Marking its quarter-century anniversary of bringing some of the best street food and drink to the city, the Manchester Food & Drink Festival is set to make a grand return to Cathedral Gardens this September – with some special plans in store for the big celebration.
Promising to be the ‘biggest yet’, this year’s festival will showcase some of the best local talent, bringing back the annual pop up food and drink village, a huge 25th-anniversary beer bar, a wine and gin bar, an artisan food market, tons of masterclasses, banquets and, of course, live music.
If that wasn’t all, the festival will be bringing tons of events, offers and more to local restaurants, too, with a special focus on some of the chefs and restaurants that have been a part of MFDF over the past 25 years. Sustainability will also be a running theme this year, with zero waste and budget cooking classes and a completely plastic-free Festival Hub.
Commenting on the 25th Festival, Founder Phil Jones said: “We’re proud and excited to be presenting the 25th Anniversary Manchester Food and Drink Festival. I can honestly say when we started the Festival 25 years ago we could never have imagined what was to come for the city or the event itself. This year’s Festival will be about celebrating that progress and looking ahead too… From restaurants who took part in the very first MFDF to some of the hottest new talent, it’s going to be a superb Festival for everyone”
Details of this year’s traders and events are currently under wraps, however, you can stay tuned right here as soon as more is revealed. As always, the festival will be free to enter, and will take place between 15th – 25th September.
Also published on Medium.