Join us at the Chew Down at this year’s Valley Fest for to experience a range of culinary treats. And it’s not just delicious organic food, there is also an abundance of food-based entertainment going on, so bellies will be full of food and laughter.
Friday night kicks off the festival in style with a wedding feast to go alongside the White Wedding club night. Before the party, celebrate the perfect marriage of food and drink with a four course meal served on vintage china plates, courtesy of Yeo Valley Canteen. Guests will be served a divine organic feast prepared by chef Paul Collins, to include roast beef, Antartic Rock and Roll, a cheese wedding cake and a glass of bubbly. Entertainment will be provided by theatre group 6FootStories, where members of the crowd can expect to get involved in some nuptial shenanigans.
Festival favourites the Midnight Feast and the Sunday Picnic make a welcome return this year, highlighting the festival’s ethos of sharing great food and good times together. The Midnight Feast is a little box of midnight delights containing an organic cheese toastie, boozy hot chocolate and an organic brownie. Available from 11pm on the Saturday night, feast boxes are collected and everyone enjoys them around beautiful artisan designed fire pits with music and theatrical spectacle, all for just £5.
And the Sunday Picnic is a real treat. Between 1pm and 3pm on the Sunday, top chefs including Josh Eggleton cook the best picnic you’ve ever had right in front of the crowd, and even serve it to them. People can then go and sit on one of the many tables or blankets with to enjoy the mouth-watering organic food together, all with an incredible view of the lake. The menu of this will be confirmed nearer the time. The picnic costs £9 for adults and £6 for kids
Venture in to the Chew Down big top and expect to find a host of fun activities and demos, from making potato puppets, hilarious eating challenges like Fluffy Bunnies, a ‘Swap Shop’ game show, grub quizzes and storytelling with a twist all presented by interactive theatre masters 6FootStories. 6FootStories are a team of vagabond theatre makers from London. They come to Valley Fest after touring their riotous three-man retelling of Macbeth to venues round the country. They are seasoned festival performers and sure to go down a storm.
Plus cooking sessions with Josh Eggleton, Tideford chefs, Abel and Cole and others, a root-veg themed art workshop with artist Natasha Clutterbuck and even Ready Steady Cook with Phil Haughton of Better Food and friends – all using Community Farm produce. There will also be sampling ‘meet the maker’ sessions with Boston Tea Party, Tideford, Yeo Valley, Story Butcher, Community Farm and others. TV chefs Pat Hart & Sherrie Eugene Hart from the Carib-Asian Cookery Show will be creating some wonderful fusion dishes with a heavy dose of laughter and heart.
So plenty to chew over!