More to tuck into at the New Forest Food Festival


The inaugural New Forest Food Festival, taking place on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of August, at the Hinton Admiral Event Field, on the Hinton Admiral Estate, will be bursting at the seams with local produce!

Discover a selection of glorious New Forest and regional produce, with a mix of artisan bread, cheese, chilli jams, cakes, chocolates, gluten-free snacks, shortbread, craft ales, New Forest Cider, speciality gins, and much more.

There are now over 100 traders waiting to display their wares, and in additional to the food stalls, 15 pop-up restaurants, chef demonstrations and bars – including a ale brewed on-site at the festival – there will also be classic fairground stalls – including a coconut shy – and a chance for the kids to learn circus skills.

Richard Shirley, one of the organisers of the festival commented, “Whilst the focus of the festival is food, we wanted to make sure there were plenty of other things to keep the young ones entertained. We will have a dedicated ‘kids’ zone’ with lots going on and we anticipate a lot of interest in the circus skills. There will also be a chance to your hand at bush craft which is highly appropriate here in the New Forest.”

Another feature of the festival will be the Craft Market, which will showcase work from local and regional crafters, with a wide and diverse array of stalls. They will include crafts such as textiles, jewellery, soft toys, paintings, wood craft, collectables, ceramics, sculpture, soft furnishings to name just some.

Whilst enjoying the food and drink of the festival, enjoy live music and other entertainment, including popular local skiffle group Dr. Beatroot and Krista Green and The Bee’s.


You can save 20% on your admission fee, by purchasing your ticket in advance. Under 16s are free of charge. To book your ticket, click here.

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