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Christchurch Food Festival

The  Christchurch Food & Wine Festival Market had a great weekend throughout the town centre on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May 2014 from 10am to 6pm.  The Market will be back on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May in 2015, but in the meantime this will give you a taster of the market and what happened in 2014.

The High Street and the Alley Market

The High Street and Alley Market (opposite M & S Simply Food) will be filled with more than 100 stalls selling a wide range of delicious food & drink and related items, many of which are produced locally. You will find everything from mouth-watering food to eat during the market to scrumptious food and drink to take away to enjoy at home. From tasty olives to fine oils, locally grown asparagus toorganically produced meatfreshly baked bread to locally producedsausages and cheeses… you will be spoilt for choice!

Italian Market

The fabulous Italian Market will be returning to Church Street cobbled area, just in front of the Priory Church gates and the friendly traders will be selling a range oftasty Italian food including freshly baked bread, biscuits, sweets, olives and cheeses.

Artisan Market

The Artisan Market with its interesting array of specialist foods will be returning to NatWest car park, located between the High Street and the Demonstration Marquee in Wick Lane car park.

Druitt Gardens

Nearby Druitt Gardens will be used as a picnic area and will feature community organisations as well as activities for children.  It will be an ideal place for visitors to sit and relax away from the bustling market and enjoy eating their purchases.

Market traders

Click here to see the list of traders who will be selling their wares in the Festival Market this year.

Demonstration Marquee

Free cookery demonstrations will be taking place in the Demonstration Marquee in Wick Lane car park, adjacent to the Regent Centre with much-loved celebrity chef and patron of the Festival, Lesley Waters and BBC Saturday Kitchen regular and star of BBC2’s The Incredible Spice Men, Cyrus Todiwala.  Many of Christchurch’s excellent local chefs will also be demonstrating over the weekend.

To see our schedule of events in the Demonstration Marquee click here.