This will be the 9th year for the Northamptonshire Food Show at Holdenby an annual celebration of everything that is good to eat from across Northamptonshire as well as an abundance of arts, crafts and gift stalls from which to sample and buy. As well as a full programme of cookery demos including BBC TV & Channel 4's popular Matt Tebutt and Masterchef Contestant Ondine Hartgroves, wine and beer tastings will take place throughout the weekend. The House itself will be open each day 12-5pm and Icarus Falconry will offer displays daily
Northamptonshire’s own William Sitwell, MasterChef judge will be talking to local producers and awarding special prizes for the Best Stall and the best New Local Producer. What is more we are celebrating in particular the county’s amazing burgeoning of drink producers, both beer & wine, with a special drinks area, where talks and tasting will be done under the expert eye of a well-known figure in the drinks world.
And there is one other compelling reason, we hope, for you to be with us at Holdenby this year.
To underline our passion for local Northamptonshire producers, which has been so much a part of our vision since we started the show in 2006, we have decided to add a special bursary which is the equivalent of a 15% reduction in stall rental for all Made in Northamptonshire producers. Moreover, the winners of Best Stall & Best Local Producer will have their whole stall rental re-imbursed in full!
Add to all this a unique chance to see the inside of Holdenby itself, one of Northamptonshire’s most historic properties, Falconry displays by Holdenby’s resident falconers and Kitchen Garden Tours by Holdenby’s Head Gardener followed by a demonstration of how to turn all that home grown produce into a fabulous meal by Housekeeper Sarah Favell, and our visitors will have a unique food show experience.
As the original Northamptonshire Food Show, we are so proud of our County’s Growing reputation as food and drink producers and our part in its growth, so come and celebrate and grow even more this year, in what we are convinced will be our best show ever!