Mark your calendars for an unforgettable day of culinary delights and family fun as the highly anticipated Rugby Autumn Food and Drink Festival returns to Rugby town centre on Saturday 23 September, between 11am and 5pm. This delicious, FREE to enter event, organised by Rugby First, promises to be a gastronomic extravaganza filled with delectable treats, as well as live entertainment and family fun!

Stroll through an incredible selection of food stalls offering a diverse range of cuisines and culinary delights. From traditional favourites to innovative creations, there will be something to satisfy every palate.

Visit the festival’s pop-up kitchen, featuring local chefs and culinary experts who will showcase their exceptional skills and creativity. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch these culinary masters in action as they prepare mouthwatering dishes using seasonal ingredients, and of course you will get to taste their amazing dishes! This year’s festival coincides with the Rugby World Cup (and the bicentenary of the game) so to celebrate some of the chefs’ dishes will be themed around the competition.

The festival is not just about food; it’s an experience for the whole family! Throughout the day, there will be music, face painting, circus skills, a big wheel, and much more!

Linda Lowne, Rugby First’s Business and Stakeholder Manager said: “We are thrilled to announce the return of the Autumn Food and Drink Festival to Rugby. This year’s festival promises to be tastier than ever before, with forty plus food stalls, a pop-up kitchen featuring talented chefs, and some great family entertainment. We would love you to join us on the day for what promises to be a great day out.”

Linda continued: “A special thank you to our sponsor Share Haulage Ltd for supporting the event this year and also to Carvels Electricals who will be hosting live-in store cookery demonstrations.”

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