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Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2017

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is a nationally acclaimed event as is the UK's largest urban food and drink festival that for 2017 is celebrating it's astonishing 20th anniversary. Conceived and developed by Phil Jones and Chris Tomlinson in 1998, the event originated as a means of showing the rest of the nation that there was more to Manchester dining than the stereotypes that existed at the time.

In the 19 annual Festivals that have taken place over that time, the Festival has achieved a national status & will return for 2017 between 28th September - 9th October.

It is an urban food and drink festival, there is no single location, rather the Festival takes over as much of the City Centre and surrounding districts of Greater Manchester as possible, with a huge programme of events taking place, both indoor and outdoor.

Over the years the Festival has drawn names as diverse as Nadiya Hussain, Jamie Oliver,
Gordon Ramsay, Bill Wyman and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

The Festival culminates with the legendary Manchester Food and Drink Festival Gala Dinner and Awards, where the most prestigious food and drink awards in the City are announced.

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