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Foodage 4 Thought


Drop by and have a go cooking with us! Over the course of 30 minutes join us for a workshop to teach you how to make the most, delicious, nutritious food for you and the family - in bulk and with no waste. We’ll be making our own inspirational Pitta breads with cous cous and a selection of freshly roasted seasonal vegetables from local suppliers. We’ll be talking you through some basic nutrition as we go and you’ll get to take your delish food away with you! About Foodage4thought : I’m Ally Read the founder of ‘Foodage4thought’ and I have been running Cooking and Nutrition classes in local schools for over 10 years. I have now branched out to raise the profile and educate adults to equip themselves with the dietary knowledge and technical know how to cook speedy, affordable, seasonal, nutritious, zero waste, AND most importantly inspirational food! EVERYONE can cook! My workshops and strategies have been created to be inclusive, so no matter what your entry level or budget is, there are hacks for EVERYONE! I believe that arming adults with this knowledge, paves the way for future generations to install a good, pay-it-forward, food culture.

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Best of You Pottery Painting


Painting Pottery all weekend with Best of You Pottery. Pop by and create something beautiful.

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Fabulous Face Painting


Fabulous Face Painting! WOW Face & Body Art offers an exciting, fast and new technique called One Stroke painting which is impressive to watch, it really wows the crowds. They have festival glitter and a wide range of designs in their repertoire to suit both kids and adults. They also have UV paints & UV glitter in their kits too which shine brightly when they use their UV torches for the magic mirror moment! WOW Face & Body Art UK have been entertaining people for over 12 years with their bright and colourful painted designs. Lead artist Sophie is known for her fun creativity and enjoys painting things which will make you say wow! She will happily paint on everyone from age 3 upwards, her proudest moment being when she painted a great-great grandma aged 103. Come and see Sophie at the festival for a unique piece of fun art. *** You can book and pay at the festival gate, and receive a wrist band to pop a long to the face painting tent when you’re ready!

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Scout and Sage Gin Bar


New for 2022 - Holly is bringing her famous Horse Box along and selling her delicious Gin and Tonics….you can even buy bottles of Gin to take home! Choose from her award winning range - London Dry, pink Raspberry & Hibiscus Gin, or perhaps some deliciously warming Damson Gin Liqueur – which is a perfect cheese board accompaniment.

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Fun Kitchen for Kids


We are delighted to be able to offer cooking 'lessons' all weekend for children in the Fun Kitchen. This is available for children aged 3 and over. Over the course of 30 minutes join us for a wonderful cooking experience. So bring along your budding mini chefs for some delicious cooking with our Fun Kitchen experts! (Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult 18+ Whilst there is a small charge for children, adults that have purchased a festival ticket accompanying a child can watch for free.) Book your Fun Kitchen tickets - numbers are limited so don’t delay…

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Flotsam and the Fool Circus Tent


Flotsam and his family-run Circus have been performing at festivals up and down the country for over 10 years. Now they're bringing their circus fun to Bradford on Avon Food and Drink Festival, giving kids (and grown ups!) the chance to drop in and have a go at a variety of skills in a friendly space - no experience necessary! So if you've ever wanted to learn to juggle, polish your hula hooping skills or try your luck on the slackline head on over to the Mini Big Top and say hello! Free to attend

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The Food Glorious Food Tent

Returning in 2022! The Food Glorious Food Tent. Our very own fabulous Simon Brown, will be hosting this informal and intimate stage within our Star Tent. Situated in the centre of the festival he will be chatting throughout the day to some of our Artisan, Street Food and Home@Boa Producers. It’s a chance to sample some of their food/drink and ask your own questions. Once you’re into the festival it’s free to sit and enjoy. Make sure you pop by!

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Lifestyle, gifts and homeware

Returning for 2022 - and even bigger! Our Home@BoA area showcases a treasure trove of homeware, kitchenalia and lifestyle gifts. You can shop until you literally drop (if you fancy!) with a beautiful array of stalls offering some gorgeous accessories.

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Festival Pub

Festivales is back with a lip-smacking line up of delicious treats for you. We will be serving some gorgeous award-winning cask ales; from light and hoppy golds, thirst-quenching pales to deeper malty best bitters, there will be something to suit every palette. We have an amazingly crisp and refreshing craft lager on tap, some yummy local Honey Cider and Lillies Cider, classic Pimms on draft with all the trimmings (of course!) as well as a range of premium London Dry and flavoured artisan gins, some extremely quaffable wines along with some rather tasty non-alcoholic drinks. Please note, this year we will be taking card only payments. ?? We look forward to seeing you at the bar! Cheers!

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Artisan Food Market

We hand pick all of our Food and Drink Producers to keep the standard and interest high. We love supporting our country’s artisans who work extremely hard to produce delicious food and drink to the highest of standards. As much as possible, we make sure we don’t replicate the categories and in some cases, not at all. We want our producers to have the best chance to sell their products and we want our visitors to have lots of choice. Cheese, cakes, bread, butter, pastries, oils, pickles, eggs, fruit, vegetables, ice cream, charcuterie and more...much more!

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Street Food Market

Our Street Food Area is buzzing with delicious food! You can eat you way around the world with something for everyone. We have Pizza, scrumptious Burgers, Greek Souvlaki, Loaded Fries, Mac’n’Cheese, Full on BBQ, Seafood, Tacos, Indian Street Food, Vegan and Noodles! You won’t leave hungry!

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Our Live Music Stage is a popular destination right next to the FestivAles Pop up Pub! Gentle acoustic and folk music played by some cracking local musicians. A great area to lay out your blanket, kick back and relax. Don’t forget to buy some food and drink first! It is all organised and presented over the weekend by the wonderful Andrew Matthews. Please contact Andrew Matthews Promotions if you require any further information or indeed would like him to organise music at your event. .

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Fun Dog Show

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People will be joining us once again with their brilliant Fun Dog Show! A great success in 2019 with some wonderful catagories to enter your prize pooch into! Waggiest Tail, Musical Sits, Best Biscuit Catch! You never know, your dog could win and be on the front page of next months Vanity Fur….anything is pawsible! So join us again and help raise money and awareness for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. All the money raised on the day goes directly to the charity!

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