The Guernsey Food Festival returns for a third year in 2017 running from 16 – 24 September with the aim of showcasing the best of the island’s local produce and varied cuisine.
During the festival, there will be a range of special promotions in bars and restaurants on the island, as well as gastronomic tours, chef masterclasses, street markets with local goods and live interactive events for budding cooks and families to enjoy.
The festival is organised by Taste Guernsey, a non-profit organisation based on the island with the purpose of supporting local food and drink producers and restaurants through a number of events, benefiting both the local community and improving the experience for people visiting Guernsey.
In the lead up to the festival, Taste Guernsey will be running a series of mini-festivals during the summer celebrating the local food industry under the titles of ‘Locally Caught’ (13/14 May), ‘Locally Grown’ (10/11 June), ‘Locally Produced’ (5/6 August) and ‘Locally Reared’ (19/20 August). The events will combine with the island’s ‘Seafront Sundays’, where St Peter Port’s seafront is closed to traffic for a series of markets, tasting events and cooking demonstrations.
Direct flights to Guernsey operate year round from London City, Gatwick and Stansted, as well as many regional UK airports with Aurigny, Blue Islands and Flybe.