Christmas themed food event at Holkham

Christmas at Holkham

Festive Food Fair

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December, 10am–5pm

Feast your senses in The Lady Elizabeth Wing. A delicious collection of food and drink from the best of local and regional producers offering a truly magical Christmas food event. Stock up on ingredients for your own Christmas feast, or find plenty of treats for the food lovers on your gift list. ‘It’s Not All About Turkey’ is our cookery theatre with a difference, hosted by Charlie’s Norfolk Food Heroes, featuring demonstrations from local chefs, yuletide musical entertainment will mean you’ll be feeling truly festive!

You can also relax in the bar in the Lady Elizabeth Wing which will be open for drinks both days from 12noon-5pm and enjoy the live music throughout the day brought to us by Bellfolk, Kings Lynn Town Band, North Norfolk’s Coastal Chorale directed by Liz Dark and ‘Light After Dark’.

Delicious Decorations Workshop for Families
Join KiddyCook to make Christmas trimmings with a twist - they are edible! Click here to find out more.

‘It’s Not All About Turkey’
Cookery Theatre programme

Saturday 16th December
11am - Daniel Freear, Head Chef Strattons House Hotel ‘Norfolk Quail: Something a little different for Christmas Day’.
12noon - Andy Snowling, Little Norfolk Kitchen ‘Holkham Estate Venison’.
1pm - Steve Thorpe, Vice Principal Norwich City College ‘A Little Gluten Free for Christmas’.
2pm - Ade The Spice Master and his very special Christmas blend seasoning for the festive season.
3pm - Eric Snaith, Executive Chef Owner of Titchwell Manor ‘A Little Insight into Christmas at Titchwell Manor’.

Sunday 17th December
11am - Scott Taylor, Ice Cookery School and Infusions for Chefs, award-winning chef with a different take on Christmas.
12noon - Simon Hunter Marsh, Norfolk’s most splendid of foragers ‘A Forager’s Tale’.
1pm - Scott Cawston of Walsingham Farm Shop ‘It is all about the Turkey’.
2pm - Roger Hickman, Roger Hickman’s Restaurant ‘A Little Fine Dining on Christmas Eve’
3pm - Arthur Howell and the Flying Kiwi with some venison magic.


Bakeshack - Aromatic pies and bakes with an oriental twist. A selection of goose fat hot water pastry pies which include black truffle chicken with a medley of porcine oyster and shiitake mushrooms, duck with spring onions plum sauce, pheasant with goji berries, chestnuts in port, venison with dried mandarin oranges, flavour of ribs, chicken with shiitake
mushrooms in soya and sesame oil and a nod to tradition with a pork pie with sage and sherry. A selection of other bakes and bun.

Black Shuck Ltd - Black Shuck gin, liqueurs and truffles.

Blackbird Cottage - Hand-crafted artisan terrines, pates, potted meats and parfaits using only locally-sourced pork, game, wild fowl and poultry. No gluten, no preservatives and no egg.

B.O.N. Bakery - Biscotti packs, biscotti and gluten, egg and dairy free boncotti, bruschetta and authentic Moroccan couscous blends.

Boo Boutique - Ladies boutique clothing and accessories.

Brimmers Bitters - Hand-crafted cocktail bitters.

Brockleby’s Pies - Farmers and pie makers from Leicestershire that hand make a range of multi award winning savoury, fruit, game and Melton Mowbray pork pies to consume at home.

Candi’s Chutney - 2017 Pride of Norfolk award winning hand-produced chutney all made using only regional and seasonal produce.

Creakey Crafts - An eclectic mix of crafts, all designed and made in North Norfolk. These are inspired by a love of the Norfolk landscape and incorporate many different materials, some collected from local beaches.

Crush Foods Ltd - Cold-pressed rapeseed oils, infused oils, sauces, dressings, mayonnaise and granola cereals.

Dann’s Ice Cream - Luxury Norfolk ice cream in festive flavours.

Driftwood Glass Studio - We are a Glass Studio based in the beautiful town of Holt. Our designsare based on the culmination of popular North Norfolk getaways mixed with the bold colours and textures fused glass can offer.

Fen Spirits - Hand-produced spirits and liqueurs made in the heart of the Fen.

Hedgerow Cordials - Delicious, exciting award-winning cordials with the tastiest ingredients.

Holkham Forge - Artist Blacksmiths working in the forge on the Holkham Estate. We create small pieces for fairs, undertake commissions, restorations and strive to show the beautiful possibilities of steel.

Holkham Game - Fresh dressed pheasant and partridge from our shoot.

Macaron Bliss - French style macarons, handmade in Suffolk.

Marsh Pig - Free range salami, chorizo, loma, coppa, bresaola and three flavours of beef jerky.

Nelson & Norfolk Tea - Speciality retail and Christmas gift packs of teas, coffees and drinking chocolate. Seasonal tea making accessories.

Norfolk Charcuterie - Holkham venison salami and cured meat. Tim Allen pork salami and meaty stocking fillers.

Norfolk Coffee Company - Roasted coffee beans and brewing equipment.

Norfolk Raider Cider - Real cider made from Norfolk apples brewed in Norwich.

Panther Brewery - Bottle-conditioned real ale available in 9 different styles. Presentation gift packs of three or six bottles. Branded pint glasses and bar towels.

Papple Face Painting - Perfect for our younger visitors to get into the festive spirit!

Paul Macro Photography - Beautiful and atmospheric photography of the Norfolk coast.

Pell and Co Spirits - Hopped gin and vodka.

Pimento - Non-alcoholic ginger beer with a chilli kick.

Rose Cottage Pantry - Speciality artisan pork pies, game pies, festive rolls and pork scratchings made using our own home reared pork.

Season’s Bounty - Multi award-winning handmade preserves.

Sisserou - Rum and coconut cream liqueur.

So Sweet - Handmade chocolate and confectionery, combining traditional well loved Christmas treats, along side unique and delicious stocking fillers.

Stokes Sauces - Delicious sauces made with the best ingredients.

Syms Pantry - Syms bacon jam, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and brown sauce.

The Fudge Company - Handmade Norfolk Fudge, Chocolates and Other Sweet Things… All lovingly crafted using only the finest ingredients.

Tiny Tipple Company - Infused spirits made with fruits and berries picked in Norfolk and Suffolk. Flavours are seasonal and can include Rhubarb Gin, Elderflower Gin, Raspberry Vodka, Damson Gin, Sloe Whiskey and Strawberry and Basil Gin.

Yare Valley Oils - Original cold-pressed rapeseed oil, flavoured oil infusions and dressings.

Wildcraft Brewery - Beers, spirits, mulled cider and brewery merchandise.

Wild Knight Vodka - Wild Knight English Vodka and Nelson’s Gold Caramelised English Vodka.

Winbirri Vineyard - Award-winning English wines from Norfolk.

Tickets: Free entry - no need to book, just come along. There is a £3 car parking charge in Holkham park which is redeemable on purchases of £12 of more in our courtyard gift shop or café.

The Festive Food Fair is kindly sponsored by Charlie’s Norfolk Food Heroes, Woodforde’s Brewery, Norwich City College, Kettles Crisps, Norwich College, Crush Foods, Crown Supplies and Archant with production sponsored by Cookery Live.

Exhibitors: If you would like more information about exhibiting at this event please contact Shirley Browell