The first ever 'Shamrock Quay Festival' takes place on Saturday 1st April in Southampton. There will be plenty of water-based fun on the quayside plus a boatful of food producers and treats to try throughout the day from 10am to 3pm.
"We’re all looking forward to welcoming our producers and friends and families to the quay,” says Alex Handford, business manager at Hampshire Farmers’ Markets.
For those who love vintage cars, 'CLASSICs on the Quay' will showcase a wide range of automotive History including British cars up to 100 years old, American cars, motorbikes, scooters and supercars of all ages.
If you’re more of a water baby, the RNLI will be talking about and demonstrating water safety. All of this set to a melodic soundtrack from various live bands and there will be something for everyone at the festival.
Bring the kids along to have their faces painted and they can even get out on the water. Of course, Hampshire Farmers Markets members will have stands at the festival, with produce to try and buy. Berceries will be bringing along their delicious home-baked products to sell and the always-popular fishcakes by Catch Isle of Wight are sure to sell out on the day too.
FNK have a plethora of pies to try at home, such as gourmet pork belly and Moroccan lamb. For gin drinkers, both Silent Pool and Winchester Distillery will be offering samples; not forgetting something sweet from both Fordingbridge Fudge and Cupcakes - mmm Cookies.
If you’re feeling peckish, Bowtells will be serving up their home reared, home produced burgers too. Plus you can pick up some cookery tips from the demonstrations on the day from the Exclusive Chef’s Academy Andy Mackenzie, as well as by John and Sylvia of JS Fresh Fish, based at the marina.
Shamrock Quay Festival takes place at William Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 5QL.