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Drac Group signed as lead sponsor for 2023 Stone Food & Drink Festival

Drac Group signed as lead sponsor for 2023 Stone Food & Drink Festival

Stone-based logistics firm Drac Group has been announced as the main sponsor of this year’s Stone Food & Drink Festival.

The firm, which started in 2009 with three staff working from an office in Stone High Street, has seen dramatic expansion – opening offices in Manchester and Falkirk in 2015. It moved into its HQ – a 32,000 sq ft warehouse on Stone Business Park in 2021, where it currently employs 33 staff. And the growth is ongoing; in October 2022, Drac Group acquired Caledonian Logistics – taking on four warehouses, 110 trailers and 160 staff.

However, the firm’s heart remains very much in Stone, and its local links are central to CEO Alex Hayes’ decision to support the festival:

“We’ve enjoyed the Stone Food & Drink Festival as visitors for many years, and when the opportunity to take lead sponsorship came up it seemed like a natural fit. We look forward to working alongside the festival team to promote Stone businesses alongside food and drink exhibitors, and to entertaining our guests over the ‘big weekend’ in July.”

The festival, which attracts thousands of visitors to Stone each year, will take place at Kibblestone Scot Camp just 1.5 miles north of the town centre, while development work takes place on its usual Westbridge Park site. With a shuttle bus service and a packed programme of events planned for the town centre throughout festival week, the goal of the event remains to help bring visitors – and their revenue – into Stone for the benefit of local businesses. Chairman of the non-for-profit event, Richard Stevens, says:

“We’re delighted to have Drac Group on board as main sponsor. The firm is a real local success story and it’s fantastic that they share our passion for promoting Stone and its businesses. As a not-for-profit CIC, we rely heavily on the support of local businesses to help cover the significant costs associated with running the event. We look forward to working with Drac Group in the run-up to what we believe will be another bumper festival.”

The 2023 Stone Food & Drink Festival will take place on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July. Advance early bird tickets are available online at www.stonefooddrink.org.uk

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CHEERS to our competition winner Lee and his partner Janine - here they are enjoying a pint of Joule’s finest as part of their prize with Festival Chairman Richard Stevens and Emma Burbridge from Crown Wharf. They also bagged a pair of 3 day passes to The Stone Food & Drink Festival at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July.

Have you booked your tickets yet? 

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery 

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CHEERS to our competition winner Lee and his partner Janine - here they are enjoying a pint of Joule’s finest as part of their prize with Festival Chairman Richard Stevens and Emma Burbridge from Crown Wharf. They also bagged a pair of 3 day passes to The Stone Food & Drink Festival at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July.

Have you booked your tickets yet?

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery

#stonefood #foodies #foodfest2024 #enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #wearestaffs #FoodFestivalFun #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #westmidlands #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefoodie #stonefooddrinkfest #westmidlandsfood
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Drac is back!

We are delighted to announce that Stone-based logistics specialists Drac Group has once again signed as Lead Sponsor for the 2024 festival.

We are delighted to have Drac on board as we prepare to return to Westbridge Park and are hugely grateful to Drac and all the other businesses who sponsor and support the event.

More to come on Drac and our other fantastic sponsors in the run-up to the ‘big weekend’! 

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefood #FoodFestivalFun #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefooddrinkfest #wearestaffs #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #foodlovers #foodies #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #ourbeautifulborough

Drac is back!

We are delighted to announce that Stone-based logistics specialists Drac Group has once again signed as Lead Sponsor for the 2024 festival.

We are delighted to have Drac on board as we prepare to return to Westbridge Park and are hugely grateful to Drac and all the other businesses who sponsor and support the event.

More to come on Drac and our other fantastic sponsors in the run-up to the ‘big weekend’!

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefood #FoodFestivalFun #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefooddrinkfest #wearestaffs #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #foodlovers #foodies #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #ourbeautifulborough
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We have a WINNER! Congratulations to Lee Baughen 🎉 Thank you to everyone who entered - we hope to see you all at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’ (book your tickets online in advance to save on gate prices)! https://stonefooddrink.org.uk

We have a WINNER! Congratulations to Lee Baughen 🎉 Thank you to everyone who entered - we hope to see you all at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’ (book your tickets online in advance to save on gate prices)! https://stonefooddrink.org.uk ...

*COMPETITION CLOSED* 
WIN a pair of 3-day passes to the 2024 Stone Food & Drink Festival PLUS 2 pints in Joule’s Crown Wharf!

To celebrate Joule’s Brewery coming on board as the sponsor of our Live Music Stage, we’re giving away a pair of 3-day passes to join us on Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July!

The lucky winner will also bag themselves and a friend a pint each to enjoy at Joule’s Stone brewery tap, Crown Wharf!*

To be in with a chance of winning tell us who you’d bring along in the comments and why you’d like to win! Make sure you like our page, too… 

Entries close midnight on Sunday 7 April 2024 and the winner will be selected at random from all entries across FB & IG. Good luck!

