We're back with a bang for a 7th consecutive year!

The festival will once again demonstrate exactly why the most "reem" of counties has a reputation of knowing how to party. The county's producers and exhibitors from the East Anglian region will come together in one fun explosion of cooking, eating, drinking and enjoying.

The action-packed line up of food events will include a full timetable of demonstrations, talks and tutored tastings, over 150 Artisan food and drink producers, free kids cookery classes, 2 open air food courts seating 600 visitors, live music and a wonderful party atmosphere.

Check this out - the brand new Tasting Kitchen  - expert chefs cook and you get to taste exquisite food samples - multiple sessions each day and it's free!

The Fisher & Paykel Main Stage welcomes James Martin back for a third consecutive year on Saturday 15th July and we bring on the girls on Sunday 16th July with Nadiya Hussain and Gizzi Erskine.

Advance Tickets on sale from 23rd January 2017

Be sure to book the celebrity chef demonstrations early as they usually sell out before the festival weekend.

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We are delighted to welcome Chris & Jeff Galvin to the Broil King Stage on Saturday 15th July where they will demonstrate some great BBQ recipes.

The recent opening of the Galvin Green Man in Great Waltham is a return home for Essex-born Chris and Jeff.

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Visit the sister show of the festival - Essex Fine  Food Show, 13th & 14th May, Chelmsford City Racecourse

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Event Organisers: APT Event Management Ltd

Contact: anne@apteventspro.co.uk