September in Brum: Win Tickets to Birmingham Independent Food Fair

September in Brum: Birmingham Independent Food Fair

Birmingham Independent Food Fair is set to return, with organisers adding an extra day to take the festival across the weekend of 12-13 September.

Birmingham Independent Food Fair visitors enjoying samples
Birmingham Independent Food Fair visitors enjoying samples

Millennium Point will be the setting for a larger gathering of sixty local food and drink businesses, ranging from restaurants to drinks merchants to street food traders. Local experts like Phil Innes from Loki Wine will host a programme of tasting sessions, offering visitors the chance to learn more about the food and drink on offer.

The festival is dedicated to showcasing Birmingham’s independent food and drink sector, which has seen the addition of many new restaurants and bars in recent months. Among those planning to join this year’s festival is Amantia, a family-run Spanish tapas restaurant that opened earlier this year on Bennett’s Hill in the city centre.

Birmingham cocktail expert Carl Hawkins at Birmingham Independent Food Fair 2014
Birmingham cocktail expert Carl Hawkins at Birmingham Independent Food Fair 2014

As well as growing into a two-day event, the fair will expand across into Eastside Park, with a Gin Garden, more outdoor stalls and a communal dining area planned to create a street party atmosphere.

Live music by local artists will entertain visitors, while a host of street food traders including soul food specialist Big Papas prepare and dish out food in the open air.

Also signed up to the festival are The Penang Laksa Co, a new Malaysian street food concept serving up authentic soup, salad and noodles by chef Nick Shrimpton.

Local singer Demi Marriner at Birmingham Independent Food Fair 2014
Local singer Demi Marriner at Birmingham Independent Food Fair 2014

Craft beer from across the West Midlands region will be on offer at the expanded bar area, which will also house a cocktail theatre and wine bar.

Bakery, confectionery and deli food is also expected to feature strongly, with BAKE, Kneal’s Chocolates and All Greek Delicatessen already on board.

The festival is organised by Dine Birmingham editor Ahmed Ahmed, who is this year joined by Amy Seton, known for organising the annual Whisky Birmingham festival.

Ahmed said: “We’re really excited to be bringing the independent food fair back for a second year, and this time it will be bigger and better than ever.

“Last year we were taken aback by just how popular the event was, to the point that some stalls were overstretched and ran out of food. This year we have streamlined and fixed the format to make sure there is plenty to go round, and everyone has a brilliant time.”

Nearly 2,000 local food and drink lovers descended on Millennium Point for the initial one-day event in 2014.

Capacity this year will double to 4,000 tickets spread over the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September.

Tickets are now available at eventbrite.co.uk/e/birmingham-independent-food-fair-2015-tickets-17570610168

At the event make sure you tweet using #Biff15 and follow them at @BhamIndFoodFair


WIN with BrumHour

BrumHour has two entry tickets to give away for Birmingham Independent Food Fair 2015 courtesy of our friends at Dine Birmingham.  

To enter: sign up to the BrumHour newsletter here by Monday 24th August here: eepurl.com/bfBsjP.

If you are already signed up to BrumHour Newsletter drop me an email at brumhour@gmail.com with the subject. “I want tickets”

Good Luck.

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