Frestival takes place on the West Midlands Showground - a 52 acre site in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire. Take a look at our 2019 map to get a flavour of the event - more details about 2020 will be announced very soon!
Frestival is an opportunity for people to gain information about free-from - as a result of allergies, conditions and intolerances and give visitors the chance to learn more about coping in their day to day lives with chefs cooking free-from recipes on stage and speakers talking about their own experiences and how they can help.
The event also showcases ‘Free From’ products - whether that be food, drink cosmetics or clothing, as well as being able to grab a drink from the bar and a bite to eat without worrying about what hidden ingredients there are!
You will be able to chat to 'free-from' producers and exhibitors, listen to speakers and watch chefs in action.Learn More
Below are our 2019 chefs and speakers - we will be updating you on 2020 in the coming months.
Robin Nugent, owner of Glou Glou wine bar and shop in Shrewsbury, will be with us to talk about wines, including vegan wine, produced with minimal intervention that are "naturally delicious".
Neale Sadler, a Shropshire dairy farmer working in A2 milk production, will be talking about A2 milk - a variety of milk which lacks the A1 beta casein protein - and why it can be beneficial for digestion.
Following on from a really successful open group in 2019, Rhea Alton will return to chair a discussion on Fibromyalgia here at Frestival, encouraging those who suffer from the illness to share their thoughts on free-from and Fibromyalgia and what helps to relieve symptoms in certain cases.
Emma will be bringing her healthy, home cooked meals to Frestival and telling visitors what inspires her fresh cooking and how she set up her new take-away business in Madeley.
Chef and founder of Masala Magic Lajina Leal will be cooking up some gluten-free goodness in our Cookery Theatre.
Lajina, founder of Masala Magic, makes lots of gluten free and dairy free dishes for her family and her clients.
Adam Purnell, known as the Shropshire Lad, will be cooking up creative, innovative and inspiring dishes at Frestival. The star of Channel 4 cookery programme Crazy Delicious will be demonstrating his unique cooking skills - which are often visually spectacular!
Chef Richard Fletcher is a keen advocate of using seasonal locally sourced foods , using home grown ingredients where possible, fresh herbs , greengages, apples and foraged wild garlic his menu always moves with the seasons.
He will be showcasing dairy-free cooking for us at Frestival.
The Greenhous West Mid Showground occupies a perfect setting in the heart of Shrewsbury, within a 15 minute walk of the town centre.Read More
The showground is a short walk from Shrewsbury train station and bus station, as well having extensive free car parking onsite.Read More
There are a variety of independent B&Bs and hotels in Shrewsbury, as well as a Premier Inn a short walk from the showground.Read More