Ashby Food Gusto Festival – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May

Join the Annual Ashby Food Gusto Festival and experience the Region’s Best Food & Drink on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May

Situated in the Bath Grounds in the centre of Ashby de la Zouch there is yet another fantastic line up with more than 60 producers and products from venison, pies, pickles, pates, farmhouse cheese, preserves, olives, artisan bread, crepes, hand crafted chocolates, patisseries to local wines, beers, ciders, spirits and more. There is something for everyone.

Why not make a day of it and enjoy lunch out where you can choose between wood fired pizza, organic beef burgers, venison and bison, spicy samosas, vegetarian/vegan dishes, Caribbean BBQ, Indian cuisine and Thai to name but a few.

These could all be washed down with local craft ale and cider, new British cocktails and English wines grown and produced in the Midlands.

 

Where possible Food Gusto tries to support local charities and this year Just 4 Children has been selected – with a special focus on Harry Culwick from Packington who suffers from Cerebral Palsy.

Wesley Ewing states “Food Gusto is all about promoting what the region has to offer in the way of high quality, local-produced food and drink. Our festivals are an explosion on the senses with lots to see and taste, giving people the chance to try new things and also to buy the best food and drink available in our region”.

This year Food Gusto has teamed up again with the Rotary Clubs of Ashby de la Zouch who will be running a Teddy Bear’s Picnic from 11-3pm at the event. At the Teddy bears picnic children can enjoy Punch and Judy shows and join in the ‘Find Rotary Gusto Bears Challenge’.

Other children’s entertainment includes rides, bouncy slide, face painting, henna tattoos, glitter tattoos and children can also purchase a special Gusto Bears Picnic Lunch Box which includes a roll, soft drink, cookie and fruit.

Entrance fee is just £2 for adults & children under 12 free, with the event running from 10.30-5pm on the Bath Grounds (LE652GP).

For more information about the event check out the event page here. You can also join our Facebook event here. If you have any questions contact us. Tel 01530 411337 or info@foodgusto.com

Great Taste, Provenance, Enjoyment and Passion at The Appleby Magna Food Gusto Festival

Food Gusto Served Up Great Taste, Provenance, Enjoyment and Passion at Bank Holiday Food & Drink Festival

Thousands of people flocked to the Appleby Magna Food Gusto Festival last Saturday for an amazing day of local and regional food and drink and great weather. Local exhibitors included the famous Brockley’s pies, Tori and Ben’s mouthwatering local beef, Leicestershire Handmade cheese, Hill Farm Venison Packington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors were entertained by a great line-up of music organised by David Gray including the Old Guys, The Headhunters and Coreil. They were also Heritage tours, art gallery and live art demonstrations by local artist Heather Griffin.

Visitors came from across the region and even included The BBC Apprentice finalist Jessica Cunningham pictured meeting one of her biggest fans Jacob Ewing from Packington.

Event coordinator Vincent Turner stated: “The event was a real success bringing together exhibitors and foodies with a real interest in great food and drink. For those who missed it or want more they can visit the nearby Tamworth Food Gusto Festival on the 9th and 10th of September where there will be over 80 exhibitors, chef demonstrations and live music. More information at www.foodgusto.com or call 01530 411337.”

 

Live Music All Day Saturday 26th at Food Gusto Appleby Magna – Join Us

Join us for a great day of Food, Drink and Music at Sir John Moore Foundation, Appleby Magna (Junc 11 M42). Hot Food and Drink available all day and over 7 great acts.