P.S. Please be scam aware - we will never ask you to click a link and give us your details if you have won. Winner will be contacted direct and announced on our social channels. 

*Total ticket prize value £50 on the gate. You must be able to enjoy your pints at the Crown Wharf before the end of April 2024 and be happy to take part in a promo photo of you enjoying your pints for our social channels. Prize not transferable and no cash alternative. This competition is in no way endorsed or approved by META. 

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery 

#stonefooddrinkfest #enjoystaffordshire #westmidlandsfood #stonefood #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #stokefoodie #stonefoodanddrinkfest #FoodFestivalFun #wearestaffs

*COMPETITION CLOSED*
WIN a pair of 3-day passes to the 2024 Stone Food & Drink Festival PLUS 2 pints in Joule’s Crown Wharf!

To celebrate Joule’s Brewery coming on board as the sponsor of our Live Music Stage, we’re giving away a pair of 3-day passes to join us on Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July!

The lucky winner will also bag themselves and a friend a pint each to enjoy at Joule’s Stone brewery tap, Crown Wharf!*

To be in with a chance of winning tell us who you’d bring along in the comments and why you’d like to win! Make sure you like our page, too…

Entries close midnight on Sunday 7 April 2024 and the winner will be selected at random from all entries across FB & IG. Good luck!

P.S. Please be scam aware - we will never ask you to click a link and give us your details if you have won. Winner will be contacted direct and announced on our social channels.

*Total ticket prize value £50 on the gate. You must be able to enjoy your pints at the Crown Wharf before the end of April 2024 and be happy to take part in a promo photo of you enjoying your pints for our social channels. Prize not transferable and no cash alternative. This competition is in no way endorsed or approved by META.

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery

#stonefooddrinkfest #enjoystaffordshire #westmidlandsfood #stonefood #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #stokefoodie #stonefoodanddrinkfest #FoodFestivalFun #wearestaffs
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Why not surprise the foodie in your life this Easter? 🐣

Instead of a chocolate egg that’ll be gone in minutes, why not buy them a whole day of food & drink fun?

With a gourmet shopping village packed with artisan traders, global street food, pop up bars, live cookery demonstrations, talks & tastings, great live music and family fun* all in the ticket price it’s a fantastic foodie day out!

(Plus this year we’re BACK on Westbridge Park!)

*Accompanied under 16s get in free! 

Book now before the price goes up on 1st April!

(Link in bio/comments)… 

#stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #foodlover #streetfood #FoodFestivalFun #enjoystaffordshire #stonefooddrinkfest #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #foodlovers #foodies #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #artisanfoods #ourbeautifulborough #stonefood

Why not surprise the foodie in your life this Easter? 🐣

Instead of a chocolate egg that’ll be gone in minutes, why not buy them a whole day of food & drink fun?

With a gourmet shopping village packed with artisan traders, global street food, pop up bars, live cookery demonstrations, talks & tastings, great live music and family fun* all in the ticket price it’s a fantastic foodie day out!

(Plus this year we’re BACK on Westbridge Park!)

*Accompanied under 16s get in free!

Book now before the price goes up on 1st April!

(Link in bio/comments)…

#stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #foodlover #streetfood #FoodFestivalFun #enjoystaffordshire #stonefooddrinkfest #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #foodlovers #foodies #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #artisanfoods #ourbeautifulborough #stonefood
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We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Hairy Biker Dave Myers. 

We were honoured to host Dave and Si at the Stone Food & Drink Festival back in 2010 when they headlined the Demonstration Kitchen. What a lovely, friendly and humble gent he was. 

Our heartfelt condolences to Si, Dave’s friends and family.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Hairy Biker Dave Myers.

We were honoured to host Dave and Si at the Stone Food & Drink Festival back in 2010 when they headlined the Demonstration Kitchen. What a lovely, friendly and humble gent he was.

Our heartfelt condolences to Si, Dave’s friends and family.
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Don’t miss out! 

The sooner you book, the more you save with our ‘early bird’ ticket offer! 

Prices will go up again from 29th Feb 2024 so book online now and bag yourself a bargain ticket to this summer’s hottest foodie event…

(Accompanied under 16s go FREE - no ticket required!)

https://stonefooddrink.org.uk/tickets/

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlandsfood #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #FoodFestivalFun #stonefooddrinkfest #foodlover #streetfood #stokeontrent #westmidlands #stafford #staffordshire

Don’t miss out!

The sooner you book, the more you save with our ‘early bird’ ticket offer!

Prices will go up again from 29th Feb 2024 so book online now and bag yourself a bargain ticket to this summer’s hottest foodie event…

(Accompanied under 16s go FREE - no ticket required!)

https://stonefooddrink.org.uk/tickets/

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlandsfood #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #FoodFestivalFun #stonefooddrinkfest #foodlover #streetfood #stokeontrent #westmidlands #stafford #staffordshire
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