Thousands flock to Essex Food Festival

The Essex Festival of Food and Drink is held once a year at Cressing Temple Barns in Braintree, Essex. Celebrating all the fantastic food and drink that Essex has to offer and with almost sell out crowds this year proved to be just as popular as previous years!

It was the seventh year for the show and headline cookery demonstrations came from James Martin and Nadiya Hussain.

Our "The Only Way is Essex" marquee made its annual appearance with over 20 local food suppliers showcasing their products, plus we held a prize draw to win a hamper full of yummy local food worth £85! The lucky winner was Valerie Morgan from Chelmsford who was delighted with her prize! (See photo)

Since 2013 The society has supported it producers by sponsoring a branded marquee at the festival to showcase their produce and it has been a huge success with 22 stands which gives the public the opportunity to see a great selection of food and drink produced in Essex.

Attending this year were: 

Bishop Nick Ltd

Brentwood Brewing Company

Broad Oak Farm Sausage Company


Cupcake Daisy

Dan Hull Prepared Foods

Elixirs of Life

Fairfield Farm Crisps

Hanningfield Smokehouse

Jim Jams Spreads

Muffin Makery

Only By Nature

Retro Corn

Rossi's Ice Cream

Shaken Udder

Thursday Cottage

Verstegen Spices and Sauces UK Ltd

Next year's event is scheduled to take place on 14th/15th July.