b'FOOD & DRINKLOCAL EVENTSWednesday 7 August Trust Local Food Festival will once again Family Flower Workshop celebrate quality local produce with food The Red Lion Stevington, 4-6pm and drink stalls, food demonstrations Parents and little ones are invited toand tasting opportunities. Lots of fun make enchanting floral festival crownsactivities for kids including a bouncy and super cute jam jar arrangementscastle and refreshments at The Tree using locally grown seasonal bloomsTops Caf with outside bar and BBQ. under the expert tutorage of Jane atEntry is free, however a 3 vehicle pay Stagsdens Hay Lane Flowers.Grownon exit fee will apply; separate charges ups 15, children (under 14) 10.may apply for kids activities.Booking essential, contact JaneSunday 8 Septemberathttps://haylaneflowers.com/contact/.Vineyard Open Day & Wine SaleWhy not pop your floral works of art inWarden Abbey, 11-4pmour flower crche and stay for supper?Discover the hidden secrets of the Children eat free with adults. One childmedieval vineyard and abbey, why meal per paying adult. and how the monks made wine, the Friday 23 to Monday 26 August re-planting of the modern vineyard, and Summer Beer Festival how we care for the vines all year round.The Fox at Carlton Follow our self-guided tour and browse 18 Real Ales and 6 Ciders. Live musicthe local food and craft stalls, maybe and food Friday, Saturday and Sundaywith a glass of one of our chilled wines evening. For information call 01234in hand! There will also be childrens 720235. www.thefoxatcarlton.pub activities, BBQ and other refreshments. Saturday 24 August Further information at www.Gin Explorer and Nibbles wardenvineyard.org.uk. Contact 07981 The Red Lion Stevington, 4-6pm 113714 or info@wardenvineyard.org.ukFab opportunity to try a range ofSaturday 14 & Sunday 15 innovative gins from around the worldSeptemberwith delicious canaps from the RedThe Big Olney Food FestivalLion Kitchen. Celebrating familiar tastesA two-day street party for the folk of to the downright peculiar, Gin expertOlney and its surrounds with music, Simon Franklin has put together achildrens activities and of course food, tantalising selection to thrill your palette.lots of food! From goat curry to corn on Not to be missed!25 per head. Freethe cob, scotch eggs, burgers, bangers glass of Prosecco for guests who dineand biscuits, every taste and budget following the tasting - to book emailis catered for. There is a bar serving alex@redlionstevington.co.uk or callall day long and into the evening local 01234 823946. bands take to the stage to get the party Saturday 24 August started. Make sure the date is in your Bedford Prosecco Festival diary for the biggest weekend in the Now With Gin town!Harpur Suite, 12.30-11pm Sunday 15 SeptemberThe UKs biggest and original festivalAmpthill Food & Drink Festfor Prosecco lovers returns with moreParkside Hall, 10-4pmthan 30 types of Prosecco, Cava,An annual celebration of local food Prosecco cocktails and a handpickedand drink. Inside the hall over 20 stalls selection of world gins too. Dontselling savoury pies, cakes, flavoured forget your dancing shoes as ourgins, artisan cheeses, locally brewed house band gets the dance floor filled.beer, homemade jams, chocolate and Theres even an Italian food stand withmore. Outside is a mini street feast traditional Cicchetti made famous onvibe with gazebos and vintage vans the canals of Venice and Italian Peroniselling pizza, crepes, burgers, smoothies for non-fizz drinkers. Tickets at www. and vegan food. Live music, bar and proseccofestival.co.uk. Over 18s only. childrens activities. Raffle with prizes Sunday 8 September of KitchenAid appliances and local The Greensand Trust restaurant vouchers. All funds to the Local Food Festival Alzheimers Society and Parkside Hall Rushmere Country Park, 11-4pm which is a charity run by volunteers.Now in its third year, The Greensand'