23 – 24 September 2017

Local producers will take centre stage at the market at this year’s Stratford Town Centre Food Festival.

The market, organised in partnership with leading market operator Cotswold Markets this year, will emphasise regional food and drink with an array of local producers.

The festival, which takes place on September 23rd and 24th, is one of the highlights of the calendar in Stratford, showcasing the town and wider region’s food and drink.

A packed timetable of demonstrations and workshops, will include demonstrations from town centre chefs and producers at The Waterside Cookery Theatre, plus workshops and hands-on classes for adults and children at other venues across the town centre.

There will be popular Taste and Ale Trails giving visitors the chance to try tasty treats from around 20 town centre restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs across the town.

Stratford’s historic streets will provide the backdrop for a bustling producers’ market. More than 90 traders will line Meer Street, Henley Street and High Street, highlighting food and drink available in and around the area.

They will include Stratford-based RetroLilly, who will be selling an array of locally-sourced ice cream from their very own vintage van, while The Fudge Factor from nearby Harbury will be selling handmade soft fudge and tray bakes at their stall on Meer Street.

And on Bridge Street, the Big Red Pig Company from Warwick will be offering their own Biltong and Jerky, while Tunnel Brewery from Ansley in north Warwickshire will be selling their bottled craft beer, ceramic goblets and gift boxes.

This is the first year Cotswold Markets has partnered with Stratforward BID to organise the market at the popular Stratford Town Centre Food Festival, which is sponsored by local restaurant Loxleys.

This year Stratforward is also working collaboratively with Stratford Literary Festival which is hosting an evening with highly-acclaimed chef Yotam Ottolenghi on Friday, September 22nd .

The festival is free. For more information visit