Rum Festival at Kent Event Centre – Saturday 6th October 2018

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The UK’s first travelling Rum Festival is coming to the Kent!

The Rum Festival is on tour and is at last coming to Kent, bringing rum, cocktails, food and music from around the globe.

On Saturday, 6th December, Kent Showground in Maidstone, will be hosting a brand new and original event that will see the Kent debut of the UK’s first travelling Rum Festival.

The Rum Festival, will introduce you to over 100 different rums from around the globe combined with live entertainment, great food and free giveaways.

Lucy Douglas, the founder of the festival says, “The growth in the rum market and evolution in the variety of flavours and styles has been phenomenal over the last couple of years. Having been to some amazing Beer Festivals and Gin Festivals I decided to set up something for rum drinkers, somewhere fun where they could try new and exciting rums whilst listening to live music, eating great food, and be surrounded by like-minded people. I know the people of Kent love to party, now I want you to now experience the Rum Revolution”

Rum is the most diverse and versatile of the spirits. Great on its own over ice, perfectly blended with your favourite mixer, or shaken up in a cocktail, rum is the perfect drink for any occasion. With a vast and diverse range of production methods and being produced all over the globe in varying climates, every rum is different and there is something for everyone.

So what can you expect?
On arrival, you will be greeted by a Rum’un; handed your Rum Festival glass (a gift for you to take home!) and a brochure, full of information on all the rums you can try, fun facts about each of the suppliers and the suggested garnish to compliment your drink; but don’t worry if you know nothing about rum there will be a welcoming team there to help you choose.

Drinks tokens to taste the rums, will be available from a stand in the main hall. If you’re new to rum don’t worry, the friendly Rum’uns will recommend a few to get you going or tell you all about their favourites, and most of the rums are only £5 with a complimentary mixer! There will also be lots of free samples and the chance to buy bottles to take home.

Throughout the event there will be live entertainment and dancing – including steel drums and salsa; opportunities to chat to rum industry experts, tasty food to buy and above all lots of fun. At the Kent event, The Rum Festival’s cocktail team will also be on hand to mix you some of the tastiest rum cocktails on the planet!

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Tickets start from just £7.50 and are on sale now!
Saturday 6th October 1pm – 10.30pm
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Fun Fact “We call our team Rum’Uns – Rum’un – Rum One… Someone who is a bit quirky; who is a little bit naughty but still eminently loveable!”
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Kent Event Centre
Kent Showground
Maidstone, Kent
ME14 3JF
01622 633064/65/54

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Nina has worked for Inspire for over 6 years now and her job is to find the best events and offers in Kent for you!

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