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Rutland Food Festival

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Rutland Food & Drink Festival: 12th September 2015, 10am - 6pm at Rutland Water, Sykes Lane, Empingham - Part of Rutland Day

Plans for the 6th Rutland Food & Drink Festival, part of Rutland Day, are currently underway.

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 their 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.

To give you an idea of what will be there, here is the information for last year (2014)

Download the 2014 timetable of the day here, including the main stage, cookery tent and sports arena.

Here's a flavour of the yummy food & drink that was on offer in 2014:

The Melton Cheeseboard | Northfield Farm | With... Chocolate | Floppy Chicken | Riverford Organic Vegetables | Grasmere Farm | Sloeberry Spirits Ltd | Groovy Food | Brocklebys | Wellbake (silicone cookware) | Scrumdubbly | The Chocolate Cascade | Hambleton Bakery | Meah’s Flavours of India | Stamford Cheese Cellar | Mrs Shah’s Curry mix | Melt’on Luxury alcoholic ice cream | FarrinHeight Foods | Rigo’s Ices | CAMRA | Picks Organic | Brown’s Gourmet Sausages | Total Party Hire German Swing Grill | Rolling Smoke BBQ | John Wilde supplier of Hebridean Liqueurs | The Bytham Kitchen | Kitschen Van | Silver Oak Coffee | Hedgerow Products | Rutland Rape Seed Oil | Deeping Fudge Factory | Launde Farm Foods | Oliver & Mabel dog treats | Abbey Vineyard The Rutland Charcuterie |

A number of these companies offer a range of Gluten Free products, including Brown's Gourmet Sausages and FarrinHeight Food's

The 2014 event was sponsored by:


Rutland Living | Barnsdale Lodge | New College Stamford

With huge thanks to:
The Horse & Jockey, Manton - Awarded Bronze as VisitEngland's Best Tourism Pub 2014
Brian Baker from The Marquess of Exeter, Lyddington, for heading up the Cookery Demonstration Tent

FREE Entry (£5 car parking)
Sykes Lane, Empingham, Rutland, LE15 8QL
Dogs on leads are welcome onsite. There is also a specific enclosed dog walking area further round the site where dogs can go off lead.

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.

The 2015 application form will be available here as soon as it is ready.

Download the 2014 application form here.

If you require any further information please contact


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!

The festival marquees were provided by;

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