Prosecco and sparkler

Article by Clare Youell: If you're a fan of the bubbly stuff, this one is definitely for you.

Organisers of the Prosecco Festival in Essex have just announced that there are a few tickets left so fans of the bubbly should get in quick.

The festival started out as a two-day event, but 97 per cent of tickets sold out within the first few days so organisers added a third date.

Visitors to the Prosecco Festival, which is the first event of its type in Essex, will be able to try out all different kinds of bubbly drinks, cocktails and snacks.

In the UK, we now drink more prosecco than we do champagne after Brits drank an eye-watering 77m litres of prosecco in 2016.

So if you love prosecco, this festival is the place to be later this year. Here’s everything you need to know:

What is the Essex Prosecco Festival?

It's a celebration of all things prosecco where you can eat, drink and mix with lots of other people who love the bubbly drink just as much as you do. Most of the action will take place in 'The Great Prosecco Tent'.

When is it?

It will take place over three days:

  • Saturday, November 18 – afternoon session 11am – 4pm, and evening session 6pm – 11pm
  • Friday, November 24 – evening session 6pm – 11pm
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017 – afternoon session 11am – 4pm, and evening session 6pm – 11pm

Where is it?

The Prosecco Festival will be at The Great Prosecco Tent, Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay.

What will there be to drink?

There will be more than 20 different stations serving a large variety of other fizzy alcoholic drinks including prosecco, spumante, cava, brut and pink champagne. There will also be lots of yummy prosecco cocktails to try. If you don't want a prosecco for some reason, there will be a range of other cocktails, fine wines and drinks on offer. Of course there will also be soft drinks available too.

What will there be eat?

There will be a range of independent street food traders to complement your drinks.

What entertainment will there be?

There'll be live music on stage all weekend from a host of bands and artists, names to be confirmed.

How will the festival work?

When you arrive at the festival, you will be greeted by a team member who will give you a prosecco guide detailing all of the foods and drinks on offer. You can then buy tokens, using cash or card, at the collection points which will be dotted around the festival. Tokens will cost £5 each and can be exchanged for any single drink.

How much will tickets be?

Tickets are £19.28 each.

Where can you buy tickets?

Tickets are only available now for Saturday, November 18. Click here to buy tickets.

Article by Clare Youell, Essex Live

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