Building on the great success of last year’s food festival, this year’s MKFoodFest2017 will be bigger, better and even more fun for all the family.
Once again the picturesque Linford Manor Park in Great Linford will come alive with the exciting vibe of the local food and drink scene. With all the stallholders coming from within a 20-mile radius of the venue, the event will showcase the best of local food and drink and will bring together street food vendors, artisan producers, farmers market stallholders and chefs for a one day, one location, not-to-be-missed food and drink shopping experience.
Free to enter the family-friendly event runs from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 16th September and offers a variety of hot food, afternoon tea, ice-cream, a diverse farmers’ market, a marquee of craft food businesses, locally brewed beer and cider, chefs’ demonstrations, live music and children’s activities. With Milton Keynes celebrating its 50th birthday this year, the MKFoodFest2017 is proud to be an MK50 event. There will be an emphasis on food and drink past, present and future, with exhibits looking at the history of food and drink in the area as well as some of the latest food innovations.
Having raised £500 for the MK Food Bank last year, the not-for-profit MKFoodFest will once again be supporting the Food Bank this year so don’t forget to bring a can or two along for the collection boxes. There will be other food-related local charities and community groups exhibiting on the day too, giving the event very much a community feel and allowing visitors to find out more about their work and opportunities.
Everyone loves food and drink and it is even better when it is local. So bring along a picnic blanket and the whole family, enjoy sampling local food, stop for lunch and a lazy afternoon drink and watch the chefs showing off their skills beneath the mature trees of this beautiful Parks Trust location.