Family FunZone unveiled for Nantwich Food Festival
4th August 2017

The Nantwich Food Festival is gearing up to offer families and children a fabulous experience with Hall Smith Whittingham’s Family FunZone marquee set to delight all ages.

Additional sponsorship by the Cheshire legal firm has enabled festival committee members to create an exciting programme of activities for the anticipated 40,000 visitors.

The new marquee will be located near HSW’s Nantwich office by Market Street, hosting a range of exhibits and entertainment under cover, and on the firm’s nearby lawns.

Roger Mills, festival director, said: “Having another major local company provide valuable marquee space is a huge boost for the festival.
“Crewe and Nantwich businesses have shown amazing support again, and their backing allows us to improve the festival offering each year.

“It’s a cliché to say that this year’s event will be the best yet, but we are all very excited and can’t wait to reveal some of the new attractions.”

With a focus on children and families, the HSW Family FunZone marquee will stage dance and circus workshops in conjunction with local organisations.

RedShift Radio, Funsters and Dr Zig’s will be on hand to provide music, games, crazy bubbles and face-painting fun.
Children can learn how to milk a cow, complete giant floor jigsaws that show where farm produce comes from, and experience mysterious “feely” boxes with hidden secrets.

KidzKitchen will introduce mums, tots and young foodies to some delicious cookery ideas, while older children can test their BBQ skills with a burger cook-off run by Clewlow Butchers.

There will also be old favourites such as hook-a-duck, hula-hoop, hopscotch and other traditional games that children and adults love to play.

Angela Lewis, Marketing Partner at Hall Smith Whittingham, said: “We love the idea of staging activities that will engage all of the family, and encourage participation for anyone who wants to get involved.

“We are delighted to be teaming up with X Academy School of Performing Arts and other groups who will be running workshops in the marquee.

“Everyone at Hall Smith Whittingham believes in teamwork and supporting each other. That ethos is extended to the local community, so hosting one of the marquees is the perfect way to reach out and give something back.”

Entry to the Nantwich Food Festival marquees and exhibitions is free, with a varied programme of events, music and entertainment spread across the three days.

The Nantwich Food Festival takes place from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September.

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Calling all lovely volunteers and people interested in helping us in 2018. On the 22nd March we are holding a friendly, drop-in open evening at the Bowling Green Pub, Monks Green, CW5 5DN from 19:30 onward.

You will be able to talk to other volunteers and find out which roles are available. We need people who can help us all year round and over the Festival weekend; maybe you only have a couple of hours to spare but we still need you. Nibbles and drinks will be available and lots of friendly faces to talk to.

Please come along. We all look forward to meeting you and making new friends. If you have any questions before please email volunteers@nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk and if you think you might be able to come along on the night it would be great if you can comment below. This will give us an idea for catering. With many thanks.
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Sunday afternoon saw many of the volunteers and committee members of the Nantwich Food Festival gather together at the Olive Grove conference centre. They revisited the 2017 event and as a team discussed how they could learn from it and make the 2018 show even better for visitors, exhibitors and town centre businesses alike.

Director of the event John Coulter said "It was fantastic to see so many great people join us with some wonderful ideas and support for the Food Festival. There were some fantastic discussions and we can't wait to release details of these as the events are confirmed over the next few months"

Recently the management team was pleased to welcome Councillor Andrew Martin to the committee. Former Mayor Andrew is passionate about Nantwich and sharing the word about everying the town has to offer. "It is great to be part of something that brings the whole community together and attracts over 40,000 visitors to our streets. I am looking forward to seeing how the 2018 event will build upon the great work of previous years"

Andrew is pictured here with Nantwich Food Festival Chairman Christine Farrell and John Coulter.

If you want to be kept up to date with all the latest news and entertainments booked for the show, please like the Food Festival page and follow our updates.
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