Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Roger recommends… The Beer, Bangers and Bands Concert: Budleigh Food & Drink Festival Fundraiser!












Fairlynch trustee and former museum chairman Roger Sherriff, pictured above, tells me that he is looking forward to the big Budleigh event on Saturday 16 April in the Public Hall when there will be live music all evening along with food and drink from 6.00 pm until midnight. 

Locally produced real ales, cider and wine will be on offer with a selection of Good Game’s award winning artisan sausages to buy for your supper, including a ‘Beer Bangers and Bands’ special banger!















The double headliner concert features the local Folk, Roots Rock band ‘Sam Green and the Midnight Heist’ and R&B, Blues & Rockabilly band ‘Hucklebuck’ with Budleigh’s own Ian Briggs, supported by the ever popular Budleigh Ukulele Rat Pack, with Budleigh duo Savoy and Exmouth’s Poppy Freya to open the night from 6.00 pm.



















As well as all the fantastic live music, a mini real ale festival featuring seven local breweries and great local food and drink on offer, there will be a quality raffle and silent auction with some fantastic prizes to be won, including; a location photo shoot, framed prints, a meal for two, a very posh cream tea for four with wine, a forest school children’s holiday club session, homeopathy consultations, a leisure day pass, a sausage making class for two worth £125 and much, much more!

























All proceeds from the event will go toward the funding needed to host the next Budleigh Food and Drink Festival in 2017. The Food Fest team are delighted to announce that the last food festival in 2015 has been shortlisted as one of the finalists at the Exeter Living Awards 2016, in the Leisure and Tourism category.
























Trudie Burne, Festival Manager said “We are so thrilled to have got shortlisted in what must be, such a large category. It is so nice that our hard work and dedication has been recognised. The whole festival team are all volunteers and we do all this for the benefit of our community in our town, which we love, and for the people who visit. We are up against some stiff competition in the awards, but just to get this far is a great achievement.” The winner will be announced at the award ceremony in Exeter on 14th April, two days before the Beer Bangers and Bands event.















The next Budleigh Food and Drink Festival is on 8 and 9 April in 2017 and all future Budleigh Food Festivals will be bi-annual, with the interim year dedicated to fundraising for the next one!


A second fundraiser, Big Band Night featuring AJ’s Big Band will be held on Friday 4 November 2016, more details to be released soon! Follow the Budleigh Food Fest on Facebook or Twitter to keep updated.

Buy tickets for Beer Bangers and Bands from the on-line box office via the festival website. www.budleighfoodanddrink.org.uk Tickets are limited and selling fast so don’t miss out, go get yours now!  £12.50 in advance.




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