A POPULAR food festival is set to return to a Herefordshire town. 

Kington's annual Winter Food and Drink Festival is a free event celebrating Herefordshire food and drink and brings visitors to the town every year.

Organisers say it features the very best of what the borders has to offer. 

Established in December 2004 with just 15 stands under a marquee in the Plas de Marines, the festival has grown enormously since.


It now boasts over 100 stalls hand-picked to give the best variety of producers from charcuterie to patisserie to fresh meat including lamb, pork and goat.

It welcomes and hosts producers from Wales, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire, and the West Midlands.

This year's event, on Saturday, December 3, will feature street food including The Beefy Boys, and stalls featuring falafels, Asian food and more.


Choirs and street music will entertain the crowds during the day.

Organiser Pam Peek said the festival was a "shop window" for artisan food-makers from Herefordshire and the surrounding areas.

She said: "It's a really great event that brings lots of visitors to Kington.

"It showcases the town and the county as a whole and all the wonderful food and drink that it has to offer."