Tenterden Food and Drink Festival
Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2019
Visitor entry is free
11.30 - 12.30 Karl Schilg
12.45 - 2.15 Ian Fox
2.30pm - 3.30 The Spittin Feathers
3.45 - 4.45 Ian Fox
5pm - 6 The Spittin Feathers
12 – 2pm Harry Osborne
3.30 - 5.30 Harripaul
The Tenterden Food & Drink Festival will be returning from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May. Now in its third year, this free to enter event has become a firm favourite in the local calendar with 2019 promising to be the best yet. Visitors will be treated to an array of local, national and international stalls selling street foods from around the world, artisan grocery products and beverages together with an arts and crafts section.
Situated on the Recreation Ground close to the centre of Tenterden, the festival is readily accessible via public transport and with plenty of car parking in town, getting to the event is straight forward. Alongside the shopping experience and alfresco dining area, there will be a range of entertainment for the whole family including children’s rides and slides. A live music stage will see a line-up of artists performing across a range of genre, whilst the Famous Last Stand bar will be serving a selection of craft beers, cider, wine, gin and plenty of fizz!
‘We are delighted to be returning to Tenterden where our Food & Drink Festival receives such a warm welcome from locals and tourists alike,’ said Paul Kennedy, Director of Zoom Events. ‘Our event will bring an enormous selection of delicious food and a wealth of family friendly entertainment to this picturesque Kent town’ he continued.
Visitors can expect to find fresh, handmade street foods including mouth-watering pork or chicken souvlaki, burgers with homemade toppings, jerk chicken, goat curry, authentic Thai delicacies, game sausages, kebabs, sweet and savoury crepes plus a range of healthy vegetarian and vegan foods. A range of refreshing ice creams will be on hand, as well as cocktails from a vintage VW camper van converted into a unique bar.
Homemade groceries will be available for tasting so that guests can choose their favourites to purchase and savour at home. Award winning flavoured waxed cheese truckles, locally produced jams, fruit crumbles and juices, chilli relishes, ketchups, marinades and fresh meats are just some of the artisan and locally produced foods on offer. Bottles of chocolate wine, flavoured vodkas and gins will make ideal gifts or treats for those who love a little tipple, whilst barista style coffees, coffee beans, unusual teas and hot chocolates add to the line-up of beverage products to take away.
The Tenterden Food & Drink Festival is open on Friday 17th May 12pm – 7pm, Saturday 18th May 10am – 8pm and Sunday 19th May 11am – 6pm. Come to the festival and stay for the day to enjoy the independent shops and all the charm that Tenterden has to offer.
Stallholder booking https://www.marketsquaregroup.co.uk/core/eventdetails?id=342
Organised by the Market Square Group
Open for bookings
- Bessborough farm
Fresh fruit, jam chutneys, crumbles, takeaway afternoon tea, apple juice and ice cream from our own fruit
- Up the Garden
Handmade chilli products such as; chilli relishes, ketchups, marinades and peanuts etc
- The Great British Cheese Company
- Award winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles
- Ritoweg Farm Ltd
Goat meat, Mutton, Pork, Pork sausages - various flavours, Goat sausages - various flavours
- Mr Olive
Olives, baklava, Turkish delight, nuts and Italian biscuits
- Butternut Box
At Butternut Box, we believe that dogs deserve better. That’s why we’re putting the food back into dog food. We prepare home-cooked meals using the freshest ingredients. Perfectly portioned to your pup. Delivered straight to your door. Butternut Box launched in April 2016 and since then we’ve been rapidly growing. We currently offer four delicious recipes which are Lamb, Beef, Chicken and Turkey.
Chutneys, jams, marmalades, sauces, jelly’s, pickles, conserves, and cordials
- Hot Face Sauces
Real Chilli Sauces. Made in Kent: Hot Face Sauces provides you with all your possible chilli needs including sauces, preserves, snacks, books, gifts and more!
BEVERAGES / DRINKS / ICE CREAM
- The Cooking Box Ltd
Burgers with a variety of homemade toppings, which can be added to a traditional meat burger or a chicken breast or vegetarian, all served in a bun with a side of fries and homemade coleslaw. All produce is sourced locally within the Kent area. We also offer nachos with various toppings, water and canned drinks.
- Real Greek Food
Pork or chicken souvlaki in a pitta bread with tomato, tzatziki sauce, onion and fries.
- Caribbean Hut
Jerk Chicken, curry goat, curry chicken, patties, jerk pork, dumplings and salad
- Thai Next Door
Authentic Thai Food; Stir fried dishes, Thai curries, Noodles, Homemade spring rolls and soft drinks
- Nicky's Little Kitchen Co
Delicious homemade crepes; both sweet and savoury toppings offered. We pride ourselves on being able to offer both gluten free and vegetarian options. Soft drinks.
