Aldeburgh’s latest food events aim to showcase local produce from across Suffolk.
The ninth Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival takes place over the weekend of September 27 and 28 and brings together food producers from the local vicinity. Afterwards, there’ll be The Festival Fringe fortnight, which runs until October 12th. Supported by Debenham cider makers Aspall and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), this latter event aims to boost the local economy and promote local produce and food.
A plethora of local producers, food businesses, pubs and restaurants from the whole of Suffolk aim to be involved, this year. There will be more than 70 events being held, organised by a group of organisers including food entrepreneur William Kendall, who sold ethical chocolate company Green & Black’s to Cadbury in 2005 and runs the organic Kelsale Maple Farm. There’ll even be a set of farm and producer tours, workshops and special dinners on, too. Tickets for the festival itself go on sale via the website from this month. Entry costs £8 for a day ticket and £14 for a weekend ticket. Children 12 and under go free. Parking is free. Festival opening times are 9.30am – 5pm on Saturday, September 27, and 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday, September 28.