Wednesday, 8 February 2012

More food, drink and arts at Moretonhampstead…

Food, drink and the arts are a large part of the reason our holidaymakers keep coming back to the South West, so it’s natural that we at Helpful Holidays aim to support related events as much as possible.

With that in mind, we’re delighted to be the main sponsor of the Moretonhampstead Festival of Food, Drink and the Arts this year, set to take place on Saturday 10th March.

The first food festival of the year and a celebration of the arrival of spring, it sees the community of the picturesque Dartmoor town of Moretonhampstead turn out in force to honour local food in all its glory. From farmers to bakers, the one day event champions produce and suppliers from across the South West. 

Michael Caines
Over 80 food and drink exhibitors and 20 artists took part in the 2011 event with 5,000 visitors enjoying the festivities. This year’s event will be officially opened by celebrity chef Michael Caines from the two Michelin star Gidleigh Park.

Other celebrated local chefs will be sharing the tricks of their trade in the festival kitchen, whilst upwards of 100 stalls will line Cross Street for visitors to taste, try and buy everything from pickles to pies. The festival will also showcase local artists and craftspeople with open studios.

The festival will run from 10am until 6pm and Helpful Holidays will have a stand in the information tent, so do stop by to say hello! For more information visit You can also follow their festival news on Twitter and Facebook.

If you’re interested in staying nearby, you can browse our holiday cottages in Dartmoor  or call 01647 433593 for human help.

Get ready to tantalise your tastebuds!