & Drink Festival: 13th September 2014, 10am - 6pm at Rutland Water, Sykes Lane, Empingham - Part of Rutland Day

Exciting plans are being made for the 5th Rutland Food & Drink Festival, part of Rutland Day.

On the shores of Rutland Water, come and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of the day, celebrating what is great about Rutland, with an array of local producers selling the tempting food and drink, local chefs on the cookery stage inspiring you to try something different, local music on the main stage and lots of family fun with activities, stalls and funfair.

This event is sponsored by:

Rutland Living |

Trade Stands:

Please note that this Festival is all about celebrating the fantastic range of quality food found in and around Rutland, we are therefore looking for quality local producers, farm shops, breweries, bakeries, cheese makers, cake makers and much more besides.

Download the 2014 application form here.

If you require any further information please contact

The 2013 Rutland Food and Drink Festival has been and gone, and what an event it was!  Back by popular demand was the live cookery demonstrations exhibited by some of the county's top local chefs, including Brian Baker from the Marquess of Exeter, Stephen Hallam from Dickinson and Morris, Gwilym Owen from Launde Farm Foods, Fiona Cairns, Wedding Cake maker to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and many more.  New for this year was the first Great Rutland Cook Off between Brian Baker and James Goss cooking up a storm with the challenge of producing a meal for 4 people with the ingredients costing less than £5!


Brian Baker and Gwilym Owen (Launde Farm Foods)

Fiona Cairns

 Brian and Gwyilm receiving some expert advice from Fiona Cairns

Brian Baker and James Goss cooking up a stown in the Cook Off!

These tantalising recipes will be live shortly... so watch this space!

The 2013 Rutland Food & Drink Festival, was sponsored by Barnsdale Lodge, Rutland Living, Tesco Oakham and Great Food Club (For more information on joining Great Food Club, please click on the link.) The Food Festival is a celebration of all the wonderful food and drink on offer in and around Rutland. There was a diverse range of premier produce from local producers in and around Rutland and also a little further afield. There really was something for everyone.

Rutland Day is on the same site as the Food Festival, and is a great day for everyone of all ages to enjoy. As well as a great line-up of live music on stage, there’s plenty of entertainment for children and a range of stalls for adults to browse around - making it a fantastic family day out in Rutland for all the family.


Tempting stall holders in 2013 included......

*Picks Organic Farm Shop *Something Nice *Dickinson & Morris Pork Pies

*The Wine Jellar *Hambleton Bakery *Norfolk Cordial

*Riverford Organic Veg *Grasmere Farm *The Fruit Pig Company *CAMRA

*Northfield Farm *Rutland Preserves *Brocklebys *Cookie Box

*Deeping Fudge *Gourmet Spice Co *The Chocolate Cascade

*The Melton Cheeseboard *Meah's Flavours of India *Sloeberry Spirits Ltd

*Stanton Farm Foods *Abbey Vinyard Group  *The Grainstore Brewery *Barnsdale Lodge

*Rutland Living Magazine *Great Food Magazine *Rutland Lions charity *Tesco Oakham *Acropolis Foods *Castle Cottage Cafe * Willoughby Chilli * The Stamford Cheese Cellar *

FREE Entry (£5 car parking)

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