The daytime festival at Porkstock on Saturday Oct 14th is all about having lots of fun while celebrating local produce.
The day time festival is free and very much a family fun event and there is something for everyone to do - including dogs too who are very welcome to join us! The purpose of the day is simple; it’s about celebrating Norfolk food and drink, family fun and raising as much money as we can for Nelson's Journey.
We are fully undercover this year, so no need to worry about the what the weather is doing!
Open 10am - 5pm. You can stay on between 5pm - 7pm (the start of the evening knees up) if you are coming for both parts of Porkstock.
Free to attend, £2 per car for car parking.
How to book:
No tickets required - just turn up on the day!
We have been really lucky get the support of some fantastic people who share our love of pork and fun. As soon as we met Chefs Charlie Hodson (Charlie’s Norfolk Food Heroes) and Alan Paton (Executive Chef, Stoke By Nayland Hotel) they loved the concept and have got behind the festival. They will be there during the day along with other local food champions giving cooking demonstrations, hands on classes and much much more.
10.30 – Daniel Freear head chef Strattons House hotel Swaffham joins us for his 2nd year
11.30 – Scott Taylor with a little magic from Infusions for chefs – Bury St Edmunds & the fabulous Porstock sausgae roll with Jamie Archer
12.15 – Mark Poynton chef patron michelin starred Alimentum Cambridge – Alan Paton “pork king ” exec chef Stoke by Nayland hotel & spa
13.15 – Kate Barmby - farmers daughter – nurse – with some very very special friends and the purpose behind Porkstock
(pigs head stage) with Matt Cockin from the Fruit Pig company this will be a little stage set to the left of the cookery stage to keep folk amused between main stage
14.15 - the one and only Hardeep Singh Kohli journalist – chef – broadcaster – comic genius and so much more with guests
15.30 – Pork satay challenge in aid of Nelsons Journey with the most amazing forager and chef Simon Hunter – Marsh and the spice man himself Ade Piff
16.15 – chef demos close
During the day coxfords butchers of aylsham will be butchering and preparing the cuts for chefs to use use alongside the cookery theatre.
They will also be on hand to answer visitors questions and show butchery skills with a little humour
Music is a big part of Porkstock and we have got a number of superb acts already lined up...
If you thought last years line-up was good, then we are confident you are going to love what we have in store for 2017. During the day we have some great local bands to enjoy whilst you browse local food producers wares, play games with your little piglets, sup on some Norfolk craft beers and taste some extraordinary porky delights. By night, we have two stages of music with a brilliant line-up bands; many listed below.
Lydia Lee – Lydia Lee is a locally based up and coming acoustic songstress and is sure to be a brilliant opening to the stage for our daytime event.
Himazas – Himazas are the ukulele duo from Norwich who perform ditties mainly from the twenties and thirties with short excursions into other more ‘modern’ decades.
Edwin Pope – Here at Porkstock we love switching things up a bit, and have heard incredible things about a Sax player going by the name of Edwin Pope… He’s agreed to come down, and show us what he can do…. And we can’t wait.
“A musician of the highest calibre. A special performer.” Huw Stephens, Radio1
Ben Male – Ben Male is a Man of many musical talents, across a range of instruments and styles, we’re looking forward to seeing what he has in store for our Pork loving audience!
Brother Pit – ‘Acoustic Americana from the Wild Wild East’. Brother Pit is a seven-piece string band based in Norwich. They play an eclectic mix of traditional American, Irish and South-American songs, more recent folk/rock classics, and original songs in a similar vein written by several members of the band. Covers include tunes by Woodie Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Neil Young, Steve Earl, The Pogues, The Waterboys, Tim Hardin, The Clash and many more.
The Aaren and Joe Show – The Aaron and Joe Show are the Finale of our Daytime line-up. They’re have you singing along to the classics while including some pretty impressive harmonies, and some blistering solos… There is only one…. Aaren and Joe…. (Show)