First for foodies fun at Creswell Crags

Advanced baguettes and french baking will be featured at the festival (picture courtesy of the School of Artisan Food)
Advanced baguettes and french baking will be featured at the festival (picture courtesy of the School of Artisan Food)

Food lovers in North Derbyshire are being encouraged to attend a new food festival due to take place at a popular local tourist attraction.

The inaugural Creswell Crags Food Festival will take place on Sunday, September 6, from 11am to 5pm and is free to attend.

Organisers say producers from across the region will be serving “delicious delights” to visitors in what will be a “fantastic event for all ages.”

Michael Crane, events and communications co-ordinator for Creswell Crags, said: “We are really excited about the Food festival.

“It will be a great chance for families to have a great day out and sample some of the brilliant produce this area has to offer.”

Of particular interest will be stalls run by Jaquest Smokehouse who will be bringing their award-winning smoked meats and fish, the Saucy Pizza Company who will be cooking fantastic wood-fired pizzas and Arrow Farm Shop who will bringing along some of their brilliant local produce.

In addition to all the savoury fayre on offer Ooohlalaa Cupcakes and Simply Cakes will be serving up “mouth-watering” treats for those with a sweet tooth.

For drinkers, Fuggle Bunny Brewery will be manning the pumps, bringing local ales from their award winning brewery to help visitors refresh themselves after a hard days’ tasting.

And once visitors have had their fill of all the food and drink on offer there will still be lots for families to get involved with such as sushi-making demonstrations and a food-foraging trail around the crags.

Creswell Crags forms part of one of Europe’s most important archaeological landscapes and hit the national headlines in April 2003 with the discovery of ice-age cave art dating back 13,000 years including figures of birds, deer, bison and horse.