The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival, Truly Smokin!

The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival, a family celebration of the art of cooking with fire and smoke, came to Promenade Park, with its avenues of mature trees and grass recreation areas running down the banks of the river Blackwater. Name that Ale competition.

The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival allows you to taste, smell, discover and learn about all kinds of US-style low ’n’ slow BBQ’ing grilling, smoking, meats and specialities from around the globe. There was also plenty of the exhibitors wanting to show off their latest BBQ kit, and maybe even let you sample some of their cooking!

There was a wide variety of street vendors with flavours and styles from across the globe including, Brazilian, Korean, Venezuelan, African, Spanish, Argentinian, Barbadian, Indian, Jamaican, Mexican, American, Italian, Asian, British, and Bulgarian.

There was an international pit master challenge competition, a chilli cook-off competition in aid of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, Extreme Eating competitions - chilli & hot wings, as well as a mini real ale and cider festival, and live music & children's entertainment.

On Saturday, live music includes Tanya Piche Blues Band, Adam Churchill Band (blues/soul), Solar 9 (rock), Blakwater (rock), Judy Jive (rock n roll), Nicole Jazzy Peach (jazz) and Salt Water & Beer (sea shanties).

On Sunday, live music includes Lady Luck Lexy & The Riverside Boys (rock n roll/rockabilly), Doctor Zero & Hotheads (blues/rock), Tanya Piche Blues Band, Mike O'Leary Band (country/rock/blues), Two Bob Short (rock/blues), Helen Collolly (jazz/soul), and V Dub Karavan (reggae/freestyle).

The festival was in aid of Essex Air Ambulance

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