Get ready for Cambridge Food, Garden & Produce Festival

Cambridge Food, Garden & Produce Festival
Cambridge Food, Garden & Produce Festival

The sixth annual Cambridge Food, Garden & Produce Festival returns once again to Parker’s Piece over the weekend of 14/15 September.

The show coincides with the start of British Food Fortnight, and hopes to attract even bigger crowds than the estimated 20,000 who attended in previous years.

Brought to you by the team behind the annual Town & Country Show in June, Oakleigh Fairs say they are delighted to be producing another family based free event right in the heart of the city and they are keen to encourage even more local associations as well as businesses to get in touch with them to book space at this high profile event.

They are also delighted to announce that Sophie Grigson will be cooking up a storm in the cookery demo marquee on Saturday. Sophie is a keen champion of domestic cookery, eminently practical and keen on eating well. She has dedicated her career to cooking simple, easy dishes using new and exciting ingredients. Having published 24 cookery books, Sophie is synonymous with great food and has a natural ability to teach cookery in an informal and fun way..

Hands-on cookery workshops will be offered by teaching guru Colin Ord, as well as cookery demos from champion of healthy eating, Wendi Jarrett. The award-winning teams from the Black Bull at Balsham and the Red Lion at Hinxton will also be demonstrating.

The Co-op is once again supporting the The Produce Marquee which will have a wide range of produce and flowers – anything and everything to delight, encourage and maybe even educate the public in everything ‘outdoorsy’.

There will be a range of classes to enter for both adults and children who are Potty about Produce, including fruit and vegetables as well as homefare and flower arranging. So whether you are a dedicated allotment grower, keen amateur or simply fancy trying out your green fingered skills, all you need to do is download an entry form from or call the office on 01206-263088.

Show organiser Emma Owen, director of Oakleigh Fairs, said: “So many people are concerned about food miles and traceability these days and more and more of us are turning to growing our own food wherever possible – and of course it’s cheaper. We hope this event will once again showcase all that is great about growing your own.”

With arts, crafts and gifts marquees as well as lifestyle stalls and a fantastic food hall there will be something for everyone.

Then why not sample one of the real ales and ciders from around the country, including a mixture of both well known and micro brewery brands.

Trade stands are also available. There will be no entrance fee, but some activities may carry a charge.

The event will be fully catered and there will be a licensed bar. The show will close by 5pm.