The fourth Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival is set to kick-off on Friday — with a wide array of events taking place across the Diss Express region for ten days.
The event, which will run from Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 11, features events in Diss, Harleston and Eye, as well as Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Loddon. Tastings to farm tours, demonstrations, special local menus, community events, special offers, open days and lots more will be offer at the festival, which aims to raise the profile of the food and drink businesses in the area.
A host of events will take place in Diss over the ten days, at locations including Market Place and Market Hill, Mere Moments, Fairchild’s Tea Rooms, Fredericks Fine Foods and the Angel Café. The 6th Corn Hall Beer Festival will take place at The Boilerhouse, Cobbs Yard, from Friday October 9 from 5-10pm and the following day from noon to 10pm, which will also offer live music.
New for this year is ‘The Taste of Harleston’, which will take place on Saturday, October 3 and will include The Harleston Country Kitchen Street Market, from 9.30am to 4pm.
There will be cookery books, kitchenalia, cake decorations, kitchen antiques and arts and crafts for sale at the market, while street performers will keep the crowds entertained.
Elsewhere, the Sizzling Sausage Saturday Spectacular, celebrating pork produced in the local area, will take place at The Swan Hotel.
And in Eye, the annual pie baking competition returns on Saturday, October 10. Entrants are invited to take their pie to the town hall between 10.30-11.15am. Judging commences at 12.30pm.
For a full list of events, see www.visitwaveneyvalley.co.uk/food-drink/waveney-valley-food-drink-festival-2015.For more information on the events in Diss as part of the festival, visit www.heritagetriangle.co.uk or www.disscouncil.com