Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair 2019: More than 150 exhibitors to see
One of the biggest celebrations of the county's own produce takes place over Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1, at The Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair.
The two-day event will be held indoors, across two halls, at the Lincolnshire Showground, in Lincoln. It's open from 9am until 4pm both days.
Now in its 19th year, there will be more than 150 exhibitors at the fair, including a range of exhibitors in a purpose-built Santa's workshop, with storytelling, hands-on crafts and baking activities for children.
The Lincolnshire Kitchen will be brought to life with top chefs and producers sharing their tips on how to cook up a festive feast, with samples to try.
And in between shopping, or watching one of the demonstrations, people will be able to enjoy live performances from guest choirs, alongside a bite to eat from one the hot food stands.
In Santa's workshop, look out for the reindeer food bar, a pet bandanas designing workshop with Zukie Style, Christmas pottery painting with The Little Pottery Studio, willow weaving with Lincolnshire Willow and storytelling from Lincoln Performing Arts.
For the foodies, new to the fair this year is New York inspired bakery 42nd East Bakehouse and The Unconventional Distillery Co, both based in Lincoln.
Jayne Southall, CEO of the Lincolnshire Showground, said: “Being involved in the fair can really help to increase brand awareness for exhibitors and allows them to access wider audiences.
"Our visitors are always really keen to get to know all about local producers and their products. People love to buy locally, and it is great that we can offer such a variety to suit all tastes."
Parking at the venue is free for the event, and entry to the fair costs £5 in advance; or £6 on the day, with under five-year-olds going free.
Tickets can be bought online or over the phone (plus postage).
To book online and to find out more about the fair, visit: www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk or call 01522 522900.
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