Abbfest is a charity beer, food and music festival held at Fermoy’s Garden Centre, Newton Abbot, Devon, which has raised over £220,000 for local charities, community groups and good causes since it started in 2004. Organised by a group of dedicated volunteers, the festival returns over the 21st to 23rd of September 2018. Featuring over 200 local ales from breweries only in Devon, as well as a choice of 30 ciders, over 50 food, drink and craft stalls and entertainment from Riviera Dogs, Go Tell Alice, Take a Chance on Us Abba Tribute and Long for the Coast plus many more bands! A variety of award-winning street food is also available to wash down the ales and ciders.
Saturday 22nd September also sees the return of Abbfest’s well-loved cookery demonstrations from four top Devon Chefs, including Darrin Hosgrove from Ashburton Cookery School, South West Home Cook of the Year Sue Stoneman and Dez Turland from Brend Hotels Collection. Stuart Crook will be performing an improvised and unpredictable Ready Steady Cook demo as he darts around the food tent grabbing ingredients from our various stall holders, tasked with creating a tasty meal with what he’s given!
A true family day out, children will have the chance to take part in archery, have a go on a climbing wall with the Army Cadets and get their faces painted! Children’s workshops from Nature Make, Whatever the Weather Pottery, FizzPop Science and Two Tarts Cookery School are also available to keep every member of the family busy.
If this wasn’t enough, there will be food, craft and drink stalls to browse selling cheese, honey, fudge, chocolate, pies, chutneys, and jams; as well as a large array of craft stalls offering jewellery, pottery, hand-crafted wooden products, bags, skincare and much more!
Free shuttle buses from Newton Abbot will be running courtesy of Grey Cars, please check the website for more details, nearer the festival.