Reepham gears up for August food festival

The region’s food and drink producers are getting their wares ready and dusting off their stalls for the return of the Reepham Food Festival, when 30 producers will offer a mix of hot and cold food and drinks to taste and buy.

Photos: John Tym

After nearly two years of postponements, many people are looking forward to being out and about again, but for safety reasons the organisers are restricting the number of stalls for this year’s event, which will be held on Sunday 22 August from 10 am to 4 pm with free entry.
Locally produced ciders, beers, wines, spirits and fruit juices will be on offer, as well as a hog roast and burgers, cold meats, pies and curries, chutneys and jams, chocolates, ice cream and kitchen products.
Reepham’s eateries will also be open and the Bircham Centre garden will again be open as a picnic area to consume purchases.
There will be cookery demonstrations from local experts arranged by Reepham WI, so you can pick up tips and tricks to make more of your cooking.
Local artists will be joining in, too, with an exhibition in St Michael’s, where paintings, ceramics and tapestries will be on show to view and buy and you can even talk to the artists.
You can also see what local organisations are up to: Reepham Rotary will have news of the new Sunshine Café for people with memory loss, which will be launched in September.
Reepham Lions will be raising funds for their good causes with a food tombola and the Scouts will be on hand to explain their latest plans.
The food festival promises to be a safe day out, with well-spaced stalls and a chance to meet and enjoy seeing your neighbours in the fresh air and trying new ideas in food and Drink.
The event is organised by Reepham & District Rotary Club together with a growing number of other organisations and individuals. Volunteers are welcome to apply through the festival website.
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