When: 13th July 2014, 10am – 4pm
Where: Belvoir Cricket Club, Knipton, Leicestershire NG32 1RE
£: Admission costs £1. It will cost £5 to park, the money will go to The Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust, a local charity which encourages youngsters of all abilities to get involved with sport.
What is it?
Celebrate one of our most ancient hedgerow plants at Britain’s first ever Elderflower Festival on Sunday 13th July at Belvoir Cricket Club in Leicestershire. The festival kicks off at 10am and runs until 4pm, with a raft of activities for all the family to enjoy from food stalls and craft stands to live music and morris men.
The festival has been organised by Lincolnshire-based family business, Belvoir Fruit Farms, which is celebrating 30 years of producing their elderflower cordial.
The winner of the Great British Bake Off, Frances Quinn, will be at the festival, showing off the versatility of this quintessentially English drink. The timing of the festival coincides with the end of the frantic six-week harvest when all the elderflowers have been safely gathered in.
The Elderflower Festival will have traditional entertainment including live jazz music, morris dancers, maypole dancers, street party games, juggling, face painting and a bouncy castle. There will also be stalls selling local crafts and produce. For children there will be an Elderflower Fairy Fancy Dress Competition, judged by Frances Quinn.
The highlight of the day will be a baking demonstration by Frances Quinn, who lives close to the Belvoir heartland. She promises to show visitors to the festival how to mix up a tasty treat using Belvoir’s elderflower cordial.
Quinn will then be judging the festival’s Cake Competition. Anyone can enter the competition and there are three categories to enter.
The lovely Category will be for the most beautifully decorated cake, The Elderflower Category is for any cake recipe which incorporates elderflower cordial as an ingredient, and finally, the Belvoir Cordial Cake Category is for any cake recipe incorporating one of the Belvoir cordials.
More info: www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk