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Took Hannibal for a spin the other day, up to Uttoxeter Racecourse for a brand new Food Festival called the Four Seasons Festival.  We went armed with our super duper gazebo (nearly lost it on the Friday evening in a raging thunder storm, but that’s another story) and a van brim full with chilled Prosecco.

The plan is for the Four Seasons to develop a nationwide festival up and down the country next year and the organisers will be looking for support and appropriate venues that will lend themselves to scores of thousands of visitors.


Where did all the punters go?

We were blessed with beautiful weather on the first day of the event, enjoying the grounds of the racecourse on one side and a local game of cricket on the other, with a stunning forest backdrop.  Our gazebos all looked stunning , with plenty of choice on the artisanal food and drink front (I was particularly taken by Mr Posh Pork Pie man – pies to die for  – and I nearly did).  Even the bouncy castle looked ready for a good kiddy trouncing.

So as the doors opened at 10.00am, we anticipated a great day of activity.  But something went wrong…… the punters forgot to turn up.  We were one of 50 odd companies standing dumb-founded at the absence of visitors, as were the few that did discover the event was taking place.  A huge disappointment for all involved after so much effort had clearly gone into making the event a success.

So if anyone knows where the public went, please contact Charmaine at http://fourseasonsfestival.co.uk or tweet her @fourseasfest

Worst of all, we didn’t take enough money to buy a Posh Pork Pie or a slice of Jamon all weekend!  Ah well, roll on Battersea Feast Festival later today and all weekend –  http://foodiesfestival.com/event/feast-battersea-park/


Uttoxeter Racecourse, here we come!

This weekend, the gee-gees will remain in their stables whilst the first ever Four Seasons Festival takes place on the racecourse.  

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The stunning Uttoxeter Racecourse

It’s a celebration of the very best of great British award winning food & drink, along with vintage & contemporary arts & crafts.

Sponsored by Flying Start, a global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief UK, Hannibal Brown will be making a financial donation to Flying Start, to help support less advantaged children across the nation.


This is set to be a fabulous weekend and we hope you’ll pay us a visit over the weekend.  We’ll be offering a selection of organic wines at the event, plus giving away lots of prizes for those brave enough to spin our trusty Wheel of Fortune!