Get Expert Tips at the Best Food, Drinks and Lifestyle festivals in Cheshire and Manchester in 2019

It’s no coincidence that as open plan living increases in popularity there has been a surge in popularity to entertain at home with friends and family.

At Handcrafted Kitchens we have a passion to design and make bespoke handmade kitchens to improve your lifestyle. A kitchen island with seating creates a great ambience to entertain; we can even insert a champagne bucket into the kitchen island which doubles as a herb garden in the daytime.  How about a drinks cabinet in your lounge with an inbuilt wine cooler or simple shelving to display your favourite tipple? We also design bespoke bench seating and tables, larder and pantry cupboards, glass and wine racks, gin shelves and large wine stores for the serious collector.

Gin Shelf in Designer Kitchen

Once your open plan kitchen and living space projects are complete you can turn towards improving your outside entertainment kitchen and barbeque areas with a little help from the experts.

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Here are Handcrafted Kitchens top choices of events for 2019 to gain expert advice on food, wine and outdoor living :-

JANUARY 24th– 26th Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

The North’s largest celebration of beer and cider whatever your taste, with over 700 beers, ciders and perry’s to chose from celebrating traditional and modern methods of brewing side by side.

Manchester Central, Manchester

www.mancheerfest.uk

FEBRUARY 16th – 17th  Manchester  Cheese Fest Bowlers Arena

Over 175 different types of artisan cheese vendors from all over the UK with live cooking demonstrations and hot cheese street food vendors with never seen before tastes. Live music throughout.

www.cheesefestuk.com

MARCH 30th Chester Rum Festival

On arrival you will be handed your Rum Festival glass and brochure of information on all the rums you can try, the suppliers and the suggested garnishes for your drink. Live entertainment and demonstrations from top rum experts, dancing and live music, street food and lots of fun.

www.therumfestival.co.uk

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APRIL 20th– 22ndChester Food and Drink Festival

This huge annual festival is back and will feature over 150 food and drink exhibitors and many famous faces including Sunday Brunch star Simon Rimmer from Chorlton Cum Hardy who will give live cookery demonstrations. There are even cookery workshops for the kids.

Chester Food and Drink Festival.

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MAY 30thStockport Beer and Cider Festival

Now in its 31styear Edgeley Park now hosts the famous festival which offers a vast array of local and continental beers and ciders at reasonable prices along with music and food demonstrations.

wwwstockportfestival.org.uk

JUNE 7-9 Pub in the Park Knutsford with Tom Kerridge Gourmet Food

Tom Kerridge and his merry band of foodie friends will head to Knutsford, bringing a stellar line up of world-class chefs, Michelin-starred pubs, plus a selection of other top UK pubs and restaurants to serve their signature dishes together with live music and top quality shopping. Masterclass demonstrations and tastings are available throughout the festival, providing a fantastic opportunity to learn tips and tricks from the experts.

www.pubintheparkuk.com/knutsford

JULY 17-21stRHS Tatton Flower Show

Enjoy the magnificent parklands of Tatton for this vibrant garden festival where you will pick up tips to create your own outside extensions to your living space and even create your own outdoor kitchen. There are show gardens, plant displays and plenty of opportunities to purchase barbeques and outdoor furniture.

www.rhs.org.uk/tattonpark

AUGUST 30 – September 1st Nantwich Food festival

For one long weekend Nantwich is transformed into a food lover’s paradise, with two marquees full of quality food and drink presented by producers from Cheshire and all across Britain. There are also chef demonstrations to brush up on your culinary skills.

www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk

SEPTEMBER 21st-22nd –The Great British Food Festival, Arley.

It’s back for its fifth year, bringing artisan producers, fab food and brilliant bars at Arley Hall. Top up your culinary tricks in the cookery demos and bring your children to join in with cookery lessons.

www.arleyhallandgardens.com

Champagne cooler in kitchen island

OCTOBER 5th– Makers Market Cheadle

Showcasing the very finest local food, drink, art and craft. We love that this event is especially family-focused, with activities planned for little market visitors and for the whole family. Join in the fun packed day, in the centre of the village on the green.

www.themakersmarket.co.uk/markets/cheadle/

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NOVEMBER – 14-17 Wirral Beer Festival

A fantastic range of cask ales from near and far will be on offer and a huge selection of craft and continental beers along with a great range of wine, spirits and ciders.

www.hulmehall.com

DECEMBER throughout– Christmas at Dunham Massey

Wander beneath tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles. See the garden and historic buildings glow with seasonal lighting for a magical festive experience for all the family.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey/features/christmas-at-dunham-massey

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