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Fresh new look for festival’s ‘Little Foodies Zone’ thanks to generous local farmer

Fresh new look for festival’s ‘Little Foodies Zone’ thanks to generous local farmer

Stone Food & Drink Festival’s ever-popular Little Foodies Zone will offer some exciting new food & drink fun for families this year. Youngsters will get the chance to create their very own ‘mega-milkshakes’ from fresh milk that has travelled just a couple of miles from the farm.

Local farmer Tom Smith, who sells his dairy herd’s milk direct to the public from Smith’s Milk Churn on his farm at Yarlet, has joined forces with Oulton First School PTFA – whose volunteers will be manning the stall – and is donating gallons of milk over the big weekend. PTFA volunteers will guide families through the process of creating their own delicious milky creations for £3.00pp, with all proceeds going direct to the school’s fundraising efforts. Kids will also get the chance to decorate cookies and take part in competitions being run by the PTFA team.

There will also be the chance to have a go at milking a ‘cow’ thanks to the NFU’s model cow, which will sit alongside the milkshake tent; helping children learn where their milk comes from. Farmer Tom says:

“It’s important to support the local community, especially schools. A big part of what I want to do is help educate not only the children of today – our customers of the future – but their parents about where their food comes from, and the difference in quality of food and environmental impact in the production of the food. Local and sustainable has to be the way forward, and for me it would be great if such events help encourage more youngsters into agriculture and food production as agriculture is hi-tech and full of great opportunities.”

Other treats in store for families at the event include free circus skills workshops, Punch & Judy shows and Big Top performances courtesy of Panic Family Circus, plus pay as you go funfair rides and face painting from Lisa Fairy of the Three Fairies.

Festival chairman, Richard Stevens, says: “The Little Foodies Zone is always a real hive of activity and this year we ae delighted to welcome the volunteers from Oulton First School PTFA and their fantastic milkshake stall. We’re sure families will have lots of fun creating their milkshakes and it’s great to see a good local cause raising funds along the way. We’re hugely grateful to Tom for his kind donation of the milk, which will ensure more of the cash raised will go direct to the school’s coffers and it’s brilliant to see milk with so few food miles being used.”

The 2021 Stone Food & Drink Festival takes place on Friday 1, Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 October. Admission is £10pp on the gate with accompanied under 16s getting in free. Little Foodies Zone activities will take place all day on festival Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on the event, and to book discounted tickets online, head to stonefooddrink.org.uk.

Smith’s Milk Churn, at Holding 33 in Yarlet is open daily from 7am – 7pm selling farm-fresh milk from the family’s dairy herd.

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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? 

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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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