If you’ve read our blogs, you’ll know how much we love our local food and drinks.
From stunning Suffolk pork through to delicious farmhouse cheeses (not to mention our world-renowned beers, ciders and fruit juices), our county really does have something for every taste bud.
Over the next few months Suffolk is showcasing some of its best local produce, so if you’re looking for something to do on your next farm holiday, why not visit some of the upcoming food fairs?
We’re sure you’ll come away a real Suffolk food fan!
Summer lovin, havin’ a blast… at the local food fairs
First up, we have the Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend. If you’ve ever visited the town’s famous Christmas Fair, you’ll know that you’re in for a real treat.
We’re particularly excited about this because there will be a live cooking demonstration from Maison Bleue, one of Bury St Edmunds’s top French restaurants. There will also be cocktail demonstrations, stall holders and even a man-made beach in the town centre, making it the perfect day out for the whole family.
Do you remember… that Food fair in September?
If you’re a true food fan, then a Suffolk farm break in September is a must. There are several food and drink fairs taking place across the county, and thanks to our easily accessible location, our cottages are the perfect base whilst you explore the sights and tastes of Suffolk.
The Newmarket Food and Drink Festival (15-16 September) is worth a visit, particularly if you are a horse racing fan. The festival is part of the town’s Open Weekend which allows visitors to go behind the scenes of British Racing, so you can combine a love of good food and drink with the fun and glamour of horse racing.
You may be surprised to know that Aldeburgh is much more than the best fish and chips in the UK.
The 29-30 September sees the return of the traditional Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival. Now in its 13th year, it has grown to become one of the real highlights of the Suffolk calendar. Visitors can visit more than 100 food producers during the two days and there are a series of pre-bookable masterclasses that you can participate in – we certainly wouldn’t want to miss the chocolate tasting session with Pump Street Bakery!
Finally, if you’re a seafood lover, the Woodbridge Shuck is not to be missed! Taking place on the 22-23 September, this two-day festival is described by organisers as a “weekend of delicious riverside feasting”.
It’s not just about the festivals
If you can’t make it to any of the upcoming festival dates, you don’t need to miss out.
We take our food and drink seriously in Suffolk and celebrate our local produce all year round.
If you would like to understand why we are so proud of our farming culture, then a day trip with the Suffolk Heritage Food Tours are not to be missed.
Each tour allows visitors to explore our local heritage through a combination of food, drink, people and places. With six tours to choose for, there is plenty of choice whether you want to experience the Tastes of Orford, enjoy a scenic coastal ramble or travel through the Waveney countryside.
Have you visited any of the local food fairs and festivals? If so, let us know what you think via our Facebook page – we’d love to share your recommendations with our guests.