Ottery St Mary’s ever-popular Food and Families Festival set to return with veritable feast of delights

Trying some of the jams at the Ottery Food and Family Festival. Ref sho 23-16TI 1494. Picture: Terry

Trying some of the jams at the Ottery Food and Family Festival. Ref sho 23-16TI 1494. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Date for this year’s event revealed as organisers promise to serve up a fun-filled platter of demonstrations, local produce and children’s activities

Trying some of the jams at the Ottery Food and Family Festival. Ref sho 23-16TI 1494. Picture: Terry

Trying some of the jams at the Ottery Food and Family Festival. Ref sho 23-16TI 1494. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Culinary connoisseurs and fun lovers eagerly anticipating the return of Ottery St Mary’s Food and Families Festival this summer can now save the date.

Organisers say the fifth annual event, to be held on Saturday, June 3, is shaping up to be a ‘cracker’ as they reveal plans to build on the success of last year and bring back the ‘hugely popular’ pedestrianised Market Square in the heart of town.

Now a well-established favourite in the East Devon calendar, the festival continues to be run on a not-for-profit basis and has support of local producers, produce and chefs.

Festival director Ruud Jansen Venneboer said: “I can’t quite believe we are planning what will already be our fifth festival. And - as you are all used to - we’ll make this one better again.


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“Volunteers organising the event are now busy piecing together all the great things you’ve learnt to expect from this vibrant community event; chef demonstrations, children’s activities, local street food vendors and produce traders. We’re also keeping our fingers crossed for some summer sunshine.”

To keep up to date with all the developments and what’s new for 2017, view the festival’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OtteryStMaryFoodFamiliesFestival or visit: www.otteryfood.org.

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