Following mega success back in Leeds, the North Leeds Food Festival is set to spread its wings this summer, bringing Manchester the first-ever Heaton Park Food & Drink Festival.
Kicking off this August 20th-21st, Mancs will be able to enjoy a gastronomic gathering like no other, with tons of incredible activities and, of course, plenty of grub to get stuck into across the two-day event.
The dog-friendly event will combine great food, drink and live music this summer, bringing with it an ocean of deck chairs where friends and family can gather for the occasion – while soaking up the summery atmosphere that will be accompanied by the scent of locally-made street food.
The festival promises a minimum of 12 acts performing per day, meaning there’ll be tons of live music to enjoy during the weekender, as well as a minimum of eight live chef demos daily where guests can pick up some fantastic tips and new recipe ideas courtesy of the pros at some of the best restaurants in the North.
For the kids, there’ll be tons of free activities to take part in while the grown-ups enjoy locally brewed beers and gins, alongside a funfair and ‘inflatable land’, live entertainment and performing arts and wonderful art displays.
Elsewhere, guests will be able to potter the quaint artisan markets, where they’ll find locally-made produce, gins, pies, crafts and sweet treats, before heading into the street food arena which will be jam-packed with delicious grub. Vendors are set to be confirmed, however, think pizzas, burgers, Asian food and so much more.
Independent bars will also be dotted throughout the festival, serving up ale, speciality ciders, gin, wine and fruity cocktails.
Organisers have said of the festival: “Celebrating our 1st year in Manchester, we have a jam-packed line up of incredible food, drink, live music, entertainment and activities!
“With a huge variety of internationally inspired cuisine, delicious drinks, sweet treats, savoury bakes, handmade arts and craft, and MUCH more in our expanded Artisan Market, filled to the brim with local and independent traders, there’s something for everyone!”
Tickets for the event are on sale now from just £4.95 per adult. Find out more here.