After being postponed due to the pandemic, the Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival is back on, with a new date of Saturday September 11th. And this time round it has a new location, in a field near to our Ottery St Mary garden centre.
The new location means the festival will be all in one place, giving it a real carnival feel. A central arena with hay bales providing a picnic area will be surrounded by producer stalls and catering stands, so parents can relax and enjoy the atmosphere as they can easily keep an eye on their kids.
In response to feedback from previous festivals, there’s more for the youngsters to do to, with the Thelma Hulbert Gallery’s new travelling ‘Creative Cabin’ set to provide a fun space to explore art and nature, plus local outdoor learning expert Alan Bruford on hand to impart bushcraft skills. Music will be a bigger part of the event than ever before with a dedicated performance stage, and there will be a few surprises for festival goers to enjoy.
Still to be revealed is a stellar line up of chefs taking part in the cookery demonstrations, with some very well-known names in the mix.
We are delighted to be headline sponsor of the festival for the sixth time, alongside other local sponsors including Otter Brewery on board as the beer sponsor; Kings Manor Care Home sponsoring the marquee; The Pig at Combe, sponsor of the food demonstration area; Ottery’s Samosa Lady sponsoring the ‘Spice Stage’, Connexion Software supporting as website sponsor and Hall & Scott Estate Agents sponsoring festival volunteer branded shirts.
You can find out more about the event, what’s on and how to get there by visiting the festival website otteryfood.org