How to get the best out of visiting a Food Show
We’re really lucky to get to visit various Food Shows up and down the country all through the year, so we have come to really get the best out of visiting these shows and now know how to get the best out of them.
Here’s our tips on how to get the most out of visiting a Food Show
Leave plenty of travelling time, or use a service like our ticket and travel package so that you take all the pressure of driving away from the day.
Have a look online at the Exhibitors List and do some research to see if you can single out any exhibitors that you would really like to see so that you can make sure you don’t miss out. With so many great things going on at the same time, its easy to get distracted, so it’s worth making a list of the features and exhibitors that you want to see.
Wear comfortable footwear
Wear comfortable footwear as believe me, you’ll find so much going on that you will collect up the steps without knowing it, and if the event is an outdoor event make sure to check the weather forecast so that you can dress appropriately.
Watch what you drink
Food and drink quite literally go hand in hand, and as there are plenty of alcoholic samples to be had at Food and Drink shows, so we recommend being careful about what you drink. OK so they may only be in small sample glasses but they soon mount up through the day if you keep sampling them. You may not realise it, but you may be over the legal driving limit without realising it. Using a service like ticketandtravel where the travel is take care of by experienced drivers takes the worry out of that. So be safe.
Talk to the exibitors – get involved
Talk to the exhibitors don’t just “graze”. I have been lucky enough to see food shows and festivals from both sides of the coin, and as an exhibitor people are there to raise awareness of their products, now the smaller Artisan producers have paid a lot of money to be at these shows, and mainly work very long hours and invest a lot of their hard earned money to make their products.
At food shows a lot of people go to just try samples with no intention of buying anything, these people are called in the industry “grazers”, but please if you like something that you taste then buy some, or at least take a leaflet or business card and order some products online. If you get the chance then talk to the exhibitors, believe me they will be so pleased that you are showing so much interest in their products.
Be friendly and courteous to featured guests
If you see a famous TV chef, be polite and courteous. Remember these guys have probably had a very long day, or will have a long day ahead if they have an evening service or show to film. They will more than likely to be happy to have their photo taken with you, or sign a book or programme, but please don’t be upset if they decline and don’t let that stop you asking, after all if you don’t ask you don’t get.
Most importantly, enjoy yourself. Food and drink shows and events are fantastic days out and its important to remember that you want to enjoy yourself – it’s not a chore.
We organise ticket and travel packages to food and drink events throughout the UK because we want to take all the headache out of the day for you – so you can focus on enjoying yourself.
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