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We are delighted to announce that CDA have signed up to Headline sponsor the Great Food and Drink Festivals at Rufford Abbey Country Park in Nottinghamshire 2018.

The prestigious food event will be replacing the Nottingham Castle event which is to be held on 26th - 28th   of May this year. This follows the closing of the Castle due to the 26 Million pounds refurbishment.

The new site will play host to some big-name industry chefs which include none other than the very popular TV chef James Martin, James will be headlining this year’s event on the Saturday with demo’s in the main kitchen arena.


This year’s event will boast some brand-new areas which include ‘The Gin Collection’

Attendees can come along and enjoy Gin tasting, workshops and masterclasses, plus a huge range of some of the finest artisan Gin producers all located in our Gin Collection Marquee, to top it off there is a fabulous gin bar with a large seated area serving a range of wonderful gin cocktails and drinks.

The Big BBQ - a fabulous dedicated area for the lovers of the fine art of BBQ.

We have a selection of the finest purveyors of BBQ food, you can indulge on a feast of different meat treats from Ribs to Brisket.  We have selected only the best popup restaurants and street food in the region, you will not be disappointed.

Come and see workshops by our master butcher or watch demos by pit masters who will sharing their tips and secrets on the fine are of smoking and BBQ.

There will be a variation of competitions including the 'The Big Chilli Show Down' chilli eating contest which pits contestants against some of the fieriest chillies on the planet. The Snobby Butcher 'Hot Wings' Challenge, who will be crowned champion for of the Hot wing arena for 2018?

CDA offer high quality kitchen appliances that are built with your lifestyle in mind. Based in Nottinghamshire, CDA have continued to speak directly with you, the consumer since 1991. They strive to bring practical and stylish appliances into your kitchen and your lives.

“The CDA Group are delighted to be part of the Great Food and Drink Festivals throughout 2018. To be able to provide the festivals and the first-class chefs they have attending the events the chance to use our CDA appliances was a real privilege for us.” 

“The shows are a fantastic way to bring families and people together through their love of great food and drink and we are proud to be a Headline sponsor at this year’s event.”   Steve Corbett, Marketing Manager of The CDA Group.

To find out even more about The CDA Group, then make sure you visit their website by going to and you can find out everything you need to know about The Great Food and Drink Festivals by visiting