Music Timetable

Start Time Band Style
10:30 Acoustic Fellas 4 piece acoustic guitar violin bass Cahon
11:20 The Old Dogs Guitar Bass Drums – 50s and 60s
12:10 Coreil Folk Harmony
13:00 The Headhunters 60s Rock
13:50 The Midnight
Cowboys
Vintage Rock
14:40 Green Fortune Punk Folk
15:30 Bottom of
The Barrel
Acoustic
16:20 JAM Wrap Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Headhunters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Fortune

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Fern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Old Dogs

 

 

 

 

 

David Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appleby Magna Food Gusto Acoustic Fellas

 

 

The Acoustic Fellas

 

 

 

 

 

The Paul Morrel Band

 

 

 

 

 

   Roger Woodard

 

 

Mark John

Also featuring: Coriel, Mick Smith

Live Music Line-Up For Appleby Food Gusto Festival This Saturday

Join us for a great day of Food, Drink and Music at Sir John Moore Foundation, Appleby Magna (Junc 11 M42). Hot Food and Drink available all day and over 7 great acts.

Music Timetable

Start Time Band Style
10:30 Acoustic Fellas 4 piece acoustic guitar violin bass Cahon
11:20 The Old Dogs Guitar Bass Drums – 50s and 60s
12:10 Coreil Folk Harmony
13:00 The Headhunters 60s Rock
13:50 The Midnight
Cowboys
Vintage Rock
14:40 Green Fortune Punk Folk
15:30 Bottom of
The Barrel
Acoustic
16:20 JAM Wrap Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Headhunters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Fortune

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Fern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Old Dogs

 

 

 

 

 

David Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appleby Magna Food Gusto Acoustic Fellas

 

 

The Acoustic Fellas

 

 

 

 

 

The Paul Morrel Band

 

 

 

 

 

   Roger Woodard

Also featuring: Coriel, Mick Smith

Free Parking at NW Leicestershire Car Parks This Sunday!

With the second day of the Ashby Food Gusto Festival happening this Sunday, make sure you come down and park for free in one of the North West Leicestershire car parks in the town! Find out more information.

Entrance is £2 for adults with Children under 12 free. Dogs are allowed on site but should be kept on a lead. Dog owners are responsible for picking up any waste.
 
For more information about future events email us at info@foodgusto.com.

 

FAQ For The Ashby Food Gusto Festival

Where is it?: The Bath Ground, Ashby de la Zouch.

When is it?: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

How much is entry?: £2 for adults with children under 12 going free.

Can I take my Dog?: Dogs are allowed on site but should be kept on a lead. Dog owners are responsible for picking up any waste.

Is there parking?: There is no direct parking for the event, however parking is available in the 5 Council car parks around town.

Is there entertainment?: Yes – there is live music throughout both days and a children’s area with rides and children’s entertainment throughout both days.

Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Fair Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Dec

Join us at the Fabulous Food Gusto Christmas Fair this weekend
Lower Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1AF – 10:30am – 4pm.

THE EVENT IS NOW TWO DAYS – SATURDAY 3RD & SUNDAY 4TH

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What’s On?

There is a wide range of entertainment this weekend along with Food and Drink producers from across the region to satisfy your hunger and thirst on both days. Saturday has our community entertainment program and on Sunday Joel Wildgoose and friends provide the music.

Come for Brunch

You can expect a wide range of delicious hot food to choose from this weekend including homemade wood fired pizza, organic bison and venison burgers, succulent hog roast, traditional Greek gyros, vegetarian cuisine and much more. We also have alcoholic and non alcoholic drink producers to quench your thirst. Whether you are looking to relax with a glass of bubbly or warm your taste buds with a gusto barista coffee, we have you covered.

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Artisan Producers

This weekend we are displaying some of the regions best food and drink producers along with artisans. You can enjoy mouthwatering brownies, handcrafted chocolates, unique handcrafted children’s playhouses. Along with tasters from most of our producers before you buy. Whether you are looking to munch on spicy samosas or stock up with wonderful handmade cheese for your Christmas cheese boards.

Entertainment

Not only do we have great food, drink and artisan gifts, but we also have a wide range of live entertainment. On the Saturday, we’ve got a welcome from the Mayor, followed by a jam packed entertainment program featuring choirs, dancing routines, stories and more, with a Snowflake Finale at 3.55pm. On Sunday the fun continues with Joel Wildgoose and Friends who will be sure to get you into the Christmas Spirit. Find more here.

Join the Facebook Event for more information