The Great Food and Drink Festival is returning to Nottingham Castle for the third straight year over the May Bank Holiday (27th-29th). Take a look below at 5 reasons we think you should come a long!

1.       Food – Everyone loves food, right? So why not treat yourself to some delicious delights that will have your taste buds dancing like they’re at an 80’s disco! There will be everything from cheese, sausages and burgers to Italian and South African cuisine and everything in between.

2.       Drink – It’s the bank holiday weekend, if you like a drink then this is the best time for it! With an array of bars at this year’s festival, we are sure there will be something that quenches your thirst. Greene King will be providing a bar full of real ales, there will be a double decker bus bar, a Pimms and Prosecco bar as well as Coolest Drinks Bar who will be providing cider, spirits and wines!

3.       Celebrity Chefs – You don’t very often have the chance to see a famous chef cooking right in front of your eyes. The thing is, we don’t just have the one! With Antonio Carluccio (Saturday), Jean-Christophe Novelli (Sunday) and Adam Simmonds (Monday) there will be plenty of opportunities to watch and learn as these chefs take to the stage.

4.       Local Chefs – As well as our celebrity chefs, we have local chefs on our stage too! On Saturday, you’ll be able to see Ben Chaplin of the Lace Market Hotel and Danny Holloway of Butchers Bar and Steakhouse. Sunday, we will be bringing you live demos from Daniel Burridge, head chef of Harts Hotel and Restaurant as well as Nick Antoniades, the head brewer at sponsors Brewhouse and Kitchen. Last, but by no means least, are our Monday chefs. Annie Spaziano, of Annie’s Burger Shack will be taking to the main stage, as will former chef to the Queen, Des Sweeney. Nottingham’s famous butcher Johnny Pusztai will also be on stage!

5.       It’s a great day out! – Tens of thousands of people have flocked to the Nottingham Castle event over the years. There is entertainment for all the family, including live music, soft play areas, chef demos and more. So if you are stuck for something to do this Bank Holiday weekend, then do not worry! Get yourself down to Nottingham Castle and have a great time!

Advance tickets are £8, so be quick to get yours! Ticket will be £10 online from Sunday 21st May, so you only have a few more days to get cheaper tickets.

Under 10’s are free with a paying adult.