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October 2017

Morpeth Food & Drink Festival

October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Morpeth Food Festival, Market place
Morpeth,
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The 5th Annual Morpeth Food & Drink Festival has just got bigger and better and will now be held over two days instead of one! Fantastic events with loads going on in this beautiful little market town, including a demo by moi on Sunday 11am!

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November 2017

Living North Christmas Fair

November 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Living North Xmas Fair Exhibition Park, Exhibition Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
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Living North’s Christmas Fair has a fantastic new venue this year in the heart of the city this year, Newcastle's iconic Exhibition Park, and it's going to be a stormer! With easy access (just get the bus!), the largest marquee in the North East will be showcasing over 250 handpicked exhibitors from North Chocs to fantastic artisan food producers and unique gift retailers. North will also be doing a mini demo showing you how to make easy Christmas choccy gifts - 2pm Saturday! Make…

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Boda Home Christmas Event

November 8, 2017
BodaHome, Whitley Road
Whitley Bay,
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The delightful and delicious Boda Home are hosting their very own Xmas event and North will be there with samples and perhaps a pair of antlers... 5-9pm

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Brocksbushes Christmas Fair

November 9, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Brocksbushes Farm Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield, Northumberland,
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A humdinger of a show with fantastic gifts and, when you're flagging, a tea room with scones and cakes second to none! Thurs to Sat: 10am-4.30pm

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Deli Around The Corner – Xmas Evening

November 16, 2017
Deli Around the Corner, 61 Hotspur Street
Tynemouth,
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The tiny but perfectly formed Deli ATC is hosting its annual Xmas evening and North will be there! It may be a little bit of a squeeze but it'll keep us warm! Fabulous hampers, goodies and Xmas bonhomie! 5-9pm

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The Christmas Fair @ Hexham – Wentworth Centre

November 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham
Northumberland,
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Ran by the fabulous Rival Arts this is one of the longest standing Xmas fairs and, best of all, is undercover! So despite the weather you can shop in comfort with some fabulous, unique craft gifts and local food producers. Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm

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December 2017

Durham Christmas Festival

December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Durham Cathedral Cloisters, Durham Cathedral
Durham,
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Set in the cloisters of the beautiful Durham Cathedral this is truly a spectacular setting to do your Christmas shopping, enjoy a mulled wine, listen to the choir and simply enjoy the atmosphere. One of North's favourites but word of warning - wrap up well! Friday: 10am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12noon-3pm.

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Hexham Christmas Market

December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Hexham Xmas Market, Market Square
Hexham,
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This is always a goodie set in the beautiful market town of Hexham with a choir, over 100 stalls and a beautiful festive atmosphere! It's also North's last fair of the season so head on down and hope to see you there! Fri: 2pm-7pm, Sat: 9am-3pm. 

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February 2018

Wakefield’s Festival of Food & Drink & Rhubarb!

February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Wakefield’s Rhubarb Festival, Wakefield Market Place & Various
Wakefield, Yorkshire
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North's first event of the season and what a whopper! This annual celebration of Yorkshire's famous and unique pink vegetable sees fantastic artisan produce (often with a rhubarb twist, natch), cookery demos - including Jean-Christophe Novelli, street entertainment and, last but by no means least, Dame Ruby Rhubarb. You have been warned...Make a weekend of it and come say hello!  

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March 2018

Jesmond Food Market

March 17, 2018
Jesmond Food Market, Armstrong Bridge
Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne,
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Spring may have finally sprung and North will be at this fantabulous foodie haven with a host of other producers. There may even be a few Easter treats... 10am-3pm

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Rival Arts Spring Fair – Rheghed Centre

March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Rival Arts Spring Fair – Rheged Centre, Redhills
Penrith,
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North's first foray to this stunning grass-roofed Lakeland heritage centre and gallery, set in a former quarry. We will be there along with other artisan food producers, artists and craft and jewellery makers and, with Easter the following weekend, it's your perfect chance to stock up! Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm

