Where: The Epic Centre Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln
£: 5 for Adults, 4 Concessions, children under 16 free
What was it?
The Tastes of Lincolnshire Christmas Food and Drink Fair held at the Lincolnshire Showground had over a 100 stallholders offering a variety of local produce. As we arrived on the Saturday we were quite surprised by how quiet it was. It had been snowing but we had expected more people to have braved the weather for the chance of picking up some tasty Christmas gifts. Possibly one reason is the need of a car to get there in the first place.
There was a mix of stalls selling cakes, fudge, preserves, sausages, crafts, beer, mulled wine, plum bread and cheesecake. There were also culinary demonstrations going on throughout the day. For the hungry there was a hot food arcade outside, but sadly there were only a few stalls and could really have done with a lot more. The only hot food in the arcade suitable for vegetarians to eat was pancakes. There were a few more choices for the meat-eater, which although very tasty weren’t enough!
After a few hours of sampling some excellent cupcakes, extravagant looking fudge, tasty (to some) pork scratchings, warming damson gin, pleasant plum bread and succulent sausages the centre had emptied out quite a lot and we decided we’d seen enough. On the whole it wasn’t quite as big and bustling as we expected but the food and drink that was on offer was certainly tasty.
More info: Tastes of Lincolnshire