Saturday, July 13, 2024

The Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival returns over the early May Bank Holiday weekend

The Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival returns to Sandringham over the early May Bank Holiday weekend, with a fabulous line up of chefs and the return of the English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition.

The English Open started out in 2004 and 2005 at Sandringham, before moving onto other venues, and now comes back home this year. This year sees the return of international carvers after the relaxation of Covid restrictions.

One such artist carver is Mike Ayers from North Carolina in the USA who, during his last visit to Sandringham created a stunning gladiator sculpture. Mike will be joined by approximately 20 other top chainsaw carving artists.

The festival always has a strong line up of chefs and this year is no exception, with Jack Stein, Spencer Metzer (the 2022 winner of Great British Menu Champion of Champions and head chef at the Ritz), Cyrus Todiwala CBE (Indian Cuisine at Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen and Café Spice Namaste, author and educationalist), and Paul Young (a master chocolatier from London, winner of countless international awards including the Best Sea Salted Caramel in the World).

A food festival in Norfolk should not be without local food hero Galton Blackiston who will be appearing on stage during Monday’s festivities.

Be and Andrea will be ably supporting the team over all three days of the event.

Up to now we have touched on just two elements of the fair, but there is such a lot more, including a very large craft fair and food festival. Moving around the show we come to the craft & wood exhibitors, demonstrators and competitors. There will be nationally selected artists, designers and craftsmen demonstrating and selling their crafts and skills in the main craft pavilions.

Into the food halls you will find a large array of food and drink for your appreciation, from local, regional and national producers.

The Piazza is the central hub of the festival, that special area where show visitors come together to eat and drink, whilst soaking up the atmosphere and relaxing to live jazz and folk music. There is a large range of street food on offer from many different cultures and an equally wide range of beverages to quench your thirst; so do come along and enjoy!

We look forward to seeing you at the Sandringham Food, Craft & Wood Festival on Saturday, Sunday & Monday April 29th, 30th & 1st May.

Book your tickets online at or ring 01283 820548

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