Welcome to the launch of Eat Your Hert Out, a brand new food and drink festival coming to Hertfordshire in September, which promises a weekend of top-notch food and drink, live music, children’s entertainment and live demonstrations from Great British Bake Off finalist, Ian Cumming.
The first ever Eat Your Hert Out festival will take place in the grounds of Abel Smith School in Hertford on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September 2018, celebrating the most delicious food and drink Hertfordshire has to offer.
Visitors to the festival will be able to taste a variety of signature dishes from the county’s top independent restaurants and gastro pubs whilst enjoying fine wines, craft beers and ales, and of course the obligatory gin cocktail in elegant surroundings accompanied by entertainment and live music.
Top Hertfordshire establishments including The Tilbury in Knebworth, The White Hart in Welwyn, Oishii by Elle in Hertford, The Cheese Plate in Buntingford, Judges in Potters Bar, and many others will be showcasing their finest gourmet delights in the food marquee, giving visitors the unique opportunity to sample food from a wide variety of chefs and food experts from across the region.
Complementing the food will be a huge selection of exceptional drinks including wines, beers and ales, a tempting gin range, and cocktail masterclasses to help guests find that perfect accompaniment to a summer’s evening.
Eat Your Hert Out is the brainchild of James Dowling, Hertfordshire businessman and owner of wine distribution company Wine2Trade, he said: “I am extremely excited to be bringing the first Eat Your Hert Out food and drink festival to Hertfordshire.
“As part of my day job, I am fortunate to deal with many of the area’s restaurants and pubs, and I just felt that we needed to really shout about our amazing independent food and drink scene.
“Eat Your Hert Out is very much about celebrating Hertfordshire’s very best food and drink, and putting on a fantastic festival with high quality entertainment, music and masterclasses so that visitors of all ages enjoy a weekend to remember.
“I very much hope that Eat Your Hert Out becomes a firm fixture in Hertfordshire’s summer calendar and we are looking forward to seeing lots of people enjoying themselves come June.”
Eat Your Hert Out is also raising money for Abel Smith school, the chosen venue for the 2018 festival. A proportion of ticket sales will be donated to the school, which is fundraising for new playground equipment.
James added: “Schools across the UK are really struggling at the moment in terms of budgets, and I wanted to give something back to the community to help support the younger generation. Abel Smith is a wonderful school, and I’m delighted that Eat Your Hert Out can contribute to their fundraising goals in 2018.”
Visitors to the festival can expect a high quality weekend of food and fun. During the day the event will be an exciting destination for families with junior baking masterclasses from Great British Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming, facepainting and children’s entertainment, whilst in the evening the mood will shift up a gear as guests immerse themselves in live music whilst sampling delicious food and drink.
Tickets for Eat Your Hert Out are on sale now and priced at £8 per adult (online) with the first x500 tickets being offered at half price. Children up to 16 can visit for free when accompanied by an adult.