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Ourburystedmunds Food & Drink Festival offers a tasty menu...

Foodies can look forward to two days of delicious treats over the Bank Holiday weekend as Ourburystedmunds serves up its annual Food & Drink Festival. Among the attractions are displays by two celebrity chefs, stalls selling all kinds of food and drink, the ever popular Ourburystedmunds beach and a special ‘Taste of Rio’ area.

The free event, which has become an annual favourite in the town, gets underway on Sunday 28 August when the special guest is Galton Blackiston from North Norfolk’s Michelin-starred Morston Hall. On Monday 29 James Tanner will be in the Aga Rangemaster Theatre Kitchen outside Moyses Hall on Cornhill. Both chefs are well known for their television appearances as well as running their own highly-regarded restaurants.

Now in its fifth year, the Festival is organised by the town centre Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Ourburystedmunds. Its Chief Executive Mark Cordell said: “This weekend celebrates food and drink from the very best of what’s on offer on our doorstep in and around Bury St Edmunds to international cuisine. This year we’re celebrating the fantastic success of Team GB in Brazil with our Taste of Rio feature in Langton Place, offering a real carnival atmosphere.

“Once again the BID member businesses are really getting behind the festival as well, including hosting a demonstration on the stage, having a stall as part of the event or doing something special at their own premises over the weekend.”

Another new attraction at the Food & Drink Festival for this year is the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the grounds of the Cathedral, offering Alice In Wonderland themed drop in family activities. Throughout both days there will also be a Farmers’ Market on Angel Hill and numerous other stalls and food offerings across the town.

For younger visitors there will be a range of children’s activities in and around the town centre, including cake decorating workshops, face painting in Cornhill Walk, the mini-farm in Abbeygate Street and the beach complete with deckchairs at Charter Square in the arc along with fairground rides and free street entertainment across both days.

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