Bradford on Avon
Food & Drink Festival

Jon Hackett

Jon spent over 16 years heading up the TV Facilities and Production Department at Ogilvy, as well as organising events and conferences. He is also a freelance cameraman, specialising in shooting food.

At both Thame Food Festival and BoA, he looks after the infrastructure and logistics of the event and is never happier than when he has a portaloo or marquee quote in his hand!

He also looks quite good in a tool belt!

He adores food, but can’t see the point in cottage cheese.

He’s part of the sampling team - tasting all new products from potential stall holders. He is also a judge for Great Taste Awards - run by the Guild of Fine Food.

Lotte Duncan

Lotte loves food in every which way.

She has cooked since the age of 6. Trained in Cordon Bleu cookery far too many years ago Lotte then went on to run a catering business, a cookery school, a cafe and now two food festivals with Jon.

In addition, she has worked in TV with many programmes under her belt including Ready Steady Cook and Countryfile, and written a cookery book - ‘Lotte’s Country Kitchen.’

Lotte also judges and coordinates for Great Taste Awards and is never happier than when she discovers a beautiful brand new product.

Like Jon, she adores all food - however she thinks cottage cheese is actually quite nice.

Lotte takes care of the creative side of the food festivals - looking after sponsorship, the chefs, demonstration stage and other fun things.

She looks terrible in a tool belt.

Daniela Capetti

Daniela is a food loving marketing professional with a background in food events and festivals.

Having grown up running around the kitchens of family pizzerias, she is a self-declared pizza snob with an obsession with pesto. She loves to share recipes and foodie adventures on Instagram and eats out far more often than she should.

She has worked across a portfolio of events including the BBC Good Food Shows and Historic Royal Palace Food Festivals, and is now very happy to be back home in the South West working on this fantastic food and drink festival in her hometown.

Daniela looks after the marketing and PR including the festival social media accounts. Pop by and say hello!


My name is Winnie but if I’ve been eating kippers, I’m called Fish Face.

I am the office dog and actually I think I’m the most important member of the team.

I send the tickets off to our visitors and I can often be found shredding documents - sometimes they are the ones that should have been filed.

I also liaise with the Dog Show co-ordinators making sure all my pals are looking their best. I am the head trainer for the ‘waggiest tail’ and ‘best biscuit catch’ categories.

I think they should have one called - ‘eating the most sausages’ because I’d win.

My hobbies are chasing squirrels - where do they go? I never find them. Finding the muddiest puddle and taking ALL of my toys out and leaving them scattered about the house.

Luckily for Lotte and Jon, I am always available for a de-stress head tickle and I’m great company to have around. They love me.

About the Event

Bradford on Avon Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of all that is wonderful and delicious in the South West.

Local and national produce at its very best, with local people enjoying all that is on offer in a fun, vibrant atmosphere in the centre of this gorgeous and historic market town.

The Food Festival is run by a local company who are experienced and established Food Festival organisers.

The Details

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July 2021.
Saturday 10.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Victory Field, BA15 1LE
Adults - £7
Accompanied Chilren - 12-16 years - £3
Children under 12 years - FREE

Proudly supported by Bradford on Avon Town Council.

There will be plenty of amazing food and drink to eat, lots of wonderful shopping opportunities and plenty to keep you occupied.

Our Chef Demonstration Stage will be full to the brim with stunning food and genuine talent, with both national and local chefs demonstrating their culinary skills.

All of our wide ranging Artisan Food Producers are hand picked by us for their scrumptious delights.

Our Street Food Market has plenty of delicious dishes to tempt and satisfy your tastebuds and tummies.

There is a great pop up pub care of FestivAles to quench your thirst, highlighting many of our local breweries and cider makers.

We have a brand new area called Home@BoA which will be a treasure trove of beautiful exhibitors, you’ll be spoilt for choice

We have a Fun Family Dog Show care of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Bring your precious pooch along for the day and why not enter them into one of the fun categories such as waggiest tail or Sweetest Pup. After all, they are part of the family too! We’ll also have poo bins and plenty of drinking water and if it’s a hot day - Hearing Dogs will have ways to cool them down.

We have a Children’s Activity Area run by Julia's House planned to keep your small ones busy and some live music by the pop up pub.

All of this in the centre of beautiful Bradford on Avon, close to the river, the railway station, canal and 5 minutes from the shops and businesses in the town. Why not pay them a visit too?

Click here for our Visitor Information and the best ways to join and get to us on the day.

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