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Stafford Cheese, Ale and More Festival 2016



The Stafford Cheese, Ale and More Festival will take place in the beautiful Market Square, in the heart of the County Town, on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May 2016.


Cheese makers, breweries and local food producers will fill the Market Square in Stafford, with a fantastic range of products and a fine array of artisan food, as the county town hosts the 2016 Stafford Cheese, Ale and More Festival. The event proved a huge success in 2015 attracting tens of thousands of people to the town prompting organisers to add an extra day as it returns for a third year.


New events include the opportunity to take Afternoon Tea (tickets must be booked in advanced), and the now sold out Stafford Gin Jamboree. Members of the Staffordshire Chefs Forum will be getting the crowd's taste buds going with cookery demonstrations and some lucky audience members will get the chance to join in The Great Chef's Challenge.


2016 festival goers will be able to enjoy an alfresco bar and more stands, music, street theatre and events than ever before.



Festival Events


Afternoon Tea and Scone Making Demonstration

Friday 20th May - 11.30am & 2.30pm




Stafford Gin Jamboree - Sold Out

Friday 20th May - 7.00pm

7.00pm Doors open, the Gin & Tonic starts to flow, the music starts to play……..oh! and don’t forget to buy your vouchers and to pay a visit to the Distillers stand to sample the new mixes.

9.00-9.30pm Jambalaya supper is served from the hugest pan you’ve ever seen, with a good hunk of focaccia (don’t worry there’s a veggie version and one without the seafoody bits if you prefer) A great time to ‘take-stock’ before re-joining the celebration.

10pm-11pm DJ up’s the tempo for the final hour..

11pm The Gin stops flowing, the bartenders pack up, so it’s time to make a safe journey home.

Cookery Demonstrations & Great Chef's Challenge

Saturday 21st May


The Great Stafford Cooking Show will take place in the Market Square cookery theatre with a packed programme of demonstrations taking place throughout the day.

Alfresco Bar

Friday 20th & Saturday 21st May


Our Alfresco Bar is returning to market square over the two festival days, open from 10am to 4pm.


Market Square & Greengate Street Marquees

Friday 20th & Saturday 21st May




Exhibitors at the Festival


Friday & Saturday

Saturday Only

Farm To Shop
Hartington Cheese Co Mikes Homemade
Orsom Handmade Cheese The Ely Gin Company Ltd
All About Cheese Berkswell Cheese
Nibble Nose Cheese Buzzards Valley Vineyard
Snowdonia Cheese Just Crisps & Just Oil
Gwatkin Cider Co Ltd Pudding and Pie
Guernsleigh Cheese Astons of Coven
Willow Cottage Hindleys
Half Penny Green Vineyards Perfect Tipple
Weal Ales Spire Brewing Co.
Hebridean Spirits & Liqueurs  
Croome Cuisine  
Peakstone Rock Brewing  
Real Food Shropshire  
HurstView Cider  
H S Bourne  
Northumberland Cheese  
Great British Cheese Co.  
Lymn Bank Farm  
Hatties Bakehouse  
Slater's Ales  




Photos from last years festival



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