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Super September - Allens Hire Shine Spotlight on South’s Best Days Out

22 Jul 14 By: Lene McGuinness

Fans of an Indian summer will be delighted to know that the South hosts plenty of fun events throughout September. We thought we would provide you with a rundown of some of the highlights so you can plan your diary, or schedule events of your own around some of the biggest taking place in the area.

There is a gastronomic theme running through this edition of the blogs but there’s also some alternative sporting action to ease those World Cup withdrawal symptoms.

So, read on to find out about the delicious Ascot Food and Wine Raceday, the Surrey County Ploughing Match & Country Fair or the Salisbury Food and Drink Festival. 


Festival of Food & Wine Raceday at Ascot

It’s known as the home of British horse racing and on Saturday 6 September 2014 it also plays host to culinary delights from around the globe. The Festival of Food & Wine Raceday at Ascot delivers a thrilling seven race card and countless food and wine stalls to visit and enjoy.

With so many tasty treats to enjoy it could be easy to forget that some serious racing takes place. A sum of £150,000 is up for grabs in Britain’s most valuable three-year-old handicap, while the Fly London Southend Airport Handicap Stakes also feature.

Raceday regulars and first timers alike will find plenty to enjoy at this sumptuous event: the fashion, the entertainment, the heritage and, of course, the flavours. James Martin returns this year for another cookery demonstration and a number of delectable gifts will be available.

Salisbury Food and Drink Festival

A more diverse array of foodie treats are available at the Salisbury Food & Drink Festival which takes place between 15 and 21 September 2014. The wonderful restaurants, pubs and cafes of the city of Salisbury host a number of exclusive festival feasts.

Visitors could be treated to anything from a morning coffee and cake to a delicious evening meal, all made with local goods and foodstuffs. You’re guaranteed to enjoy a relaxing transition into August with the help of Sainsbury’s finest food and drink merchants.

Surrey County Ploughing Match & Country Fair

For a sporting day out with a difference, a super September draws to a close with the Surrey County Ploughing Match and Country Fair.

With a beautiful setting, an extra special list of events and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Thousands head to the Surrey Country Fair every year with the whole family, including the dog.

The big attraction has to be the ploughing match which draws almost a hundred ploughmen to compete. In addition, spectators can enjoy Ben Hogg’s Lamb National and Sheepdog Displays. As if that wasn’t enough there’s also A World of Wings, featuring an array of exotic birds and their award winning trainers.

Of course, this is just a taste of the fun and excitement available at this highlight of Surrey’s event calendar.

Are you hosting an event of your own throughout September, be it a wedding reception, birthday party or corporate gathering? If the answer is yes, Allens Hire could have the catering equipment and furniture that you need to make your event a success; all available at short notice and for an affordable hire price.

Browse our extensive online catalogue today or give us a call on 0208 574 9600 for London, or 023 8065 2316 for the South Coast.