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About

Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2014

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is a nationally acclaimed event
that has developed to its current level over 17 years. 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 17 annual Festivals that have taken place over that time, the
Festival has achieved a national status & will return for 2014 between September 18th to 29th.

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.

The Festival highlights a number of 'Festival themes', issues which
affect the food and drink industry in the region.

Like Manchester itself, the Festival is both Original and Modern. Events
and participation have ranged from a children's food workshop at a community
library in Salford, to a glittering Gala Dinner at The Lowry Hotel.

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

festival event highlights

Thwaites Festival of Beer

Thwaites Festival of Beer

Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Big Unit

Big Unit

Thursday 25th September 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Graeme Park - DJ set for the Opening Night

Graeme Park - DJ set for the Opening Night

Thursday 18th September 21:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Richmond Tea Rooms
Big indie Wine Fest
Taste of Manchester for foodie news
Liquor Market