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Competition: Brighton Foodies Festival ’14

Oh my gawd, May bank holiday is almost upon us and promising plenty hangovers. In Brighton, of course, it’s the opening weekend of the Brighton Festival and Fringe, Brighton Open Houses, HOUSE and – most appropriately for G&P – it’s the Foodies Festival on Brighton & Hove Lawns.

I went to the Foodies Festival with my aunt Sarah last year and had a ball – you can read all about it here. Most notably, it’s where I met the fabulous Mandy Shaw who later taught me all about how to make your own cheese. I’ll be returning to the festival this year, which runs from Sat 3 to Mon 5 May, as the event promises a whole lot.

Returning for this year’s event are the Foodies Festival demos from top chefs including Bake Off and Masterchef winners. Then there’s the eclectic Producers Market and Street Food Avenue, music stage and city beach. A bonus is that visitors can disguise (or excuse) their gluttony by taking part in the range of educational activities on offer at the foodies ‘theatres’, that offer workshops and talks on everything from cooking with kids to baking and preserving, beer, spirits and cocktails.

New to the 2014 event is the Chilli Food Market (complete with chilli eating competition), BBQ Arena and Real Ale and Cider Farm. In short, don’t go to Foodies Festival expecting not to be tempted to eat and drink MORE THAN A HUMAN BEING EVER RIGHTLY SHOULD.

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I have five pairs of tickets for the Brighton Foodies Festival 2014 (worth £24 a pair) to give away. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below or share this post with friends on Twitter (make sure you include the tag @GannetandParrot). The competition closes at 2pm tomorrow, Friday 2 May, when five winners will be picked at random and their names put on the guest list for their preferred day of entry.

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About Chloe King

I'm a freelance writer, designer and webby type. I live with my husband and daughter in the south of England. I like to cook and can throw a good party.

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16 comments on “Competition: Brighton Foodies Festival ’14

  1. Ren Behan
    May 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Fingers crossed for some sunshine in Brighton. I was only there a couple of weeks ago as a good friend has just moved there. Good luck to everyone and to you in the Bibs!
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  2. Sarah, Maison Cupcake
    May 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I can’t go this weekend but I have been to previous food festivals in Brighton and they were very good indeed.
    Sarah, Maison Cupcake recently posted…Five minute no butter chocolate cherry cake for the Colossal Cake SaleMy Profile

  3. Ruthie
    May 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    It sounds heavenly. I must try to go this year. I always seem to miss it.

  4. Meesh green
    May 1, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Food everywhere and cider to go with it!! Sounds like my idea of heaven!! Really must go :)

  5. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    May 1, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I have never been to Brighton, but I hope to one day as I have heard lots of great things – especially about the dining options.
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  6. Sarah, Wildfeast
    May 1, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I’d looove to go to the Brighton Foodies Festival :)

  7. Clara Suess
    May 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Hi, I’d love to win a ticket for this! Fingers crossed for sunshine all weekend.

  8. Jonathan Tilley
    May 1, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for the cheese making tips. I’ll look out for them.

  9. Elaine Jones
    May 1, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Would love tickets as went last year – had a great time even though it rained

  10. Elaine Jones
    May 1, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Sorry forgot to add tag of @GannetandParrot in earlier comment

  11. Andrew Wilkey
    May 1, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Sounds great – would love tickets – and it looks like the weather will be fine too x

  12. peter
    May 2, 2014 at 8:33 am

    All sounds too marvellous to miss, looks like a packed weekend in Greater Lewes!

  13. Miriam Rawson
    May 2, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I enjoyed the festival last year- would to go back this weekend with my family!

  14. Chloe King
    May 2, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you to all who entered! I have typed all your names (blog commenters and Twitter sharers) into Random Name Picker and the following five people have each won a pair of Brighton Foodies Festival tickets.

    Emma Jane’s Bakery
    Clara Suess
    Andrew Wilkey
    Dannii (Hungry Healthy Happy)
    Ruthie
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  15. ManjiriK
    May 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Dang! Missed this! Just means I need to read all your posts!
    I went to the Foodies Festival at Battersea with my mother in law who was visiting then, won the tickets off Nayna’s blog :) It is a fun experience espp the wine tasting 😉
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  16. Karen
    May 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I MISSED this! NEVER mind, I will still enjoy the sunshine in Suffolk this bank holiday Monday!
    Karen recently posted…May 2014: Cooking with Herbs Recipe Challenge – Join in NOW!My Profile

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