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A Suffolk town has announced the first details of its popular food and drink festival which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

The Our Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival returns this August bank holiday weekend and some of the town's restaurateurs are drawing up special menus for two days of theatre kitchen displays.

There will be a farmers’ market and scores of stalls selling everything from gins to granolas and beers to burgers.

Zack Deakins from 1921 and Pascal Canevet from Maison Bleue on stage at the Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival. Picture: Our Bury St Edmunds
Zack Deakins from 1921 and Pascal Canevet from Maison Bleue on stage at the Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival. Picture: Our Bury St Edmunds

The event will also give an opportunity to the stars of the future with demonstrations from West Suffolk College and have advice from charity Still Good Food for those looking to cut down on food waste.

For younger visitors there will be a range of children’s activities in and around the town centre including face painting, fairground rides and free street entertainment across both days.

Mark Cordell, chief executive of Our Bury St Edmunds, said: "Since we started this event in 2012 we have tried to offer something a little different each year and 2022 is no exception.

"We are shining a spotlight on many of the local highlights that make Bury the foodie capital of Suffolk.

"Among our BID member businesses getting involved in the festival are a number of our established restaurants such as Maison Bleue, 1921 and Casa with their chefs giving demonstrations in the Stoves Cookery Theatre.

"Others are having a stall as part of the event or doing something special at their own premises over the weekend.

"We’re also involving member businesses from our partner organisation Bury St Edmunds and Beyond such as The Northgate and ICE.

"Bury has around one in four of almost 90 food and drink establishments with awards to their name and this event is a great showcase for them.”

Full details about the event, which runs from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, August 28 and Monday, August 29, can be found at www.ourburystedmunds.com/foodanddrinkfestival.