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Mouthwatering Food From Around The World Awaits Visitors
Food lovers are being urged to mark a special date in their diaries for later in the year as the popular Tamworth Food Gusto Festival returns in 2017. Organisers Food Gusto are promising another weekend-long celebration of the region's finest food and drink when the festival makes a welcome return visit to Tamworth Castle Grounds on Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September.

Tamworth Food Gusto Festival
Large crowds again expected for the Tamworth Food Gusto Festival

The festival, now in its third year, will again bring a wide range of high quality, unique gourmet food and drink to the area. This year's mouth-watering event promises to be the biggest and best yet, with exhibiting businesses again being hand-picked for variety, provenance and passion to ensure visitors get a taste of something different from the region's finest producers. The tasty and tantalising array of food and drink will be complemented by a packed programme of entertainment, bringing together all the ingredients for a perfect day out for foodies and families alike. In addition to the sight, smell and taste of amazing food from dozens of artisan producers, Tamworth Food Gusto Festival will also include a full line-up of live music from local artists, plus fairground rides, games and activities for children.

Tamworth Castle Grounds
Tamworth Castle Grounds to host the Food Gusto festival

Food Gusto event director Wesley Ewing said: "The Tamworth Food Festival has really taken off in the last two years and we have worked hard to create an unforgettable experience for the festival-goer. Our festivals are about relaxing and having a good time as a family while sampling some amazing food and drink. The event is constantly improving as we aim to establish it as one of the region's best food festivals." He added: "Each pitch is carefully considered so that visitors experience a variety of culinary delights, such as artisan bread, farmhouse cheese, pickles, cured meats, locally-produced wine and beers, Prosecco, handmade confectionery, unique cakes, delicious pies and much more."

Tamworth Castle Grounds
The castle grounds will be filled with food and drink stalls

Thousands of people visited last year's event which attracted more than 80 high quality and varied stalls, including hog roasts, bison burgers, wood fired pizza, Indian, Caribbean and Spanish dishes, oak-smoked cheeses and handmade fudge. And to top things off, all the various food stuffs could be washed down with real ale, cocktails, organic wines and barista coffees. Any exhibitors interested in attending this year's event in September are encouraged to register their interest early by calling the Food Gusto team on 01530 411337, emailing or visiting online for more information.
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Why? Loads Of Great Tasting Food In One Great Place
When: 9 and 10 September 2017
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, The Holloway, Tamworth B79 7NA
Cost: Free to attend
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