Dorfold Hall Food & Drink Festival

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Dorfold Hall, Chester Road, Acton, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8LD

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NEW FOR 2022! The Dorfold Hall Food and Drink Festival is coming to Nantwich, Cheshire, on July 23rd-24th, 2022! 

With acres of rolling fields, this idyllic location will attract foodies from all over the region for a weekend of summer celebration!

We also host the ever popular LIVE COOKERY THEATRE featuring the region's top chefs. 

Looking for a family day out alongside some of the nation's best food and drink brands?

Join thousands of foodies in Cheshire this summer!

What to expect?

International Street Food – Take a walk through the lush green fields of Dorfold Hall, and enjoy the many aromas tempting you into tastes from around the world.  Pick from some of the best Street Food traders in the UK!

Independent Drink – Lounge on a colourful striped deck chair in the sun. Take a sip on a Cold Beer, a glass of Champagne or a Cocktail loaded with fresh Strawberries. With 8 Independent Bars at the festival, we have you covered – whatever your tipple. Want something non-alcoholic? No problem, we have a specialist bar squeezing fresh lemonade and juices on the spot for you.

Live Chef Demo’s – Returning for 2022, the Live Cookery Theatre will be with us all weekend! Working our Cookery  School partner, the region’s best chef’s will be cooking up a storm. Expect to see some of Cheshire’s most talented chef’s. Each chef will be showcasing unique culinary expertise and focusing on a variety of different ingredients and cuisines. 

THE culinary genius of the region’s top chefs, including this year’s BBC MasterChef winner Eddie Scott, will take to the stage at a crowd-pulling new Nantwich festival. 

Eddie Scott, the marine pilot who shot to fame as Masterchef 2022 winner, will demonstrate his signature dishes in the Live Cookery Theatre. 

Another star name, Makbul Patel, from Great British Bake Off 2020, will demonstrate Indian cookery and help organisers from Food Sorcery cookery school in Manchester to compere.

He joins the crème de la crème of the region’s best chefs appearing including local restaurant talent.

Traders have been keen to make their appearance in the Street Food Arena offering a smorgasbord of international cuisine at 25 outlets including Greek, Italian, Lebanese, Cuban, Turkish and Thai.  

An Artisan Street Market will set tastebuds tingling with more than 50 producers selling everything from cakes, cookies, candy floss, brownies, sweets and ice cream to cheese, olives, pies, spirits, spices and preserves.

Tasty tipples will be served up at a range of Independent Bars including craft ales, ciders, gins and cocktails – the fresh coconut mix has become a festival favourite.  Barista coffee and speciality teas will also be available.

The festival aims to be a platform for break-through music acts and there will be non-stop music throughout the weekend – 12 performers are already confirmed for the Live Music Stage.

Young families can enjoy magicians and circus acts in the  Entertainment Tent. Roving entertainers will raise a smile including stilt-walkers, jugglers and fire eaters – plus an appearance by the hilarious French Chefs Riding Giant Bikes! 

Children’s activities also include inflatables, art displays, fun fair rides and an animal club where they can learn about keeping pets.

It’s a bumper offering for the event’s debut in Nantwich underlining its reputation as a popular festival town. 

Live Music – Listen to the sounds of award winning Jazz, Soul, Pop, Swing and Indie performers! Over 26 performers join us each year, from solo performers, to choirs, bands and much more.

Live Entertainment – Stroll across the bustling site and you will come to the Entertainment Arena, where you will witness the mind-boggling talents of magicians, comedians and entertainers! Suitable for all ages, interactive shows take place every hour, on the hour.

Children’s Entertainment – Kids? See the excitement on their faces as they watch the Magic Matt show taking place each day. Take part in the free kids quiz and fact-hunt all around the site. Be sure to swing by the Traditional Fun Fair and Inflatable Land on your way, and check out our Arts and Crafts area!

Supporting Mental Health – As always, our charity partner at the festival is Mid Cheshire Mind. We will be collecting donations through optional donations on ticket sales and many fun activities. We have raised over £45,000 for local mental health charities so far. Thank you!

Wellbeing – Walk through the dedicated wellbeing area at the festival. Here you will find everything from Independent Cosmetics, to Yoga Talks or healthy living interactions.


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Tel: 01270 625245

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