Bury St Edmunds’ favourite bank holiday beach is back next month alongside a feast of delicious tastes and tipples at the Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival.
August Bank Holiday weekend brings one of the highlights of the summer when the Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival returns to shine a spotlight on the foodie capital of Suffolk. This free admission two-day event promises a full menu of food and drink treats and displays as well as a host of family fun.
The Stoves Cookery Theatre is at the very heart of the Festival with a programme of displays and demonstrations showcasing chefs from some of the area’s most popular award-winning dining establishments, complemented by tips on how to mix your favourite cocktails. In addition, a farmers’ market will be on Angel Hill and dozens of stalls will line the town centre selling a range of cuisines from around the world and everything those who love cooking could desire.
The Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival is organised by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation for the town. Our Bury St Edmunds Chief Executive Mark Cordell said: “This year’s Festival will be the first since Covid to include an urban beach, which will be returning to Charter Square in arc Shopping Centre. And in partnership with the team at arc we’ve arranged for it to remain there until the following Sunday (September 3), meaning families can come back into town and build sandcastles every day if they wish to.
“And of course, the Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival will also offer all the food and drink attractions that have made this an event not to be missed. We know that foodies travel from near and far to visit our town and this event is another good reason to do so.”
As well as the urban beach, complete with deckchairs, there will be a range of children’s activities in and around the town centre, including fairground rides, Big Games and free street entertainment across both days. The Festival is in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, supported by Stoves UK, Shop Safe and Haart.
The beach will then be open daily from 10am to 4pm from Tuesday 29th August until Sunday 3rd September after the Food & Drink Festival finishes. For more information about the event visit: www.ourburystedmunds.com/