A hearty feast of the region’s top food and drinks will be served up at this year’s Malvern Autumn Show, in association with Westons Cider Mill.
Taking place from 28-29 September and set at the foot of the stunning Malvern Hills at Three Counties Showground in Malvern, the two-day event – which celebrates its 25th show this year – will be home to delectable delights, including a brand new Gin Show.
Diana Walton, Head of Shows at Three Counties Showground said: “Malvern Autumn Show champions some of the best food and drink from in and around Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
“We have some fantastic food stands offering regional local produce, alongside some live cookery demonstrations and indulgent afternoon teas. We’re really looking forward to welcoming families to our beautiful showground for a hearty harvest celebration and with under 16s going free across the weekend this year for the first time, it truly is a family affair.”
In celebration of its 25th show, Malvern Autumn Show will be home to its very first Gin Show, which will showcase gin producers from across the Three Counties and beyond. Hosted in its very own marquee, the show will feature sampling of some of the region’s top gin producers, not forgetting tasting and presentation competitions. Confirmed gin producers at the show include Hussingtree Gin from Worcester, Brennan and Brown from Gloucestershire and Haven Distillery from Herefordshire, plus many more.
Visit the Gin Pod theatre for gintastic talks and recipe ideas. While you are there place your vote in the People’s Choice competition which will see BBC weather presenter, Carol Kirkwood, present the award for the winning gin on Sunday.
Live cookery demonstrations will be hosted in the new Cookery Theatre by Mark Diacono and this year will be headed up by celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli. Author of ‘Citrus’, Catherine Phipps will also be in the Cookery Theatre signing copies of her new release ‘Leaf’.
For those with a penchant for top produce, Malvern Autumn Show will play host to over 80 food stands inside and out of the Food & Drink Hall offering mouth-watering treats from the region’s best producers. It’s all about the Best of British, where visitors will discover a fantastic variety of delicious goodies. From filo pastry quiches to damson and sloe gin ice-cream, there’s something to tempt all taste buds.
The Cider Garden of headline sponsors, Westons Cider Mill, will be the perfect place for visitors to treat themselves to a tasty tipple. Offering straw bales, scattered seating and apple barrels, Westons Cider Garden will serve up some of its favourite classics, lovingly crafted in the Herefordshire village of Much Marcle.
Rose Manns from Westons Cider Mill said the cider garden would be a haven for visitors who needed a quick break from the hustle and bustle.
“We’ve got some great offers available, plus somewhere to sit and relax and enjoy the show,” she said. “We’ve supported Malvern Autumn Show for over five years now and it’s always brilliant. I’ve watched it grow from a young age and it’s something I’ve always looked forward to.
“We’re delighted to be Malvern Autumn Show’s headline sponsors. The show always brings the ‘wow’ factor and we hope to bring some of that with our display at the Cider Garden.”
For a taste of some of the region’s best pears, cobnuts, apples, perry and beer, the Orchard and Hopyard Pavilion is an essential visit. Hosting over 150 varieties of heritage and modern apples, pears and unusual orchard fruit on display from R V Roger and 300 varieties of apples on display from Frank P Mathews Ltd., the Orchard and Hopyard Pavilion celebrates both traditional and modern orchards.
Visitors can vote in the People’s Choice perry, or for those who want something sweeter, the Apple and Pear auction takes place on Sunday 29th September at 3pm, where the highest bidders can take home a tray of prized fruit or a bottle of fruit juice.