We love a good food and drink festival, especially when it’s one that champions local produce.
From the big trade fairs to the smallest beer-and-skittles event there’s something, somewhere that will interest a foodie.
Below is a list of UK Food Festivals. We haven’t been to all of them (wish we could) but it’s a great starting point.
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If you spot a festival you fancy just follow the link to find out more and if you know of one we’ve missed drop us a line here
Please note: We do not organise festivals ourselves. If you want a stall at an event, please use the links to contact the organisers directly.
Every year in February a range of restaurants on and around Exmoor offer outstanding food at an affordable price as part of the Exmoor Food Fest. Eat your way across Exmoor!
February 2024 event postponed until later in the year, date tbc. Award-winning beers from the whole of Lancashire.
The 2024 event is scheduled for Tuesday 13 February. It’s flipping traditional
15 – 17 February 2024. CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival, inviting festival lovers to enjoy ‘ales of every season’
16 – 18 February 2024. In the heart of England’s Rhubarb Triangle
17 – 25 February 2024. It’s about shucking time to go mad for molluscs!
22 & 23 March 2024. Visitors will have the choice of more than 150 cognacs to sample, including 30 houses and more than 40 different brands.
No contest announced for 2024. Not sure if it will return, so watch this space.
21 April 2024. Stalls, talks and demos on the plant-based way of life.
5 – 9 April 2023. The annual showcase of the city’s long history or chocolate making.
6 – 8 April 2023. Real ales and ciders plus great music
7 – 10 April 2023. Chef demos and masterclasses
8 – 10 April 2023. Foodie festival with a family focus
21 – 23 April 2023.Family festival in this Cornish village. Chefs, local food, music and fun.
22 & 23 April 2023. Street food, celebrity chefs and live music
22 April 2023. Making marmalade and money for good causes
20 – 23 April 2023. Barista workshops, live latte art demos, roasteries and an Espresso Martini party
Festival returns 29 & 30 April 2023. The best of Derbyshire’s local produce.
26 April – 1 May 2023. With over 50 distilleries, Speyside has the most malt whisky producers of any region of Scotland
29 April – 1 May 2023. Plenty of chef demos, tasters and live music.
2024 dates tbc. Free entry, cooking demos, street food and live music.
2024 dates tbc. Artisan food and drink, cooking demos and live music.
18 – 21 May 2023. This is chef Tom Kerridge’s baby, which started small but now boasts events up and down the country all summer
2024 dates tbc. Street food, demos and artisan markets.
12 – 14 May 2023. A celebration of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music
20 & 21 May 2023. Tastings, testings and family entertainment
27 & 28 May 2023. Beers, ciders and local music.
27 – 29 May 2023. Celebrating the Jubilee weekend with top chefs, delicious drinks and live music
26 – 29 May 2023. Showcasing local produce, talented chefs, mouthwatering street food and outstanding brewers and distillers.
27 – 29 May 2023. A non-profit making event with a community feel
2024 dates to follow. Music, chef demos and lots to eat and drink!
2024 dates to follow. Fun for four-legged friends as well as all the family, including food and drink from across the region.
2024 dates to follow. A three-day celebration of Scottish food, beer and music at the Fyne Ale brewery estate
2024 dates to follow. One of Tom Kerridge’s foodie events.
2024 dates to follow. Artisan food and drink stalls, chef demos, talks on food and drink, free wine and gin tasting sessions
2024 dates tbc. Celebrate the capital’s culinary scene with five days of feasting
2024 dates to follow. See Masterchef and Bake Off celebrities cooking live.
2024 dates to follow. Bake-off celebrities, cakes and much, much more
2024 dates to follow. Celebrating, promoting and showcasing local food and drink
2024 dates to folow. Sing, dance and eat!
2024 dates to follow. Food talks, wine tastings and family entertainment.
2024 dates to follow. Tom Kerridge and his merry band of foodie friends head west.
2024 event details tbc.
2024 dates to follow. Cooking demos, chilli eating contests and more
2024 dates to follow. Show-stopping cakes, tasty street food, live music and chef demos
2024 dates to follow Food, drink, crafts, cookery demos and kids entertainment
30 June – 2 July 2023. Another Tom Kerridge extravaganza
7 – 9 July 2023 Masterchef champions, Bake-off contestants and wine enthusiasts share their expertise. Live music too.
14 – 16 July 2023. Chef demos, drink tastings, live music and street food
7 – 9 July 2023. World-class chefs, Michelin-starred pubs and a selection of other top UK pubs and restaurants serve up their signature dishes
8 July 2023. Locally distilled Sussex Gins, hot and cold food, and demonstrations on all things gin-related.
14 – 16 July 2023. Three days of fishy fun with live music and street preformers too.
15 & 16 July 2023. Taste the world and take part in masterclasses for immersive international experiences.
15 & 16 July 2023. Does exactly what it says!