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April 2018

Easter Decorate Your Lolly Drop In @ The Sill, Northumberland

April 1, 2018
The Sill, Once Brewed
Northumberland,
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If you haven't been to The Sill and its delicious environs then you're missing one of the finest new venues the North East has to offer. A youth hostel, exhibitions, fab cafe and, for Easter Sunday only, North Chocolates!  Come and decorate your very own chocolate lollies with only a smidge of mess and mayhem to get you into the Easter swing of things. Any budding Paul A Young's out there we need to see you... 11am-2pm

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Bishop Auckland Food Festival

April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Bishop Auckland Market Square, Market Square/Town Hall
Bishop Auckland,
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This is simply one of the busiest and cracking events the North East has to offer with celeb chefs, demos, entertainment and the best locally produced grub up for grabs! This year sees Phil Vickery, Candice from Celeb Bake Off and Coronation Street actor turned cheese Maker Sean Wilson (aka Martin Platt) doing their thang and of course, North Chocolates! Sat: 10am - 5pm, Sun: 10am - 4pm

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May 2018

Living North Live Spring Fair 2018

May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Living North, Newcastle Racecourse
Gosforth,
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Gorgeous three day event with food, interiors, gifts, demos and the odd glass of Prosecco... Wonderfully organised, loads of free parking and a great start to the warmer months. Fri: 10-4pm, Sat: 10-5pm, Sun: 10-4pm (tbc).

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Tynemouth Food & Drink Festival 2018

May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth + Google Map

One of the most scenic settings for a food and drink festival you'll ever come across! Set on the coast in the town's Priory grounds this is a weekend of fabulous food and street stalls, entertainment and a chance to look out to sea and dream a little - whilst having a pint and quaffing your Souvlaki. Sat: 10-6pm, Sun: 10-5pm

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South Shields Proper Food & Drink Festival

May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
South Shields Proper Food Fest, Bents Park + Google Map

Get your bank holiday off with a cracking start with one of the most established food & drink festivals in the region! Great selection of food and drink producers, live entertainment and a stupendous setting in Bents Park overlooking the coast. Fri/Sat/Sun: 10-5pm

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June 2018

Fenwick Sampling Day

June 30, 2018
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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We're delighted to launch our new Icon & Innovation range as part of the Great North Exhibition and the bars are exclusively at Fenwick, Newcastle until 16th July. We'll be sampling them (and praying you like 'em...) along with our classic bars. We've five new flavours including our new Tyne Bridge Single Origin from Columbia - a whopping 45% Milk this is a really great bar for those who like things simple but classic or how 'bout a deep, dark…

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July 2018

Fenwick Sampling Day

July 7, 2018
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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We're delighted to launch our new Icon & Innovation range as part of the Great North Exhibition and the bars are exclusively at Fenwick, Newcastle until 16th July. We'll be sampling them (and praying you like 'em...) along with our classic bars. We've five new flavours including including Lindisfarne with notes of honey (inspired by Lindisfarne Mead), a dark 70% Earl Grey featuring a delicious blend from Newcastle's Estate Tea Company and The Rocket - 70% with popping candy and citrus…

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Pontefract Liquorice Festival 2018

July 8, 2018
Pontefract Liquorice Festival, Town Centre
Pontefract,
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This is our first foray to Pontefract and we've been frantically making our award-winning Liquorice & Blackcurrant bar for those who love the black stuff! Great local producers, tonnes of things to do and even a huge cinema at Pontefract Castle! 10am-4pm

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Saltburn Food Festival 2018

July 29, 2018
Saltburn Food Festival, Milton Street
Saltburn, Redcar
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This is a mini cracker in the beautiful town of Saltburn and described by The Sunday Times as just one of the reasons Saltburn is “one of the best places to live in the UK.” Northern produced food, drink and crafts are in abundance with loads going on and right by the sea! Make sure you bring your spade and pail... 10am-6pm

