Thousands of people flock to the Sandringham Bank Holiday festival


Published:
06:39 May 3, 2022



The Sandringham estate was buzzing with activity as it hosted the annual Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

Thousands of people visited over the May bank holiday weekend and found themselves enjoying the many activities on offer.


Children try out the Cruck Barn playhouse, made by woodcarver Ian Freemantle at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival. Left to right, Maisie Griffin, two; with her sisters, six-year-old Alexia; and Siena, seven; and Jensen Guerin, seven.
– Credit: Denise Bradley

From lumberjack sports to a ride on a Ferris wheel, there was fun to be found around every corner of the site.


Families enjoy the Ferris wheel at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

Families enjoy the Ferris wheel at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
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Well-known names like Levi Roots, Phil Vickery and Norfolk chef Galton Blackiston wowed visitors with cooking demonstrations over the weekend.


Chef Galton Blackiston during his cooking demonstration at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Fest

Chef Galton Blackiston during his cooking demonstration at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
– Credit: Denise Bradley

The chainsaw carving at the Sandringham Cup wowed onlookers as they marveled at the skill of the artists who crafted creations out of wood while using dangerous machinery.


Mike Jones with his sculpture of lions at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

Mike Jones with his sculpture of lions at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
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There was plenty of food and drink to enjoy with a host of stalls serving a range of cuisines and locally produced gins.


Ian Pinches of Whatahoot Gin at King's Lynn at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

Ian Pinches of Whatahoot Gin at King’s Lynn at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
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Annabel Walcock working at the StrEat Kebabs stand at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

Annabel Walcock working at the StrEat Kebabs stand at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
– Credit: Denise Bradley

Artisans showcased their wares in the craft pavilions and there was even live music to listen to throughout the day.


People enjoying the food at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

People enjoying the food at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
– Credit: Denise Bradley

The fair was organized by Living Heritage Events, which organizes “games and countries” shows across the country.


The Richman family have lunch at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.  Michelle and Dave w

The Richman family have lunch at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival. Michelle and Dave with their children, twins Thomas and Theresa, 12; and Nicolas, 23 years old.
– Credit: Denise Bradley


The public watching Galton Blackiston's cooking demonstration at the Sandringham Food, Craft and

The public watches Galton Blackiston’s cooking demonstration at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
– Credit: Denise Bradley


Christopher Cole gives samples of pork and apple burgers from Owie's Large Black Piggy Porkers a

Christopher Cole hands out samples of pork and apple burgers from Owie’s Large Black Piggy Porkers at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
– Credit: Denise Bradley

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