The 18th Manchester Food and Drink Festival will take place from the 10-21st September.
This year’s event promises a fresh, revitalized programme, a bigger range of exciting partners and experts, and a return to years gone by with a full “Festival Fringe” happening in the city’s most exciting establishments.
The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. The Hub will also feature a bigger programme of events, masterclasses and demonstrations creating more opportunities to learn, shop, listen, make and taste than ever before. Of course there’ll still be plenty of eating, drinking and dancing too.
The Festival Fringe will bring a host of sensational, urban food events to the city in collaboration with some of Manchester’s very best restaurants, chefs, producers, makers, growers, walkers, brewers and artists.
There’ll be appearances from some familiar faces from around the UK too.
A revamped Big Indie Wine Festival (the 7th Annual Event) will bring incredible wines back to Manchester’s Town Hall, showcasing stunning collections from the city’s most passionate wine merchants, and more opportunities to learn from the best.
The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Gala Dinner and Awards will take place on the 21st September at Manchester Town Hall.
Phil Jones, Festival Founder said:
“This year’s Festival is going to be very special indeed. We’re making a return to the approach that put MFDF on the map in first place – curating a programme of events around the city that excites Northern food lovers. Since recessions and council cuts, we’ve been forced to be more streamlined, and in that time have vastly improved the outdoor events at the Festival. Manchester is booming again, at least in terms of food and drink, and the Festival, along with some exciting new partners, is ready to bring a first class, multi-venue, urban festival experience to Manchester – the event that this great city deserves.”