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August 2018

Food Lovers’ Friday

August 31, 2018
Brocksbushes Farm Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield, NE43 7UB
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North will be doing a little sample session at Brocksbushes this, ahem, Friday (the clue is in the title...) with an array of their local suppliers. We'd be delighted to see you! #shoplocal! 11am-3pm

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September 2018

Berwick Food & Beer Festival 2018

September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Berwick, Barracks & Main Guard Parade + Google Map

This is such a brilliant little town with it's own film festival and this weekend's its annual SlowFood & Beer festival which is an absolute cracker. Set in the Barracks, treat yourself to a wander around the town (great little indy shops), a mooch over the ramparts and then come and imbibe the good stuff! Fabulous foody stalls, demos, a beer tent, street grub and live music! Sat: 10-5pm, Sun: 10-4pm (t.b.c)  

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Festival of Thrift

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Festival of Thrift, Kirkleatham
Redcar,
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Oh my the Festival of Thrift literally goes from strength to strength flexing its creative muscles even further every year. Sustainable living is at the festival's heart with workshops (ceramics, bread and blacksmithing to name but a few), a joyous outdoor performance celebrating women & cycling & fashion - Blazing Saddles natch - amazing stalls and entertainment, an Oxglam fashion show and oh,  just too much to mention here! Check out their website below and make a weekend of it! Sat…

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Alnwick Food Festival

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Alnwick Food Festival, Market Place
Alnwick,
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The glorious market town of Alnwick is hosting its best ever Food Festival which is always a pleasure to attend. With live music, kids' entertainment and the best North East producers showing and selling their wares it's an absolute stormer! Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm

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October 2018

Morpeth Food Festival

October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Morpeth Food Festival, Market place
Morpeth,
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With a fabulous event map by local artist Sarah Farooqi, Morpeth's 6th annual event is getting bigger and better! Amazing produce, a foody trail, tonnes of entertainment and chef demonstrations including one by your's truly! 11am Sunday if you're interested... Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm

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November 2018

Living North Xmas Fair

November 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Living North Kingston Park, Kingston Park Stadium
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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This is simply the start of Xmas for us. Set in a brand new venue at Kingston Park Stadium, home of rugby and the Newcastle Falcons, there's tonnes of parking, easy access and best of all the best shopping experience for all you Xmas lovers! Nab a prosecco, peruse the amazing interiors, gifts, clothes and food and be smug in the knowledge that you've been organised at the same time! Tickets available from Living North's website below.   Thurs-Sat: 10am-5pm,…

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Brocksbushes Xmas Fair

November 8, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Brocksbushes Farm Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield, NE43 7UB
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It's a biggie! Amazing shopping, all under cover, loads of parking and moi! Thurs-Sun: 10am-4.30pm

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Rival Arts Xmas Fair @ Durham

November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Rival Arts New College Durham, New College Durham
Durham,
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Set in New College Durham this is North's first outing to this well established and much loved event. From jewellery, paintings, ceramics and, of course, Xmas food and drink nab a mulled wine, grab your mittens and enjoy! Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm 

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Rival Arts Xmas @ Wentworth Centre, Hexham

November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham
Northumberland,
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In the warmth of the central Wentworth Centre this is a lovely xmas events with arts & crafts, food and booze and ace to find some unique Xmas pressies. Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm

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Durham Xmas Festival

November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018
Durham Cathedral Cloisters, Durham Cathedral
Durham,
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Set in the stunning cloisters of Durham Cathedral this is one of our favourites - freezing cold but what a venue! With choirs, crafts, art in the  Palace Green marquee and in the cloisters amazing local producers where you'll find us! Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12.30pm to 4.30pm

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December 2018

Christmas in Corbridge Xmas Evening

December 3, 2018
Corbridge Larder, 18 Hill Street
Corbridge,
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This stunning little town with some phenomenal shops, including Re Homeware, Forum Books and Corbridge Larder will be celebrating the festive season with carols, stalls, music and even Santa will be making an appearance! North, along with other fab producers, will be hosting a sample session at the Larder and hope to see you there! 5-8pm

