Recently acclaimed as a pioneer of the micro-fest, the Buy Local Food and Drink Festival is putting Budleigh Salterton firmly on the foodie map. A huge addition to this year's event is the exhibitors arena situated in the Lower station road car park behind the Public Hall. Attracting the best of East Devon's produce and catering community, there will be 25 stands offering a variety of temptations from contemporary fudge to African inspired jams and condiments, organic liqueurs and local beers, wines and ciders. You can pedal a bike to blend your own smoothie, take coffee and cake from a Land Rover or tea and savouries from a vintage caravan. With a diverse range of street food stalls there will be something to tickle your tastebuds from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon.
However, the Budleigh Buy Local Festival is about more than what's happening in and around the public hall, take a wander into town and see what the local shops and businesses have on offer. Up and down the high street there are deals, demos and delights to sample. Follow the traybake trail from cafe to cafe and decide for yourself who has created the tastiest festival traybake, try a free starter at the Taj Mahal on Sunday night or enjoy Fish and chips with a 10% at the Premier cafe all weekend long. There are food festival special menus at the Slice of Lyme and at Otterton Mill featuring the very best seasonal ingredients from local suppliers.
And if the festival's musical entertainment whets your appetite, why not stay in and around town on Saturday night for more live music. Listen to Black Hats at the Salterton Arms, dine with jazz at Bowmers, enjoy folk music with cheese and wine in the riding stables' Oak Loft or hear the Budleigh Male Voice choir sing at Temple Methodists Church.
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