The festival, which will be held on June 3 from 10.30am until 4.30pm, promises to have something to tempt everybody’s tastebuds with some great street food, music, ciders, ales and spirits mostly from border producers.
It promises to be a great way to spend a Saturday, particularly as car parking and admission will be free for the day.
All of the action will take place at Place De Marines, the coach house, the market hall, outside the museum, Cloud Nine car park and Mill Street car.
Organisers have already filled about 50 stands including everything from wood fired pizzas by Field 2 Fork, local lamb burgers, tastes of Japan with Miniyaki's. There will be ice cream made in Kington, a selection of pies, handmade chocolate bars, homemade scotch eggs, artisan breads, olives and Mediterranean products, cured meats, deli items and an organic vegetarian smokehouse.
There will be goat meat, as well as sausages, and free range meats. There will be cakes and pastries and to wash it all down, local ciders, beers, fresh fruit juices, cassis and a gin or too. There will be a bespoke retro café, a pop up pimms and cocktail bar and a seating area for everyone to be able to relax and enjoy the great food and drink on offer while listening to some great street music.
The music will be provided by Little Rumba, saxophone player Bill Laws and other street musicians throughout the day.
There will also be a Kington Beer Run, where competitors will be encouraged to visit different pubs throughout the town and guess the name of an anonymous guest real ale at each for the chance to win a top prize of £50 for an entrance fee of only £1.
To celebrate the summer time, there will be a great selection of nurseries for shoppers to pick up some great plants and herbs for the garden.
If you feel lucky on the day come and try the Chinese Auction, with great prizes from the likes of Perrier Jouet champagne, Pol Roger champagne, Rock Rose gin, Steenberg organic spices to name just a few.
Organier Pam Peek of Kington Chamber of Trade said: “This will be Kington’s first summer food and drink festival but it follows on from the enormous success we have had with the Christmas food and drink festival, which is now in its 13th year. We started that with just 18 stands but now it regularly attracts 85. But in its first year, we already have about 50 stands for the summer festival.
“We are hoping it will have a different feel from the winter festival with the outside seating area, summer food and drinks and the nurseries.
“Everyone is welcome to come along to Kington to get a real taste of the best of the area’s summer food and drink.”