South Gloucestershire Food and Drink Festival follows successful summer show

September 14 to 15

10am until 4pm

Bristol and Bath Science Park

Free

ORGANISERS of this year's South Gloucestershire Show say it was another success, with thousands of visitors coming through the gates.

The show on the weekend of August 3 and 4 included several new areas.

The NFU Country Fair and Livestock area enabled people to watch the judging of cattle, sheep and pigs in the ring and also offered the opportunity to learn about farming today. A pipe band contest ended with a massed finale and a dog zone run by Friends of South Gloucestershire Strays included competitions, agility and scent workshops.

Old favourites including stunt bike rider Flyin’ Ryan and displays of birds of prey returned, along with car displays and a 4x4 driving course.

For the second year Jessie May was the nominated charity, and its staff and volunteers raised awareness of the work they do providing a hospice at home service. It’s hoped that they will beat last year’s total which was £3,500.

With the dust barely settled, the organisers' focus has now shifted to the South Gloucestershire Food and Drink Festival, which takes place on the lawns of the Bristol and Bath Science Park over the weekend of September 14 to 15 from 10am until 4pm each day. The last festival in May attracted over 20,000 visitors.

Entry to the festival is free, with the food featuring cuisines from around the world including everything from savoury snacks to sweet treats and cocktails. Live entertainment is provided by local bands.

Parking at the Science Park is free and the venue is also accessible via cycle-routes.

For more information visit www.southglosfoodfest.co.uk.