Organisers have confirmed that Chester Food and Drink Festival will go ahead on August bank holiday weekend this year.
The news comes despite a flurry of cancelled events caused by the extension of the coronavirus restrictions.
The festival’s organisers say they have faced a lot of tough decisions in the last 18 months but, for them, this one was a no brainer.
“We have redesigned the festival” explained event manager Briony Wilson.
“Taking full advantage of the fabulous options created by Chester Racecourse, we are now able to hold the festival almost entirely outside – ensuring that even if the restrictions remain in place, the festival can run.”
The festival features chef demonstrations from celebrity chefs such as John Torode from MasterChef, Chris Bavin from BBC’s Live well for Less and Michelin starred Paul Rankin amongst other demos from local food heroes.
Demonstrations include a special plant-based cookery school, bbq demos and cocktail masterclasses.
The event will run from 28th-30th August 2021 on Chester Racecourse.