september, 2021

12sep10:30 am4:00 pmHeritage Food Festival10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Event Details

In Association with Heritage Open Days
Tavistock Heritage Trust proudly presents a celebration of the past, present and future of our culinary heritage and culture as part of this year’s Open Days theme of Edible England.

Join us at Tavistock’s glorious Butcher’s Hall when the
tables will be set for a fabulous day of celebration, education, and culinary
delight. We’ve gathered the very best artisan food and drink producers from
right across the southwest to bring you foraged woodland delights, delicious
forgotten recipes, and regional delicacies galore.  Get set for a
fascinating journey into the past, through the present, and to the future of
our culinary heritage and culture. This family friendly event is packed with
things to do, including:

Cultural cuisine – our artisan food and drink producers
showcase their wares, often featuring locally produced ingredients, local
specialities, or ingredients that have fallen out of fashion.

Nature’s table – find out how to gather and cook
using ingredients sourced directly from Mother Nature’s larder. This
fascinating session takes a closer look at family friendly foraging and is
designed to inspire the next generation of chefs to add exciting, fresh, and
eco-friendly flavours to their menus.

The Home of the Cream Tea – Legend has it that the
monks of Tavistock’s Benedictine Abbey were serving an early version of a cream
tea way back in the 10th Century with rye bread and clotted cream.  The bread evolved into Tuff yeast buns, but
nowadays most people enjoy their cream teas with scones.  You can sit back and enjoy the most wonderful
cream tea ever, right here at our festival!

Craft workshops – for creativity that extends beyond
all that is food and drink, join our workshops held throughout the day to learn
willow-weaving, woodturning, felting, spinning, glassblowing and more…

English Folk Morris Dancing – don your breeches,
ruggles and baldrics and gather up your sticks, swords, and handkerchiefs as
you jig along to our colourful English Folk dancers.

Traditional Games – the team from the Tavistock
Guildhall will man a fun traditional games area for kids of all ages. Try your
hand at Hoopla, Quoits, Tumbling Blocks, Skittles and more…

Live Folk-Rock – Enjoy Jonah’s Lift, an energetic and
engaging Cornish band, well known for their unusual musical arrangements and
lively quirky stage performance.

Make the 12th of September a feel-good Sunday to remember at
this wonderful late summer festival at the heart of historic Tavistock at the
edge of Dartmoor in West Devon. Make a date to join us and bring the whole
family too.

This event is entirely FREE to attend, and local parking is plentiful.

This event will be delivered in a Covid-safe manner, and
will comply with all relevant Government guidelines at the time.


(Sunday) 10:30 am - 4:00 pm