Brighton Foodie Festival
One of my favourite times of the year is the Brighton and Hove Food Festival. There really is something for everyone there, for all culinary tastes. Last weekend was The Chocolate Festival (which I bravely stayed away from) but I attended last year for the highest quality, artisan chocolates. There were lots of tastings and flavours I couldn't even imagine ever eating with chocolate!
This weekend is the big climax to the fortnight the Big Sussex Market. It is the largest free foodie event in the south of England, with an average attendance of over 40,000 people. The Big Sussex Market plays host to over 70 stalls of growers, producers and restaurants. There's Beer and Wine tastings where you can learn more, or be a judge in the Cocktail Competition run by Mixology.
If the kids are driving you crazy this half-term, get them down to the Brighton Dome for the Children's Food Festival - there's plenty of workshops and things to keep little hands busy! The best thing about the festival is, it's free! New Road, Jubilee Street, Jubilee Square. Fancy making a weekend of it? Try staying at Sea Salt Studio it sleeps 2 and is a short but pleasant walk away from the Festival!