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Hexham Christmas Fair

December 7, 2018 - December 8, 2018
Hexham Xmas Market, Market Square
Hexham,
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The last Xmas event of the season for North so roll up, roll up! We love this one set in the heart of Hexham next to the wonderful abbey with singing, mulled wine, loads of stalls and a fabulous atmosphere! Wrap up warm! Fri: 2pm-8pm, Sat: 9am-3pm

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Brocksbushes Xmas Producer Weekend

December 8, 2018 - December 9, 2018
Brocksbushes Farm & Tea Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield , NE43 7UB
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The bonkers and delicious Brocksbushes will have some of their top suppliers giving you a little taste of Xmas at their Producer weekend and North will be there on the Sunday with a few of our own festive delights! Sunday: 11am-3pm.

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Fenwick Food Hall Xmas Splash

December 15, 2018
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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The best department store in the country with one of the finest food halls has always supported North Chocolates and we're delighted to be hosting a couple of little festive taste sessions over the season. Pop in, do your Xmas shopping, nab a glass of champers and indulge in a bite of North... 10-4pm

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Fenwick Food Hall Xmas Splash

December 21, 2018
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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The best department store in the country with one of the finest food halls has always supported North Chocolates and this is our last tasting session of 2018! Pop in, do your Xmas shopping, nab a glass of champers and indulge in a little taste of the North... 10-4pm

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February 2019

Rockcliffe Hall’s Festival of Food 2019

February 2 - February 3
Rockcliffe Hall, Hurworth on Tees
Darlington,
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Rockcliffe Hall is kicking those winter blues firmly into touch on the 2nd Feb with their 8 day food extravaganza. Featuring guest top notch chefs from around the UK including Yorkshire's Andrew Pern and Jersey's Mark Jordan, along with dinners, events and live demos (with special 'Great British Menu' guests)  there will be the Artisan Food Market - with your's truly. What a lovely way to start our foody year! Sat & Sun: 10am-4pmd

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Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb!

February 22 - February 24
Wakefield’s Rhubarb Festival, Wakefield Market Place & Various
Wakefield, Yorkshire
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We love rhubarb we do! The famed Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle really pulls the stops out over this weekend with amazing produce (often with a rhubarb theme, natch!), celeb chefs, a Rhu-Bar Comedy Club and Drinks tent, the delicious Ruby Rhubarb and of course moi, with a limited edition Rhubarb bar or two... Fri 10-4pm, Sat 10-5pm, Sun 10-4pm

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March 2019

Fenwick Mother’s Day Sampling

March 28
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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Treat your mum folks with our new Ruby Rhubarb bar or perhaps one of her favourites - and come and sample the lot if you have a mind in the fabulous Fenwick Food Hall. 10-4pm

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Brocksbushes Mother’s Day Sampling Day

March 30
Brocksbushes Farm & Tea Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield , NE43 7UB
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Treat your mum to an afternoon tea at Brocksbushes and come and sample our lovely chocolate while you're earning brownie points! 11am-3pm

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April 2019

Alnmouth Food Festival 2019

April 7
Alnmouth Food Festival, Hindmarsh Hall
Alnmouth,
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It's nearly Easter and how better to spend your time than in one of the prettiest villages the Northumberland coast has to offer - the gorgeous, colourful Alnmouth. Brace yourself for a walk along the beach, check out the Old School House Gallery, nab a coffee in the wonderful Scott's Deli and then visit the wonderful stalls with local produce galore at the Village Hall! Frankly we can't think of a better Sunday. 10am-4pm

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Bishop Auckland Food Festival

April 13 - April 14
Bishop Auckland Market Square, Market Square/Town Hall
Bishop Auckland,
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What a cracker of an event this is! One of our favourites as the good folk of Bish know how to enjoy themselves! Great music, cookery demos, wonderful local produce from around the North East and even Mr Gregg Wallace! Sat: 10-5pm, Sun: 10-4pm

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Easter Sunday Lolly Making for Kids!

