On Saturday, Graham, me and the kids met up with some friends and headed to Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham for the Foodies Festival. We were so lucky that the weather was gorgeous, and Cannon Hill Park is a beautiful place.
The first stands that caught our eye were the alcohol ones – well, on such a beautiful sunny day it would have been rude not to!. There was Pimms, champagne, rum, cider, Prosecco, wine…heaven! We sampled some of the new Stella Artois Cidre – we all liked the peach one best, but the elderflower one was pretty damn nice!
There were plenty of pop up restaurants selling almost every kind of food you could imagine, from Jamie’s Kitchen to burgers and hot dogs, street food, pulled pork, paella, flatbreads, chips, pastries – you name it, it was there! There wasn’t many ‘child friendly’ options, so the kids had chips. Graham had pizza, and I, trying to stay on track with my diet went for a healthier (and extremely delicious!) option of Hungarian chicken stew, with rice, salad and pickled cabbage. For £5 I got a huge tray of it, and couldn’t finish it!
The best bit was the chance to sample all sorts of delicious things from independent stalls and retailers. We tried chocolate, fudge, popcorn, cheese, salami, chorizo, dips…all of it delicious!
We tried some of the ‘Godslayer’ chilli dip from The Chilli Farm – it certainly lived up to it’s name as a ‘f*****g hot sauce’.
To cool our mouths down, we headed over to the bar to have a drink. The others had a cider and I had a gin and tonic, which was perfect in the sunshine. Whilst we had a sit down, the kids loved exploring the bus!.
There was plenty of open space to walk about and even though it was busy, it didn’t feel crammed. I would have liked to have seen a little bit more seating – there were only a few benches. We ended up standing up to eat which wasn’t too comfortable. There was plenty of grass space to sit on though.
There was also a stage with live music, which was nice to listen to as we walked around.
All in all, it was a lovely day out, and a chance to discover some new foods and drinks. If you get the chance to visit it at any of the other venues this year, I highly recommend it!
*We were given complimentary tickets to visit the festival. All opinions are our own.