Flavours Food Festival returns with a bang

The historic village of Elsecar in South Yorkshire is opening its doors to Flavours annual food festival this weekend, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October. Packed full of foodie fun, live music, family entertainment and a spectacular firework display, the weekend is a two-day celebration for all the senses.

For 2018 the festival has a vibrant new look which includes more live entertainment, music and acts, all of which have been added to the line-up. Alongside this will be a fresh new group of guest chefs to both entertain and inspire visitors.

Offering mouth-watering delights from the region’s best local suppliers and complemented by an array of street food and drink vendors, the festival is a highlight in the diary for any Yorkshire foodie.

Entertainment has been expanded for 2018 and the cookery theatre is now free to access. The Pigott Brothers from BBC2’s The Big Family Cooking Showdown and a new voice in Indian food and wellness, Mira Manek will be joining the festival for the full weekend. Special guest, 5 AA Rosette and Michelin award-winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be appearing on Saturday only to welcome visitors.

This year there will be a live music stage with an eclectic selection of bands performing over the weekend. Street theatre artists will also be appearing all around the site, alongside workshops for the whole family to join in. The Saturday evening will end with a spectacular firework display to light up Elsecar’s sky and close the first day with a bang.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Flavours Food Fest is returning bigger and better than ever before.  The event has become a real highlight in the calendar as we welcome top chefs from across the country to Elsecar.  Visitors will have a fantastic time as they sample delicious food and see performances from great local bands.

“With an array of family-friendly entertainment sitting alongside live music, foodie fun and free parking it promises to be a great day out for all the family.”

Tickets are £5 per person with children under 14s free to attend with an adult. For more details about the event visit: bit.ly/flavoursfoodfest2018. Tickets can be purchased by searching Flavours Food Festival on Eventbrite.co.uk.