Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival
Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival 2023
Applications to exhibit at this year's Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival on 16 and 17 September are now live.
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The Island celebrated local produce at the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival 2022
More than 7,000 people sampled the delicious creations of more than 60 local producers at the Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival last year.
The family-friendly event, sponsored by Bally’s Interactive, showcased a range of great tasting food and drink from artisan breads to unique ice lollies.
The action-packed programme also included a variety of cooking demonstrations, talks, food eating competitions and live music in the Villa Marina Gardens.
A spokesperson for the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, who organise the annual celebration, said:
'We are absolutely delighted that so many people took this fantastic opportunity to find out more about local produce and its journey to their glasses and plates.
'Buying local benefits the local economy and environment, as it supports jobs and can reduce food miles, packaging and waste.
Berry Luxury Bakers & Confectioners was crowned ‘Best Stand’ competition winners, with Angelica Belle taking second place and the Manx Gourmet Mushroom Farm awarded third place.
DEFA’s Food Matters strategy aims to grow the Island’s food industry by £50m over 10 years in a sustainable, profitable and increasingly collaborative way, so the food supply chain meets the needs of customers who are increasingly conscious of provenance and traceability.
Traders were again prohibited from using certain single-use plastics and visitors were encouraged to bring their own bags and reusable water bottles.
Over the weekend 100kg of recycling was collected from stations dotted around the festival.
We are inviting local businesses and organizations to join us in supporting this exciting event by becoming a sponsor.
Sponsorship packages will be available to suit all budgets, and as a sponsor, you will receive exposure to a large, diverse and engaged audience, and the opportunity to showcase your products or services.
Our sponsorship packages will be released in the coming weeks.
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Visit www.iomfoodanddrink.com to learn more about the Isle of Man's local food and drink produce.