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Ashby Food Gusto Festival

Posted on Monday 16th April

Join the Annual Ashby Food Gusto Festival and experience the Region’s Best Food & Drink on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May.

Situated in the Bath Grounds in the centre of Ashby de la Zouch there is yet another fantastic line up with more than 60 producers and products from venison, pies, pickles, pates, farmhouse cheese, preserves, olives, artisan bread, crepes, hand crafted chocolates, patisseries to local wines, beers, ciders, spirits and more. There is something for everyone.

Why not make a day of it and enjoy lunch out where you can choose between wood fired pizza, organic beef burgers, venison and bison, spicy samosas, vegetarian/vegan dishes, caribbean BBQ, Indian cuisine and Thai to name but a few.

These could all be washed down with local craft ale and cider, new British cocktails and English wines grown and produced in the Midlands.

Where possible Food Gusto tries to support local charities and this year Just 4 Children has been selected – with a special focus on Harry Culwick from Packington who suffers from Cerebral Palsy.

Wesley Ewing states “Food Gusto is all about promoting what the region has to offer in the way of high quality, local-produced food and drink. Our festivals are an explosion on the senses with lots to see and taste, giving people the chance to try new things and also to buy the best food and drink available in our region”.

This year Food Gusto has teamed up again with the Rotary Clubs of Ashby de la Zouch who will be running a Teddy Bear’s Picnic from 11-3pm at the event. At the Teddy bears picnic children can enjoy Punch and Judy shows and join in the ‘Find Rotary Gusto Bears Challenge’.

Other children’s entertainment includes rides, bouncy slide, face painting, henna tattoos, glitter tattoos and children can also purchase a special Gusto Bears Picnic Lunch Box which includes a roll, soft drink, cookie and fruit.

The entrance to the festival is just £2 for adults & children under 12 free, with the event running from
10.30-5pm on the Bath Grounds (LE652GP).