Foodie festival bonanza for Bristol

May 05 2016

Foodie festival bonanza for Bristol

BISHOPSTON and Redland residents are in for foodie treat this May with not just one, but three food festivals coming to the city.

The Gloucester Road and Stoke’s Croft areas are wellknown for their independent bakeries, vegetarian and vegan cafes, and adventurous menus and there is something for everyone at these events.

Bristol Food Connections festival kicks off with a bumper weekend of Bank Holiday events in College Green, and Millennium and Anchor Square from April 29 May 2.

There are talks, tastings and trails, free cooking demonstrations and discussions, plus markets and musical performances in the evening. 

The festival aims to connect people to all aspects of their food, from how and where it was grown, to who served it, how it tastes, makes us feel and the way it brings communities together.

Foodies Festival returns to Bristol at The Downs on May 13 15, with top chefs and a host of gastronomic delights. Last month’s issue of the Bishopston Voice featured a prize draw for three pairs of free tickets and three lucky winners will be on their way to the festival.

One of Europe’s biggest and longestrunning vegan festivals, VegfestUK Bristol, returns to the Harbourside on May 21 22. VegfestUK organiser Tim Barford said: “This year’s show is going to be bigger and better.

The atmosphere last year in our home city of Bristol was amazing and the feedback we received was incredible.

Bristol is becoming a key vegan hot spot attracting people from all over the world.”

VegfestUK Bristol demonstrates just how easy it is to go vegan and stay vegan with an amazing array of foods, education, talks, cookery demonstrations and plus live music. Marshall Jefferson headlines the Saturday house party supported by live sets from Alison Limerick, Adamski and Criss Cross from Club Yeyo.