- Godmersham Game
Venison burgers, Wild boar burgers, Wild boar & apple sausages, Venison sausages, Venison & chilli sausages, Partridge & pear sausages and Guinea Fowl & ginger sausages.
- Hands of Hope
Delicious, healthy vegetarian/vegan food; Pav Bhaji Indian Street Food - Vegetable Curry served with warm bap, Halloumi wraps - griddled cheese served with yogurt, mint, garlic dressing and crunchy salad, Chickpea wraps - spicy chickpeas Indian style served on fresh made nan type bread, Seasonal salads, Potato skins filled with vegetarian/ vegan fillings, No sugar cakes and fruit salads
Pulled chicken marinated in sweet chilli and piri piri marinade, chicken kebabs, lamb kofte kebab, pljeskavica (burger), doner kebabs and falafels, all served in homemade naan bread and fresh salad
- The Famous Last Stand
Selection of Beer, Ale, Lager, Cider, Prosecco, Wine and Gin
- Snow White Catering
Ice Cream Van
- Silent Pool Distillers
Gin, Vodka and Glassware
- Willobeans Espresso Bar
Barista style coffee, speciality teas, lush hot chocolate, iced coffee, our own bags of Willoblend coffee beans. Option of addition of Baileys or Brandy in coffee or espresso Martini
- Moswick Wines & Spirits
Rubis Chocolate wine is an indulgent Spanish Tempranillo wine, macerated with Cocoa beans from Ghana and then fortified in London to bring through flavours of bold cherry, dark chocolate and vanilla. V Gallery is an exciting new Italian grain vodka, distilled 5 times to give it a truly smooth taste, which comes in many unique flavours, including; marshmallow, toffee fudge, coffee, mango, cucumber and many more. We also have a fantastic selection of flavoured Gins.
Snow Cones - consisting of ice shavings that are topped with flavored syrups
- Beetlejuice (Kent)
Cocktails from our 1978 VW camper of between 6-8 different cocktails (many of which can be sold as non-alcoholic mocktails). We use locally sourced and quality ingredients.
CRAFT / ART / ACCESSORIES / HOME / GARDEN / OTHER
- Cats Protection
Engaging with members of the public about the charity’s work and core objectives of rehoming, neutering and education whilst promoting ways in which members of the public an assist with fund-raising for the Cat Protection Charity.
- Ashley Vincent Photography
Wildlife photo prints in mounts as well as desktop acrylic blocks and ready-to-hang wall acrylics.
- Demelza Children's Hospice
Raising Money for Children's Hospice
- Lipscomb Cars Ltd
3 Show Cars
- Charles Taylor
Handcrafted Outdoor Wooden Garden Furniture. Manufactured in the UK and delivered fully assembled to customer houses. All furniture products are made from high-quality Scandinavian redwood, using sustainable woods to ensure the quality.
Indian rugs, Italian clothing and a selection of jewellery
- Willow Fine Arts
Original Artwork Artwork, Prints Artwork, associated giftware, Engraved glassware and Garden Sculptures
- Riverford Organic Farmers
Information of organic fruit and veg box home delivery service. No produce sold on the day – leaflets will be available and the option to sign up to orders for delivery.
STALLS ATTENDED IN 2018
Marshmallow Heaven Handmade luxury marshmallows, nut brittles, honeycomb, cookie smores and fresh lemonade
Leigh’s Fine Foods A range of hand-raised pies, farmhouse cheeses and salads.
Up the Garden Handmade chilli products; chilli relishes, ketchups, marinades, peanuts, pasties and scotch eggs.
Preston's Forstal Marsh Apple Juiced Bottled apple juice, mainly from Heritage variety apples giving a wide range of taste, colour and textures.
The Great British Cheese Company Award winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles
Ritoweg Farm Ltd Goat meat, Mutton, Pork, Pork sausages - various flavours, Goat sausages - various flavours
Kentish Stores Kent food and beauty produce - Jams, Marmalades & Jellies, Chutney, Honey & Mustard, Sauces, Vinegars, Oils & Dressings, Beauty & Wellbeing, Hampers & Gifts
HOT FOOD - STREET FOOD
The Cooking Box Ltd Burgers with a variety of homemade toppings, which can be added to a traditional meat burger or a chicken breast or vegetarian, all served in a bun with a side of fries and homemade coleslaw. All produce is sourced locally within the Kent area. We also offer nachos with various toppings, water and canned drinks.
