Blog: The Best British Food Festivals not to miss this Summer
The Best British Food Festivals Not to Miss This Summer
Everyone loves a food festival and there are plenty this summer celebrating great British food. With the Royal Wedding and then the World Cup approaching
there is no better summer than 2018 to celebrate all things British. So why not visit one of these best British food festivals that should not be missed
Thame Food Festival
Run by locals, the Thame Food Festival is a great event with lots going on. There will be many artisan
food and street stalls for you to feast upon, including the likes of Dottie About Cake and Jerk Spice. There will also be a ton of other activities
taking places throughout the festival from a dog show, children’s activity area, music stage and a vintage tea tent.
Where: Thame, Oxon
When: 29th – 30th September 2018
You’ll find Oakleigh Fairs popping up across the UK from Hertfordshire to Newmarket. Each event can bring
different things happening for visitors, but to give you a taster for what to expect, think exhibitors of the finest food, superb cooking demos from
well-known chefs and a selection of great alcoholic beverages to wet your appetite.
Where: Across the UK
When: 26th May – 9th December
The Great British Food Festival
The Great British Food Festival celebrates all things British. The festival tours the UK visiting over
10 locations and pitch up in gardens and grounds of beautiful castles and halls. The location of the festivals celebrates the beauty of the beautiful
places throughout the UK. The festivals have plenty of activities including chef demonstrations, challenges for the audience, live music, cake offs
and a drinks stage. Plenty of the market stalls celebrate local produce and guests can try some of the most delicious British food found throughout
the market and street food stalls.
Where: Across the UK
When: 5th May – 23rd September
Pub in the Park
Pub in the Park is a festival by Tom Kerridge, a famous chef. And for 2018, he is taking his festival on tour to different locations across the UK.
The pub in the park showcases famous chefs, pubs and restaurants as well as providing live music. It is a great place to enjoy British gourmet
food and tasty drinks in the beautiful park locations.
Where: Marlow, Bath, Tunbridge Wells and Knutsford
When: 17th June – 9th September
Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival
The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is a festival in Snape Maltings, Suffolk that has been ranked
as one of the best festivals in the country. Celebrating the best food and drink from the local area with markets, food stalls and talks from chefs,
this festival shouldn’t be missed.
When: 29th – 30th September
Taste of London
Located in Regent’s Park, Taste of London is a dream for everyone. The London festival
has plenty of exciting street food, shopping, masterclasses and talks. The perfect summer’s day out in London, there is plenty of chance to enjoy British
food and drink in the sun (hopefully!).
Where: Regent’s Park
When: 13th – 17th June
Windsor Food Festival
Over the August bank holiday, the Windsor Food Festival is definitely the place to be. Offering plenty
of food stalls from local and national producers and companies. With live music and performances all weekend, the festival is a great family day out
whilst enjoying tasty British food and drinks.
When: 25th – 26th August
The Cambridgeshire Food and Drink Festival
This festival is packed full of exciting food activities including chef demonstrations,
workshops, fun fair, tasting sessions, live music and kids activities. There is also hundreds of market stalls from exhibitors from across the UK and
British street food and drinks. The festival is the perfect place to enjoy some of the best British food and drink and then or take home to enjoy later
on if you so wish.
Where: East of England Arena
When: 23rd – 24th June
Taste of the South Festival
The Taste of the South Festival celebrates the best food and drink from the South of England. With plenty of
live entertainment, a Zen and dedicated children’s area, this is a perfect day out for the family. Market stalls showcase the best local produce including
artisan bread and baked goods, wines, cheese, chutneys, street food and ice cream. There is plenty of ways to enjoy great British food at the Taste
of the South festival.
Where: Chapel Gate
When: 21st – 22nd July
There we have it, the best of British food festivals for you to attend this summer. There are literally hundreds of food festivals through out the year,
so if you’d like to check out more, you can take a look over here on Eat Drink Seek. Happy
eating and drinking!