Opportunity for Local Food Producers

The Woburn Abbey Garden Show has been held for six consecutive years, attracting visitors from across the country. Last year thousands attended with coach operators and groups from fifteen counties as far afield as Yorkshire and Bristol, organising 27 individual trips to the event. 16 have already pre-booked for 2016.

In 2015 an opportunity was provided for local food producers, caterers and county based tourist attractions to exhibit at the Garden Show. Linking the Tastes of Anglia ‘Food Tourism in the East of England’ initiative and the Paule Rochelle Marketing Consultancy with this event will raise the awareness of the food and drink industry of the whole region to a new level.

Exclusive Tastes of Anglia introductory membership offer

14 months for the price of 12 to all FOFT exhibitors in Bedfordshire.

To join, contact Robert Gunn

Email: robert@tastesofanglia.com

Tel:07936 286988


For 2016 Woburn:

  • have allocated the largest marketing and PR budget for any Woburn event,
  • have appointed a top line PR agency to work with the national press etc,
  • will advertise the event nationwide,
  • are in advanced discussion with an iconic international brand as headline sponsor,
  • have linked with BBC Three Counties to broadcast monthly features in advance and to broadcast live from the event,
  • will include VIP events during the weekend attended by their Graces the Duke and Duchess of Bedford.

Set in the beautiful gardens of Woburn Abbey,
​‘Focus on Food Tourism’ will include:

  • food marquees featuring artisan food and drink producers from across the region including producers of ‘free from and low sugar / low fat etc products,
  • a food auditorium where presentations and tasting events including living with food allergen issues will be held,
  • examples of the increasing interest in chilli growing and chilli containing food products,
  • wine and beer presentations and tastings,
  • a food tourism marquee to promote hospitality providers, retailers, cookery schools, organisers of events and farmers markets promoting regional produce,
  • a networking event for exhibitors after the show on the Saturday.
Who should exhibit:

  • Food producers from across the region, particularly those with visitor centres offering tours, tastings, food related workshops and hands on experience opportunities.
  • Event Caterers – unfortunately we cannot accept on-sales alcohol, coffee service or ice cream / frozen yoghurt vendors.
  • Producers of ‘free from’ and ‘low in ..’ products to compliment the allergen presentations.
  • Chilli growers and producers of chilli containing products.
  • Hoteliers and restaurateurs promoting their use of local produce.
  • Independent retailers, especially farm based businesses offering additional food related activities.
  • Tourism organisations collectively promoting ‘food tourism’ attractions within their regions.
Sponsorship opportunities at ‘Focus on Food Tourism’

Please enquire for details.

Stand Costs: (Vat does not apply to these prices)

Food Marquees:
2m min frontage space with table: Product tastings and retail only. £200.00 (ToA members will benefit from a £30 discount)

Outside catering pitches: There are a limited number of spaces available and these have already been allocated.

Food Tourism Marquee:
2m frontage space with table: For tourism organisations, hoteliers, restaurateurs, cookery schools etc. £200.00.

Electrical supply will be charged at £35.00 for a single socket. If additional sockets / extensions are required, extra charges will apply.
This is an opportunity to promote the best of our regional food and drink industry to visitors from across the country and beyond. Do not miss it!

For exhibitor application forms and sponsorship enquiries, please contact:

Paule Rochelle: 01582 760 968- 07929 355 541
Lime Tree Lodge Luton Hoo Estate Bedfordshire LU1 4LF
Tastes of Anglia Ltd: 07936 286988
149 Danes Way, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood,
​Essex CM15 9JU
Focus on Food Tourism is an event managed and organised by Paule Rochelle Marketing Consultancy and Tastes of Anglia Ltd in partnership with Woburn Abbey Garden Show.
Copyright © 2015 Tastes of Anglia Ltd, All rights reserved.

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