VisitGuernsey has announced the launch of a new Eat Drink & Be Local summer festival series focusing on the island’s food, drink and artisanal crafts.
Starting on 2 June as part of Guernsey’s popular Seafront Sunday series, 'Eat Drink & Be Local' will take place along the harbour front of St Peter Port across four summer Sundays, culminating in a Festival Finale Weekend at the end of September. Seafront Sundays take place on select Sundays throughout the summer months, when St Peter Port’s seafront becomes traffic free and bursts into life with themed stalls and al fresco dining.
Guernsey is home to a wealth of entrepreneurs who have crafted and created their own unique variations of local products. The newly launched Eat Drink & Be Local Seafront Sunday aims to showcase the real authentic taste of Guernsey by championing local flavour and style.
The main activities of Eat Drink & Be Local will be held on The Crown Pier, which will feature The Creation Station activity marquee - an area dedicated for cultural activities for children, alongside two demonstration and live music marquees. There will also be a landscaped garden called ‘The Watering Hole’ where food and drink enthusiasts can sit and sample the very best locally brewed, distilled and crafted beverages along with an array of food stalls featuring tastes from around the world but made in Guernsey.
Sunday 28 July, 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 18 August, 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 1 September, 10:00 – 17:00
Festival Finale Weekend
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September 2019, 10:00 – 17:00
Activities for children throughout the Eat Drink & Be Local festival
The art of educating children about the origins, sources and benefits of locally created food and drink products will be a regular feature of each Eat Drink & Be Local with The Creation Station occupying the southern section of the Hammer End of Crown Pier. Children of all ages will be able to learn how to make a homemade pizza, discover the wonders of underwater produce and make and decorate their own Chef’s hats to wear at home in the kitchen. They can also create their own Hedge Veg stall – an honesty box of home-grown produce found along the side of many of Guernsey’s roads.
Entrance to Eat Drink and Be Local is free.