Sunday, 27 April 2014

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014

I love food but then again who doesn't! Now that I am in my own house I am on the look out for products made locally. I am all for buying at the supermarket but there is just something about discovering new sellers in your region that produce quality products. Recently I heard about the Bishop Auckland Food Festival, that ran over 26th and 27th April, which is about 40 minutes away from where I live. I was eager to make the trip to the festival to see what was on offer.

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Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Top Hat Tea Cakes

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Fresh Olives and Turkish Delight


Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Johnson's Fudge and Toffee

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Rocky Road Chocolate Muffins


Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Cupcakes

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Local Fruit Cordial

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Cheese

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Brown and Blond

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Northumberland Sausage Co.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Local Jam, Chutney, Curds

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Local Pick and Mix Sweets

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Bishop Auckland Castle

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Cookery Demo - Simon Rimmer

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Stalls

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Proof of the Pudding

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Spicy Monkey Curry

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - Rington Tea Car

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014 - The Courtgettes - Musicians

There were so many stalls offering a huge variety of different foods such as breads, meats, seasonings, oils, cakes and sweet treats. All the vendors were so friendly and they explained all that they could about their products, how they were made and answered any questions we had. You definitely feel at ease and not pressured to buy any products.

We picked up some items from; Flavour Magic, The Proof of the Pudding, Spicy Monkey, Geordie Banger Co. and Johnson's Toffee and Fudge.

The event was very well organised with two park and ride locations for ease of entry to the festival. When we arrived it was a case of getting off the bus and having a nosy around. It wasn't so big that you'd get lost or that you could miss anything, just the right size to spend a few hours having a wander around. In addition to the stalls there was also cookery demonstrations by some well known chefs (see my Simon Rimmer picture above!) and musical performances around the town by The Courgettes, three musical chefs.

I had a really good day out here and would definitely go back next year. I would recommend that you all put this in your calendars for next year!
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12 comments

  1. The rocky road muffins look AMAZING!

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  2. FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOOOOOOOOD! Despite having had afternoon tea only a few hours ago this post has made me hungry (is there no limit to the capacity of my tummy?!!)

    So glad you finally managed to get your Geordie Bangers :D Which flavour did you go for?

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    1. Haha! So much yummy looking food isn't there!

      Well I wanted a Geordie one but there were none left :( I went with the cumberland one.. :D x

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  3. God, I really miss Bish now! That pick n mix looks incredible! x

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    1. Aw did you move from there? Was a great event :D x

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  4. Food looks incredible! I love food! I haven't been to a food festival for a few years now.

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh it was great! You need to get yourself to one!
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  5. This looks amazing!
    We have a Food Festival at a local town to us, plus they have a smaller event every month, which I went to and it was great! It felt good seeing/buying/tasting local food. I came home with some amazing cheeses!
    I haven't been to Bish in a long time.. should really take a day trip..

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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    1. It is great, the day after this I went to a local farmers market! Can't get enough haha!

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  6. So gutted I missed this! All that food! I'd have been so happy, haha.
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Oh look at all that fudge and candy! Delicious!

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