Weird and Wonderful Festivals

So if camping in a muddy field doesn’t appeal to you here are a few weird and wonderful festivals that you probably haven’t heard of.
The BITE 2013 Food Festival is a week long celebration of great food, superb drinks and culinary excellence, this year it is being held in two of the FIH collection; Cotswold House and The Noel Arms. The food festival takes place on 27th January ~ 3rd February and includes many different dinners and lunches with Gregg Wallace, Prue Leith, Mat Follas, Simon Hulstone, Alastair Sawday, Damian Allsop, The Urban Rajah, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Adam Byatt, Charles Metcalfe and our very own Indunil Upatissa. For more information or to book tickets visit The Bite

The Marmalade Awards & Festival is taking place at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens on the 2nd-3rd March 2013. The festival will include Food Fair, Speciality Foods, Demonstrations, Bread making workshop with Dan Lepard, Marmalade making workshop with the Jam Jar shop, Crafts, Music, Children’s activities and celebrate all things Marmalade & more…..
FIH has many different luxury hotels in the Lake District. Why not add a few nights to your visit to the festival and turn it into a short break.
A vibrant, multicultural celebration of the arts in all forms, with events for all ages and interests. Classical and world music share the limelight with international theatre, dance, film, visual arts, children’s events, free outdoor events and a full literature programme. The Festival draws the best artists from around the world, commissioning and creating work unique to the region. In 2013, the 41st Festival will celebrate the vibrant arts of Catalunya. If you are a fan of music and art, this is definitely a festival you should have a look at. The Howard’s House Hotel is located in Salisbury and offers a perfect retreat to relax after attending the different events.
Skipton Sheep Day The town Skipton actually means “Sheep Town”, and once a year the local people like to pay tribute to their heritage and bring sheep back onto the high street. This year, Sheep Day takes place on Sunday 7th July, and its a full day of shows, entertainment and demonstrations. The whole day is all about the rich heritage of Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales and bringing the countryside into the town. For a bit of a different day out this event would be perfect, if you would like to turn this into a weekend away, FIH has a luxury boutique hotel located less than 10 miles away. The Devonshire Fell overlooks the river and the picturesque village of Burnsall.
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