Canterbury Food and Drink Festival - Friday 26 to Sunday 28 of September 2014
The last weekend of September sees The Dane John Gardens in Canterbury transformed into one giant smorgasbord of the best of local food and drink. From one end of the gardens to another, from breakfast through to elevenses, afternoon tea, dinner and supper, its a walking gastronomic tour of sampling and dining on local delights. The Canterbury Food and Drink Festival hits the Dane John Gardens just as the students hit the city at the end of a long summer. As a result it represents what makes Canterbury such a multicultural and dynamic city with its mix of families, professionals, students and overseas visitors. It's an event that sees everyone joining together to celebrate everything Kentish, from a pint of real ale to a hog roast and much more besides. You can sample street food from across the globe made from the best local produce, take your pick of 3 stages of entertainment and sample a tipple whilst relaxing in one of the comfy seating areas.
Over in the Little Lounge, the Lounge on the Farm team will be bringing Workshops, Messy Play and Face painting, circus workshops, entertainers and miniature fun fair rides to keep little legs busy whilst mum and dad enjoy lying in the grass with a pint of Kentish cider.
Produced in Kent will be bringing The Garden of England's best producers such as Godmersham Game and Gadds of Ramsgate to a handful of street food stalls from London.
The Festival Bar will be stocked to the rafters with cocktails, real ales and lagers whilst the clever brewers of Kent have joined together to launch a beer event that captures the unique flavours of the first, fresh hops of the harvest The Green Hop Festival Bar. More than 20 of the county's breweries are making their own versions of the ale which features hops brewed within as little as 4 hours of being picked. The flavour encapsulates those last weeks of summer as the sun dips into the autumn and the leaves start to fall.