Food Festival returns next month

The Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival returns to the Villa Marina Gardens, Douglas, in September.

Visitors will be able to sample the best creations from more than 70 local producers, ranging from sizzling sausages and thirst quenching ice lollies.

The festival, sponsored by Bally’s Interactive, takes place on September 17 and 18, 9am-5pm.

As well as the wide range of produce, including some new additions to the market, there will be the usual mix of demonstrations, talks, food eating competitions and live music.

Ben Wood of Bally’s Interactive said: ‘The Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival is one of the best community events on the island and we’re delighted to be involved with it, especially as it supports so many other local businesses.’

More details on the festival are set to be announced in due course.

Food Minister Clare Barber said: ‘Every year the festival brings together the island’s best producers and welcomes thousands of food and drink fans to learn all about them and try their creations.

‘A huge thank you to Bally’s Interactive for sponsoring this event, as well as Magnet (IOM) Ltd who are supporting our Cookery Demonstration tent. These partnerships are vital to the festival’s success.’

Anyone who wants to discuss sponsorship packages can call 01624 687520 or email