Honiton High Street is the place to be tomorrow (Saturday, September 28) when around 50 local food, drink and craft producers are joined by top chefs and entertainers for this year’s Gate to Plate event.
Rescheduled following extreme weather last month, Honiton Gate to Plate promises a packed programme of events, including live music on an entertainment stage and a cooking stage, featuring chefs and food experts giving live demonstrations.
The free event, organised by East Devon District Council and supported by Honiton Town Council, will see a wide variety of different food, drink and crafters who will line the High Street, as they did 12 months ago, inviting visitors to ‘come see, come try and come buy’.
Many of the producers will be offering free samples to visitors to taste their wares.
The inaugural Gate to Plate last year attracted more than 6,000 visitors – including Prince Charles and Camilla.
High Street will be closed between 6am and 6pm, between the Dowell Street and New Street junctions.
Extra parking for the event will be available at Allhallows Playing Field.
This year, for the first time, there will be a show kitchen with cooking demonstrations from top chefs and food experts which will be compered by the River Cottage’s very own Steven Lamb, who teaches at the River Cottage Cookery School and specialises in curing and smoking meat.
Meet some of the producers: