Be part of the Hampshire Food Festival, July 2013!

Be part of the Hampshire Food Festival, July 2013!

Be part of the Hampshire Food Festival, July 2013!

Hampshire's county-wide showcase of local food and farming, The Hampshire Food Festival, runs throughout July (1st-31st) and we'd love you to be part of this.

1. Host a Festival event or a number of events in July

2. Promote a special Festival local food menu during July

3. Include your accommodation details as a place to stay during the Festival (HF members only)

4. Advertise in 50,000 Hampshire Food Festival programmes targeted at food lovers

In 2012, over 295,000 Festival visitors took part in 72 different events hosted by 64 different businesses and organisations across Hampshire, bringing in an estimated £5.97 million to the local economy.

By taking part, your business will feature in 50,000 free Festival programmes, widely distributed across Hampshire. Events are also listed on (which had 84,007 unique visitors May-July 2012) and the programme is available as a PDF download from the website. We'll also send you the Hampshire Food Festival logo to use in your own marketing.

The Hampshire Food Festival is backed by a targeted PR campaign to food lovers (including 12,000+ signed up to receive our e-newsletter), to Hampshire, regional and national press, radio and via social media (including over 3,300 Twitter followers), in conjunction with your own marketing. This makes a great opportunity to generate publicity and raise awareness of your business. You will, of course, also need to promote your involvement to your local press and customers, and display Hampshire Food Festival programmes to maximise attendance and PR value of taking part.

Events need to be organised and hosted by you, and must include food and drink from Hampshire or related local craft in some way. All event ideas welcome - link up with fellow members, host a 'pop up' restaurant, hold an open day or tour, run a workshop or demo?.anything that welcomes new and existing customers, promotes local food, drink and crafts, and shows off what you do best! This year we are also looking to promote family-friendly activities, so please consider putting on a child-friendly event.

The deadline for entries and payment is 20 March 2013. Don't be daunted by the booking form - sections 1-4 are optional depending on how you want to take part, sections 5-7 are mandatory. Ideally please fill it in on a computer and email it back to Emily Acott at alternatively print off a copy and post to Hampshire Fare, Castle Hill, Winchester, SO23 8UJ.

If you have any queries about taking part, please call Emily Acott, Hampshire Fare's Marketing Officer

on 01962 847098 or email

The Hampshire Food Festival boasts the following:

Gold Award 'Tourism Event of the Year' 2012 Beautiful South Awards for Excellence

Highly Commended 'Tourism Event of the Year' 2011 Beautiful South Awards for Excellence

South of England Enterprise winner 2010 Countryside Alliance Awards

Gold award winner 'Flavours of the South East' 2010 Beautiful South Awards

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