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Farnham Food & Drink Festival returns

Bowls of olives at the Food Festival

The Farnham Food & Drink Festival returns on Sunday 26 September and promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

“Local foodies missed out last year due to COVID so we have a jam packed list of chefs, restauranteurs, brewers, bakers and local producers itching to share their food, drink, recipes and knowledge with home cooks, shoppers and visitors,” says Councillor Pat Evans, Lead Member for Tourism and Events at Farnham Town Council.

With the festival taking over Castle Street and The Borough for the whole day, the aroma of street food from international cuisine is set to be irresistible to shoppers, many of whom will have missed out on their usual holidays abroad this summer. The festival opens at 10am and closes at 4pm.

Among the 100-plus stalls, the festival will feature the best of British food and drink traditions, particularly through locally brewed beers, UK cheeses and baked goods. New for this year is a chilli eating competition which promises to be a crowd-pleasing highlight of the festival. Competitors brave enough to participate can enter on the day.  

If all that sounds exhausting, then unwind with a freshly made cocktail or mocktail while local bands entertain festival goers with live music.

Councillor Pat Evans adds: “I promise there will be no shortage of samples to try this year and we also have some excellent demonstrations for people wanting to learn about the produce they see on sale. The wonderful Lisa Marley, who is known for her very popular cook-alongs on social media and is also highly respected in the world of professional recipe development, will take us through some of her favourite recipes.”

Demonstrations throughout the day, compered by the ever-popular Paul Evers, will give home cooks the chance to sharpen up their knife skills, learn new techniques or follow a step-by-step guide to new and much-loved recipes. As well as the cookery demonstration stage, there will be a live music stage too. 

A complete list of stallholders plus details about parking and practical arrangements will be available on Farnham Town Council’s website at

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