April 21
The Sill, Once Brewed
Northumberland,
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Last year we thought we'd have a few chick lollies, perhaps the odd egg shape but oh, no. The great British public, kids and parents alike, astounded us with their creativity, versatility and downright bonkersness. We had everything from Vampire Easter Bunnies and SharkEggs to my personal favourite the Easter Tractor Crocodile. And it's all happening again this Easter Sunday at Northumberland's magnificent Sill Discovery Centre.   Come in, make your lolly, leg it for a walk or tea and cake…

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May 2019

Living North Spring Fair 2019

May 10 - May 12
Gosforth Racecourse, Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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Gear up for Spring with this lovely event back in the heart of Gosforth. From chi chi kitchens, make-up, hand-made PJs and the best food producers including North obvs nab a cheeky prosecco and treat yourself! Tickets available on the website below. Fri to Sun: 10-4

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Fenwick Meet the Artisan event

May 24 - May 25
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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We're delighted to announce that we're Newcastle Fenwick's 'Artisan Hero' this month with not one but 4 window displays on Blackett Street as part of their Meet the Maker event. We'll be in store on Friday and Saturday with our award-winning bars from our dreamy milk Lemon & Lemon Sea Salt to 70% dark Liquorice & Blackcurrant! Hope to see you there! Fri & Sat: 10-4pm

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South Shields Proper Food Festival – Bents Park

May 25 - May 27
South Shields Proper Food Fest, Bents Park + Google Map

Grab your bucket & spade and head down to one of the finest Bank Holiday weekend food festivals the North East has to offer. Set in the wonderful Bent's Park there's simply tonnes going on with superb grub & booze, live music, rides for the kids - and you get an extra day to enjoy the festivities! Sat: 10-6pm, Sun & Mon: 10-5pm

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June 2019

The Sill Food & Drink Festival

June 1 - June 2
The Sill, Once Brewed
Northumberland,
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The gorgeous Sill is set in the heart of Northumberland's landscape and if you've not been yet may we implore you to do so. Bring your walking boots (and an anorak - we're in the UK afterall...), enjoy a healthy ramble and then join us for music, a bottle of beer and perhaps a bar or two of chocolate! Sat: 10-5pm, Sun: 10-4pm

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Seaham Food Festival

June 8 - June 9
Seaham Food Festival, The Green
Seaham,
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Brought to you by the fantastic Bishop Auckland Food Festival crew this is the Food Festival by the Sea! Great atmosphere with live music, celeb chefs, cocktail making classes and the best local produce money can buy - see you there and don't forget your sun hat! Sat: 10-5pm, Sun: 10-4pm

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Whitley Bay Proper Food Festival

June 15 - June 16

Get your buckets and spades at the ready as this gem will have the newly refurbished Spanish City as its backdrop and, shamefully, we haven't even been down yet (too busy making chocolate...)! Great event with loads going on from music, street food and of course the region's wonderful producers on hand - and remember it's Fathers' Day on the Sunday so stock up for Dad! Sat & Sun: 10-5pm

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Ladies Lunch with North’s Bev Stephenson – Dobson & Parnell

June 19
Dobson & Parnell, 21 Queen St
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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The fantastic award-winning restaurant Dobson & Parnell on Newcastle's Quayside will be hosting a ladies lunch and North's Bev will be there! Along with a chat on how North got started with the highs as well as the definite lows, there'll be a little demo on how to make a dinner party treat made by your own fair hands! Tickets available via Dobson & Parnell's website - click here. 11-30am (tbc)

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July 2019

Saltburn Food Festival

July 28
Saltburn Food Festival, Milton Street
Saltburn, Redcar
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We've never been to this delightful town by the sea but know they put on a whopping event stuffed to the gills with Northern produced food, drink, craft, its makers and producers. The festival, the monthly market, the beach, the eateries and the towns architecture were all flagged up by the Sunday Times as contributing factors to Saltburn being ‘one of the best places to live in the UK’, and certainly not a food festival to miss. So what are…

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