A busy month for food and drink events in the north west. Here’s a quick summary of the ones in Cheshire and Manchester and a couple that caught my eye that are a bit further a field. unfortunately we are busy most weekends in September so I doubt we’ll make it to any of these events.
Manchester real food market – September 7th/8th & 21st/22nd. Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. Fortnightly, friday and saturday, 10am-6pm. Launched in April 2009, the market boasts a brilliant selection of farmers and traditional producers, who twice a month bring their fresh home-grown and home-reared produce from local farms into the heart of the city.
The Manchester Moroccan Market of handicraft 2011– Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 September 2011 Open everyday 10am – 5.30pm. St Ann’s Square, Manchester City Centre.
How the website describes it – A treat for your senses and a first for Manchester as St Ann’s Square becomes a Moroccan Kasbah. Moroccan traders in cultural dress come laden with goods and set up their colourful Berber tents to sell their hand-made wares. Stalls will be packed with babouche slippers, gleaming golden lanterns, vibrant hand-woven rugs, ceramics, tagines, grass baskets, spices and other exotic goods.
Nantwich food and drink festival – 23-25th September. Free entry. Food producers exhibitions, farmers market, cooker demonstrations and workshops (including sourdough, sausage making and food photography).
Treacle market – sunday September 25th, 10am-3.30pm. Market place, Chestergate, Macclesfield town centre.
What the website says – A monthly high quality local food & drink and arts, antique and craft market. Bring a basket and stock up on wonderful locally produced beers, juices and delicious provisions. If it’s the unusual or different you seek Treacle is the perfect place to spend a few hours and meet up with friends, browse the stalls and listen to live music too.
A little bit further a field
Chatsworth country show – 2nd-4th September, Gates open at 9.00am, closing ceremony at about 6.30pm. Gate prices: £15 Friday, £17 Saturday and Sunday, Children under 14 enter free. Parking free. Fine food village including Rangemaster cookery theatre – where you will be able to buy quality food produced by small producers and see cookery demonstrations. Plus lots more none food related events and activities for all the family.
Liverpool food and drink festival – 3rd & 4th September, Sefton park. Cookery demonstrations by Simon Rimmer, John Torode, Stefan Gates and many more. Marco Pierre White will also be there showcasing his new ale. Masterclasses, exhibitors including over 80 of the cities bars and restaurants and much more. The weekend is only the start of a week long food and drink festival in the city. See the website for more details.