Sheffield Food Festival 2017
- , 2017
Three (hopefully) sunny days of food, beer and more food.Visit site
From pie and mash to green tea ice cream, jerk chicken to Lebanese flatbreads. Sheffield Food Festival always brings with it an array of meals and snacks that'll satisfy cravings and introduce visitors to a bunch of new tastes and flavours at the same time.
The annual celebration of local food centres around the kitchen tent at the Peace Gardens, where chefs from Sheffield's finest restaurants host demos. Surrounding that, its many street food, market and beer stalls spread out into Town Hall Square, St Paul's Place and the Winter Garden, keeping everyone in the city centre well fed and watered across what (fingers crossed) will be a sunny bank holiday weekend.
New for 2017 is the Eats, Treats and Beats Village at the top of Fargate. This street food market will open day and night (6-11pm on Friday, 11am-11pm on Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm on Monday) with some of Sheffield's finest restaurants and traders serving up everything from delicious Caribbean food to Napoli style pizza to belly-warming poutine. Alongside the food, there'll be a coffee shop by day, as well as a bar stocked by local brewing heroes Sentinel and Thornbridge, plus DJs and live music. Headlining the music entertainment on Sunday will be the live debut from Universal Tree, a new musical collaboration between three veterans of the Sheffield music scene: Crooked Man (Richard Barrett, better known as DJ Parrot of All Seeing I and Sweet Exorcist, and past collaborator with Richard H Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire), Steve Edwards (prolific house vocalist who has had international hits with artists like Bob Sinclar and Cassius), and Somerset Ward (songwriter, poet and artist, whose thirty year career spans creating innovative multimedia projects with I Monster, to co-writing one of Take That’s best known hits: ‘Everything Changes But You’).
There'll also be loads of fun activities for kids to get involved with. There'll be free hands-on cookery workshops for children each day from 10-10:45am in the Theatre Kitchen Marquee. Visit the Winter Gardens 11am-3pm each day for crafts, science experiments and more. On Saturday, make your own Mrs or Mr Potato Head, and take a fruit & veg head selfie. On Sunday, make a vegetable and fruit inspired prints and cards, or play with pipe cleaners, playdough, treasure hunts, quizzes and microscopes to learn about the impact of the movement of food around the globe. On Monday, have a rummage around in soil and plant some seeds or at 12-2pm decorate delicious gingerbread people.
There's loads happening – keep an eye on the Sheffield Food Festival site for updates. And to tease your tastebuds in the run-up to the big weekend, see our ever-growing eat and drink guide to Sheffield.