15 & 16 July 2023. Delectable delights and tasty treats in grand surroundings
21 – 30 July 2023. Celebrating the best in Scottish produce from gelato through fish and chips to pickle pie.
29 & 30 July 2023. Showcasing a huge array of different cuisines
2024 dates tbc. Vintage tea tent, live music and cooking demos
2024 dates tbc. Top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music
9 – 10 August 2024. They proudly proclaim ‘We are beer!’ with 90 breweries from around the world taking part
17 & 18 August 2024. It’s the island’s biggest summer show. In garlic we trust!
2024 dates tbc. Organised by Slow Food Berwick, the festival is held in the town’s 18th century barracks and parade ground.
2024 dates to follow. Celebrating all things plum!
2024 dates to follow. On your marks, get set, bake
2024 dates to follow. Handmade cheeses, artisan coffees, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats are just a few of the stalls spread over Chestnut Courtyard and Stable Courtyard to allow social distancing and a one-way system.
31 August – 3 September 2023. World-class chefs cook some of the world’s greatest dishes over live fires
Pick up a guide for details of all events throughout the month, which include artisan bakehouse tours, vintage teas, brewery and winery tours and recipe swaps.
2 & 3 September 2023. Quirky, arty, foodie, plantaholic and wildlife fair. One of our personal favourites, it has a different theme each year.
15 – 17 September 2023. Foodie, fishy and fabulous
1 – 3 September 2023. Music, food and festival fun
3 September 2023. Crab and lobster dishes cooked on the quay.
9 & 10 September 2023. An event with a long history and charitable status.
8 – 10 September 2023. Cooking demos, top chefs, drinks and live music
9 & 10 September 2023. The UK’s largest free seafood festival – quite a catch
9 & 10 September 2023. Have a go at hand-picking hops, meet historical characters from Kent’s past and sample up to 50 varieties of locally brewed ales and ciders while absorbing the fantastic live music programme.
8 – 10 September 2023. Inside Ludlow Castle with over 180 makers of local food and drink.
9 & 10 September 2023. A weekend of FREE foodie fun
22 September – 2 October 2023. Wine, food and song.
16 & 17 September 2023. Product tastings, kids’ activities, masterclasses, hands-on cookery lessons and topical debates
16 & 17 September 2023. Local Welsh chefs, live music and cookery demos
16 & 17 September 2023. The festival encourages you to step outdoors and discover local wild food
23 & 24 September 2023. Food, drink and music
14 – 17 September 2023. A charity food, beer and music festival
30 September 2023. Based in the spiritual home of gingerbread, this Shropshire market town is famous for its culinary links to the old eastern spice routes thanks to Clive of India.
24 September 2023. Apple pressing, farmers’ market, harvest hunt and chef demonstrations
30 September & 1 October 2023. Run by a not-for-profit organisation, it promises demos, pop-ups, a gin garden and live music.
23 & 24 September 2023. A non-profit-making event run by the local community with guest chefs, workshops, entertainment and activities for children.
29 September – 15 October 2023. Eat some of the best seafood in the world and experience the English Riviera.
6 & 7 October 2023. High quality Welsh produce and award-winning suppliers in the town
11 – 14 October 2023. Over 700 beers on sale.
12 – 15 October 2023. One of Cornwall’s biggest and best loved specialist food festivals which celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season. Feasting, cooking demos, live music and food and craft stalls
8 October 2023. Free entry to over 150 producers and food stalls in this event run by volunteers.
14 & 15 October 2023. Cookery workshops featuring local producers.
18 – 20 October 2024. Embrace plant-based living
20 – 22 October 2023. A free festival of food
27 – 30 October 2023. Take a truly terrific culinary journey.
2 – 4 November 2023. Live music and beer.
3 November – 23 December 2023. Wooden chalets offering a selection of gifts as well as festive food and drink.
17 November – 17 December 2023. Showcasing the best of local and continental food, drinks, gifts, and crafts.
9 – 12 November 2023. Yorkshire’s biggest shopping and social event of the season with artisan food producers, designer-makers and retailers for a fun and festive day out, packed with seasonal inspiration.
9 November – 23 December 2023. Promising original and hand-made products.
18 November – 23 December 2023. Handmade gifts and delicious treats.
18 & 19 November 2023. Independent local traders offering mouth-watering gin liqueurs, homemade jams, cheese, chocolate and wine.
19 November 2023. Celebrating the tasty, nutritious Silver Darlings and supporting carefully managed fishing
23 November – 10 December 2023. Stalls, illuminations and attractions spread across the city’s historic streets.
Until 23 December 2023. Wooden chalets offering a selection of gifts as well as festive food and drink.
Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in December, plus Friday 22 December 2023.
Until 17 December 2023. Showcasing the best of local and continental food, drinks, gifts, and crafts.
Until 22 December 2023. Soak up the city’s medieval charm and scents of spiced mulled wine
Until 23 December 2023, Original and hand-made products.