The Street Pig We serve three dishes including, 6-hour cooked BBQ Applewood smoked pork ribs with a pickled slaw and potato salad; Flamed rump steak with chimichurri sauce in a toasted baguette; Halloumi in a brioche bun with an aubergine roasted red pepper and humous. Along with this we sell our own Great Taste Award winning BBQ Sauce and Hot Sauce in Street Pig branded bottles.
Thai Next Door Authentic Thai Food; Stir fried dishes, Thai curries, Noodles, Homemade spring rolls and soft drinks
Pepes Churros Churros and Hot Chocolate.
Nicky's Little Kitchen Co Delicious homemade crepes; both sweet and savoury toppings offered. We pride ourselves on being able to offer both gluten free and vegetarian options. Soft drinks.
Godmersham Game Venison burgers, Wild boar burgers, Wild boar & apple sausages, Venison sausages, Venison & chilli sausages, Partridge & pear sausages and Guinea Fowl & ginger sausages.
Ibi's Kitchen Chicken tikka masala, Beef Madras (spicy), Saag aloo, Mushroom curry, Tandoori naan, Vegetable samosa. All served with white rice
Greek Souvlaki UK Traditional Greek Souvlaki - freshly marinated grilled chicken with salad, potatoes and homemade tzatziki in pitta bread. Grilled chicken skewers box with potatoes, Greek salad and sauces. Spinach & feta pie. Greek moussaka. Halloumi cheese salad & tzatik. Lamb Kleftiko-cooked lamb with roasted vegetables
Sanezana Pulled chicken marinated in sweet chilli and piri piri marinade, chicken kebabs, lamb kofte kebab, pljeskavica (burger), doner kebabs and falafels, all served in homemade naan bread and fresh salad
Heavenly Sausage Pre smoked and BBQ foot long sausages (chicken/pork) along with homemade stuffed dumplings. All products are Polish.
BEVERAGES / DRINKS / ICE CREAM
The Famous Last Stand Festival Bar providing a range of Craft Lagers, Ales, Ciders, Wines & Prosecco
English Spirit Distillery We are a small batch copper pot distillery producing premium quality vodka, gin, single malt, apple brandy, the only rum made in England, liqueurs (including our ever popular Toffee Vodka).
Dotty About Cake Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Squash and Cakes: Victoria sponge, Coffee, Lemon drizzle and Carrot, Chocolate Brownies, Scones
Moswick Wines & Spirits Rubis Chocolate wine is an indulgent Spanish Tempranillo wine, macerated with Cocoa beans from Ghana and then fortified in London to bring through flavours of bold cherry, dark chocolate and vanilla. V Gallery is an exciting new Italian grain vodka, distilled 5 times to give it a truly smooth taste. It comes in 8 unique flavours, including; marshmallow, toffee fudge, coffee, mango, cucumber, grape, coconut and berry.
Wise Owl Cider Ltd Bottled Cider - 500ml & Mini Kegs
The Cosy Eskimo Thai frozen rolled ice cream; Established in Thailand, this is an ice cream with a difference. A dairy base is mixed with ingredients of the customer's choice (this can be Oreo's, Strawberries, Mango, Nutella, Fudge, Peanut Butter, Biscuits, Chocolate bars of all kinds, Sweets and Candies to name but a few), the mix is then 'spread' across and freezing cold plate and 'fried' (frozen). Is it served in curls, and is such a fun product to watch being made. It is either served on its own, or with our 'Bumpy Waffle'.
CRAFT / ART / ACCESSORIES / HOME / GARDEN / OTHER
Galex Gardens Direct Decorative Garden Items; Planters, Metal Animals, wind chimes, suncatchers.
Fry Teak Teak garden furniture, life size driftwood horses & animals, handycrafts and a new rustic range of furniture
Demelza Children's Hospice Raising Money for Children's Hospice
Zane's Magic Shop Beginners Magic Tricks with demonstrations
Kent Cookery School Information about the cookery school with an option to purchase gift vouchers, book cookery classes or subscribe to receive news about the school.
Sussex Wildlife Trust Raising awareness about their work and need for support. Individuals will be invited to become a member of the Trust by contributing a regular gift to Sussex Wildlife Trust.
CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT / ATTRACTIONS
Story-Teller Interactive story-telling Sandal Sticks Theatre – Saturday, 1.00-4.00pm.
Fairground Rides Zorbs, coconut shy, inflatable slide
12.00pm - Harry Osborne Music
1.00pm - Tom Cole Music
2.00pm - Harry Osborne Music
3.00pm - Tom Cole Music
4.00pm - Harripaul
12.00pm - Terry Leach
2.00pm - Terry Leach
3.00pm - Nelson King
The King Elvises The King Elvises will be entertaining the crowds with singing and comedy on Sunday in between the live music performances.