Big Slow Brunch and a juggling chef among three days of events at Aylsham Food Festival

Aylsham Farmers' Market. Picture: SLOW FOOD AYLSHAM

Aylsham Farmers' Market. Picture: SLOW FOOD AYLSHAM - Credit: Archant

Foodies venturing to Aylsham will be in heaven over the weekend as the town's Slow Food group hosts its annual festival.

Juggling Chef Gordon Blur during last year's Aylsham Food Festival. Picture: SLOW FOOD AYLSHAM

Juggling Chef Gordon Blur during last year's Aylsham Food Festival. Picture: SLOW FOOD AYLSHAM - Credit: Archant

Gourmet delights start on Friday morning, September 30, with a range of tasters available at the regular Friday Country Market, from 8.30am-noon in the town hall.

That will be followed by a Harvest Lunch in the parish church and in the evening 100 Aylsham High School catering students will cook and serve a five-course festival dinner to 120 guests.

Saturday's events start with Aylsham's monthly Farmers' Market, including guest stalls, in the Market Place, from 8.30am-2pm.

In the town hall from 10am local chefs and butchers will stage free cookery and butchery demonstrations. Outside meanwhile, Juggling Chef Gordon Blur will entertain visitors.


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A wine tasting event at Aylsham Heritage Centre in the evening will close the day.

And the festival will end with a relaxed family Big Slow Brunch on Sunday in the town hall from 10.30am-1pm. Croissants, preserves, bread, fruit juice, muesli and the 'Full English' will be on a menu cooked and served by members of Slow Food Aylsham. Tickets are £7. Ring 07519 361812 to book.

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The festival is supported by Woodforde's Brewery and Broadland District Council.

Stuart Clancy, Broadland's portfolio holder for economic development, said: 'We are pleased to be able to support the Festival through a Community Activities Grant. Our ambition for economic success includes creating vibrant, engaged communities in Broadland.'

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