Slow Food Norwich and Slow Food Anglia members have been involved with the food, drink and lifestyle festivals that are held at the Fire Pit Camp in the village of Wendling near Swaffham and we will be present at the Breks Food Festival in September which is being held in conjunction with the annual Slow Food festival that has been held at the Fire Pit Camp over the past three years.
One of the Slow Food Norwich and Anglia's main aims is to be involved with local communities and events in the area in which we are based so we are very pleased to be involved with the Breks food festival for the first time.
The Fire Pit Camp is an independent family run campsite with 15 pitches for campers, a large decorated warehouse which can be used for parties and social events as well as a large cafe bar, and has been featured in several national newspapers as one the the top campsite destinations in the UK.
The one day festival will include many food stalls all with local artisan food producers, live music, DJs, talks and workshops, the event is sponsored by Beeston's Brewery and supported by Norfolk Food and Drink Ltd.
This first joint Slow Food and Breks Food festival will be held on Saturday 17th September starting at noon and as before it will attract visitors from both Norfolk and further afield and over the past three years events held at the Fire Pit Camp have rapidly increased in popularity as they offer the perfect family day out and also a showcase for some of best that local Norfolk food and drink has to offer.
Local artisan food producers who are taking part include Chilli Fundamentals who are based in west Norfolk as well as street food vendors from several local well known companies based in and around Norwich.
There are several excellent play areas for children all across the campsite and many of the activities taking place during the day are specially focused on younger children, and there is also a special converted Double Decker bus which always proves popular with both adults and children.