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Get ready for Darlington Food and Drink Festival 2018!

Get ready for Darlington Food and Drink Festival 2018!
21 May 2018

There's a feast of fun lined up in Darlington this Bank Holiday Weekend!
Top TV chefs, food and drink producers from around the region and some of the town's most popular restaurants will fill Darlington town centre for a four day foodie extravaganza.

The food festival is made up of four parts: the Market Square food court, featuring delicious food to eat and enjoy; the demonstration tent, featuring celebrity chefs Aazam Ahmad and Jean Christophe Novelli, alongside demonstrations from local chefs; food producer stalls in West Row, High Row and Blackwellgate and a packed timetable of free activities for the kids, including slime making workshops and Cool Science, cake icing and arts and crafts

Full listings for the four days - Friday May 25 to Monday May 28

Demonstration Tent Timetable of Events
Come along to the demonstration tent to  watch demonstrations, learn new skills and enjoy the entertainment from our celebrity chefs and local businesses.

Friday 25 May
10:30- 10:45:  Launch with  the  Mayor,  Aazam Ahmad,  schoolchildren  arriving  and  press 
11:00-12:00:  Aazam  Ahmad  demonstration  exclusively  to  local  school children
13:00 -14:00:  Aazam  Ahmad  solo demonstration 
15:00 -16:00:  Aazam  Ahmad  demonstration  with  Darlington  College  students 

Saturday 26th May 
11:00 -11:45:  Jean Christophe Novelli demonstration 
13:00-14:00:  Jean Christophe Novelli demonstration 
15:00 -16:00:  Jean Christophe Novelli demonstration   

Sunday 27 May 
11:00-11:45: Battle of the Burger (Hole  in  the  Wall  vs.  Kerb  Edge) 
12:00-13:00: Mercure Darlington - 'The  King's  Grill  Great  British  Barbecue' 
13:00-14:00: Make the Perfect  Sunday  Roast  (the  Keys) 
14:00-15:30: Restaurant Celebrus and Catalins Wine demo 
15:30-16:30: Cocktail  Off: (The Keys, Restaurant Celebrus, Mercure & Voodoo Cafe) 
17:00-19:30: Stand-up Comedy evening- Hilarity  Bites (tickets £5 available from Hilarity Bites)  

Monday 28 May 
11:00 -12:00: Food  for  Thought - Ready, Steady, Cook 
12:30 -13:00: Voodoo Burrito Battles

Market Square – Food Court
Come and relax in the market square to enjoy delicious street food from some of our top traders from the region offering delicious food to eat and enjoy.

- Hole in the Wall
- The Keys
- Kerb Edge
- Haworth Gins/Haworth Gin Events
- Codrophenia
- 2 Sisters Thai Food
- Urban Food (Teeside)
- Nobia's Catering
- Three Brothers Brewing Company Ltd
- Albion Grilled Cheese
- Las Paelleras
- Meat Stack
- Istanbul Grill
- Frizzante Prosecco Bike
- Little Red Pizza Shop


Activities Over the Weekend
Saturday only – try vegetable printing at Darlington Library 10.30-11.45

Saturday, Sunday & Monday – have a go at icing your own cakes with the team from the Junior Kitchen

Saturday, Sunday & Monday – free crafts and activities with Yvonne Preston from Scrapyard Studios

Saturday, Sunday & Monday – free face painting

Saturday, Sunday & Monday – bubbles and balloons with Dot and Zucky

Cool Science- Monday only  - As part of Darlington Food & Drink Festival pop into the indoor market on Monday to visit Professor Onesmith.
10:00 - 11:00 Drop in slime workshop
11:30 - 12:15 Cool Science Show
12:30 - 13:30 Drop in slime workshop
14:00 - 14:45 Cool Science Show
15:00 - 16:00 Drop in slime workshop

Street Entertainment and Theatre will fill the town centre with entertainment and fun throughout the festival.

The Tea Ladies, Singing Chefs and Waiters, The Kitsch Café, Liver Cottage Café and Gordon Blur the juggling chefs and live music from local musicians.

Food Producer Stalls

A Delicious Selection of Food Producers from across the region will be in Darlington offering a wide variety of food and drink for you to enjoy.

Location – West Row, Blackwellgate and Horsemarket

Burtree Pudding
Sanity Beans Coffee
Love Pastree
The Angels Share
Inspired Chocolates
Cossack Cuisine
JR Jams
Rosalind’s Larder
Northumbrian Sausage Co
The Little Coffee Co
Yarm Sundaes
The Busy Whisk
Urban Fudge
The Rosehip Co
Weardale Cheese
Tea with Alice
Teesdale Cheese
The Brownie Bar
Brown & Blond
A Little Cakeness
Fudge Boutique
The Butter Girls
The Cheeseboard
Food 4 Thought Darlington
Coleman’s Cider
The Fruit Kitchen
The Velveteen Rabbit
Gingernuts of Teesdale
Brownie Points
The Muffin Top
Sinfully Delicious
Bows Bakes & Cakes
Wiga Wagaa
Ridiculously Rich by Alana
CHUNK Chocolate
Fat Lass Preserves
The Cumbrian Pie Co
Riverford Organics

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