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Stamford Food & Drink Festival


Event Date(s)

09/06/2018 - 10/06/2018 - 2 day(s)

Information For Trader/Participants

Our 3rd Food and Drink Festival in Stamford and following the success of previous years, the event is set to grow ever stronger now firmly established in the local events calendar. The setting will once again be The Meadows, beside the River Welland, to celebrate the best of local, regional, national and international products.

Stamford was recently voted one of the best places to live in England, and you will see why with the beautiful architecture, large number of independent shops and large array of restaurants and pubs. The town offers an idyllic trading background and does not disappoint with strong visitor numbers, happy to linger in this most conducive of settings.

Information For Visitors

There will be live music on stage for all to enjoy, a wide range of food and drink stalls from around the globe and children's rides to keep the little ones entertained. Craft beer festival will also be part of this event together with a street food and seating area.

Travel by road - The A1 main trunk road from London to Edinburgh passes close to Grantham and Stamford. From the M1, leave at junction 25 and take the A52 from Derby to Grantham, or leave at junction 21 and take the A46/607 from Leicester to Stamford.

Travel by train

Grantham is just 1 hour and 10 mins direct from London Kings Cross, and 35 minutes direct from Nottingham. There is a connecting train from Peterborough or Leicester to Stamford.

Interesting Facts About The Venue

Stamford is a town on the River Welland in Lincolnshire, England, 92 miles (148 km) north of London on the A1. The population at the 2001 census was 21,800 including the adjacent parish of St Martin's Without. The town has 17th and 18th-century stone buildings, older timber-framed buildings and five medieval parish churches and In 2013, Stamford was rated the best place to live by the Sunday Times.

For over 600 years Stamford was the site of the Stamford Bull Run festival, held annually on 13 November until 1839. According to local tradition, the custom was started by William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey, after he saw two bulls fighting in the meadow beneath his castle viewpoint. Some butchers came to part the combatants and one of the bulls ran into the town. The earl mounted his horse and rode after the animal; he enjoyed the sport so much that he gave the meadow in which the fight began to the butchers of Stamford on condition that they should provide a bull, to be run in the town every 13 November, for ever after.

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