You and a friend could be heading to the Stone Food and Drink Festival this October with VIP passes and more. Here’s all you need to know and how to enter
We’ve got a very special prize lined up in honour of this year’s Stone Food and Drink Festival. One lucky winner will get a pair of weekend tickets to the ‘big weekend’ (Fri 4, Sat 5 & Sun 6 Oct 2019), plus a £50 voucher toward a meal for two at Aston Marina’s No.26 restaurant on any of the three evenings* after your visit.
Here’s more on what you can expect from the festival…
A feast of fun at the festival
The bustling festival takes place on Westbridge Park on the edge of town; offering foodies the chance to ‘Eat, Drink, Shop, Learn & Enjoy’. Artisan food & drink stalls from far and wide ply their wares in the Gourmet Marquee whilst global street food traders offer food ‘on the go’ for all tastes; Staffordshire brewers are out in force in the ‘beer garden’ while a fabulous gin and cocktail bar offers something for those with more refined tastes. There’s the chance to get ‘hands on’ with food in pre-booked Culinary Masterclasses on a range of topics, you can pick up tips from the pros in the Demonstration Kitchen, with live cookery demos from top local chefs on the hour, every hour, and listen to passionate producers wax lyrical in the Talks & Tastings Tent. A great line-up of bands keep the crowds entertained all weekend, whilst families will have plenty to occupy them with free kids’ cookery classes, Big Top circus shows from Panic Family Circus and pay-as-you-go crafts, face painting and other activities.
Laid-back dining at No.26…
When you’ve enjoyed your day at the festival what better way to wind down that will a delicious meal for two? Thanks to Aston Marina, which hosts the festival Park & Ride service, our lucky winner can do just that. They’ll be gifted a voucher worth £50 for them to spend on *Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening after the festival (advance reservation of table essential) in the marina’s No.26 waterside bar and restaurant. Named for the neighbouring lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal, No.26 offers an eclectic mix of global flavours and British classics in an informal setting – and our winners will be able to discover the delights of the eatery’s new autumn menu, featuring the finest locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
To be in with a chance of winning this amazing VIP prize, simply answer the following question and fill out the entry form below before the closing date of 9.30am on Monday September 30, 2019.
Q: Aston Marina’s No.26 restaurant is named after:
1. The canal lock which it sits alongside on the Trent & Mersey Canal
2. The number of dishes on its autumn menu
3. The number of moorings in the marina
The Stone Food & Drink Festival will take place on Friday 4, Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 October 2019. Entry is £7pp per day / £15 per three day pass on the gate (accompanied under 16s free). For discount advance tickets and full details of the event, head to www.stonefooddrink.org.uk
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