Took Hannibal for a spin the other day, up to Uttoxeter Racecourse for a brand new Food Festival called the Four Seasons Festival.  We went armed with our super duper gazebo (nearly lost it on the Friday evening in a raging thunder storm, but that’s another story) and a van brim full with chilled Prosecco.

The plan is for the Four Seasons to develop a nationwide festival up and down the country next year and the organisers will be looking for support and appropriate venues that will lend themselves to scores of thousands of visitors.

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Where did all the punters go?

We were blessed with beautiful weather on the first day of the event, enjoying the grounds of the racecourse on one side and a local game of cricket on the other, with a stunning forest backdrop.  Our gazebos all looked stunning , with plenty of choice on the artisanal food and drink front (I was particularly taken by Mr Posh Pork Pie man – pies to die for  – and I nearly did).  Even the bouncy castle looked ready for a good kiddy trouncing.

So as the doors opened at 10.00am, we anticipated a great day of activity.  But something went wrong…… the punters forgot to turn up.  We were one of 50 odd companies standing dumb-founded at the absence of visitors, as were the few that did discover the event was taking place.  A huge disappointment for all involved after so much effort had clearly gone into making the event a success.

So if anyone knows where the public went, please contact Charmaine at http://fourseasonsfestival.co.uk or tweet her @fourseasfest

Worst of all, we didn’t take enough money to buy a Posh Pork Pie or a slice of Jamon all weekend!  Ah well, roll on Battersea Feast Festival later today and all weekend –  http://foodiesfestival.com/event/feast-battersea-park/

 

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