County’s food to be showcased

THE Rutland Food Festival will take place this summer and businesses are urged to get involved.

Discover Rutland is organising the event at Rutland Water, Sykes Lane in Empingham on Saturday, September 17.

It features the county’s Rutland’s finest foods and drinks and demonstrations by top chefs including Michelin Star chef Sean Hope from The Olive Branch in Clipsham.

The event last year attracted 5,000 visitors and runs alongside the popular Rutland Day.

Entry to the event, which runs between 11am and 6pm, is free, but the normal parking charge of £3 applies.

Trade stand applications and sponsorship packs are available by e-mailing tourism@rutland.gov.uk.