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2018 ENGLAND - APRIL 2018
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

(see also: 2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2011  -  2008)

April 16-18, 2018 - Food & Drink Expo 2018 - Birmingham, England
Food & Drink Expo 2018, incorporating Farm Shop & Deli Show, will once again provide the number one route to the UK food and drink market, helping hundreds of companies showcase their wares.  Buyers and decision makers across the whole industry, from grocery, wholesale and speciality retail to foodservice and manufacturing, will converge to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches and the industry’s vision for the future.

April 16-18, 2018  Foodex 2018 - Birmingham, England
Covering every area of the food and drink processing and packaging market from meat, poultry, fish and dairy, through to vegetables, drinks and ready meals.


April 21, 2018
The Surrey Food Festival
Richmond Upon Thames, London, England
There will be over 100 different food stalls showcasing their products, marketplace traders selling their goods for the consumer to purchase that day to take home with them and a Kids Zone full of entertainment for the children to enjoy.  • Food & Drink Stalls  • Marketplace  • Kids Zone.  We want the consumer to be able to walk around the show and to sample all the different cuisines on offer and to browse & shop at the many different marketplace traders on show. With this in mind the Surrey Food Festival will bring a family feel to this event by having a Kids Zone where the children can enjoy a number of inflatables and rides. These will be priced at £2 a go for 5 minutes.  On the main stage there will be a number of acts performing to the public throughout the day while you sit and relax in our seating area enjoying the vast array of different cuisines on offer. There will also be a number of different bars offering various beverages ranging from Champagne to branded larger for everyone to sit and enjoy.

2017 ENGLAND - APRIL 2017
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
(these events are waiting for new dates)

April 1, 2017  Northern Vegan Festival
Manchester, England
For 2017 the festival, partnered with Viva!, is moving to a one stall venue at Manchester Central, Windmill Street, M2 3GX with space for 200 stalls, talks, cookery demos and a huge seated cafe area.  The festival will also host additional talks and workshops in The Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, M2 5NS just a 2 minute walk away.


There will be a partner Green Fair just a 5 minute walk away at Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, M2 1NL  And finally the festival will be hosting a vegan beer, wine and cider festival just 10 minutes walk away at The Thirsty Scholar, 50 New Wakefield Street, M1 5NP from noon till 3am  Entry is £5 (under 14's free) if tickets are bought online in advance. The Festival will run from 11am until 6pm at each venue with the exception of the Thirsty Scholar where it will run from noon until 3am.

April 1-2, 2017  Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Bishop Auckland, Durham Dales, England
The largest food festival in the North East of England. There will be numerous demonstrations and entertainment performances making the day a great family event.

April 2-3, 2017  Natural & Organic Products Europe - London, England
Trade Show only - NO general public permitted.  Being one step ahead of consumer demand is vital for any business development. With customer buying trends constantly changing, a visit to Natural & Organic Products Europe, is a must for anyone within the natural and organic products sector.   Encompassing The Natural Food Show, Natural Beauty & Spa, Health & Nutrition and Natural Living, you’ll be to source from 1000’s of fantastic products, research your market and network with your industry peers.


April 6-9, 2017  London Coffee Festival
London, England
The flagship event of UK Coffee Week, visitors will be immersed in a world of discovery, tasting, demonstrations and entertainment.

April 10-16, 2017  UK Coffee Week
UK Coffee Week is the nation’s biggest celebration of coffee. It provides an opportunity for the coffee and foodservice industry to unite while raising money for Project Waterfall, the charitable initiative delivering clean water projects in African coffee-growing countries.

April 15-17, 2017  Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival
Chester, Cheshire, England
The festival for all those who love food, drink, homes and gardens. From award winning sausages and delicious home grown vegetables to tasty food to try and eat - as well as a champagne tent! - foodies won’t be able to get enough of all the delicious food and produce that’s on offer.

April 16, 2017  Birmingham Viva! Vegan Festival - Birmingham, England
The venue:  Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126, New Street, Birmingham B2 4JQ.  The Time & Price: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm  | Only £3

April 20-22, 2017  Skipton Beer Festival - Skipton, North Yorkshire, England
Organised by the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) the festival will offer British real ales, cider, perry, bottled foreign beers, British wines, food, souvenir merchandise and CAMRA membership offers. Milds will be featured with the Mild Trail.

April 22-23, 2017  Cake International Show 2017 - London, England
The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show.  You’ll find all the sugarcraft, cake decorating and baking supplies you could ever imagine, plus a variety of features, demonstrations, workshops and displays.  There’s numerous competition classes, plus the opportunity to meet and glean advice from industry experts. You can never have too much cake, so come along and enjoy!

April 22-23, 2017  Great British Food Festival: Stonyhurst Food Festival
Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, England
More than ‘just another food festival’, The Great British Food Festival combines the nation’s love of great food and drink with some of the country’s most treasured locations, providing a unique opportunity to explore new flavours and beautiful venues, all at the same time! Open 10am-5pm each day. Dog friendly.  Entrance ticket includes free on-site parking, free entry to the gardens and reduced price tours of the building!

April 22-23, 2017  East Anglian Game & Country Fair
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Our game fair country kitchen has a great new line up with a variety of cookery workshops and demonstrations taking place over the weekend from a selection of local chefs, including Chris Coubrough plus many more. We have a wide variety of exhibitors in the food hall from Norfolk and across the UK bringing unusual and mouthwatering food and drink to the show for our visitors to sample, enjoy and purchase.

April 22-May 21, 2017  Alde Valley Spring Festival
Alde Valley, Suffolk, England
A Celebration of the English Oak, Woodland & local Wildlife.  The Spring Festival Programme celebrates the coming together of the visual arts with food, farming, writing, education, furniture making & other traditional crafts.

April 23-June 21, 2017  British Asparagus Festival
Evesham, Worcestershire, England
Numerous events take place throughout the Vale, many of which will be attended by “Gus” the Asparagus Man. Take the opportunity to taste, buy, cook and learn about one of the nation's most sought after vegetables.

April 24-26, 2017  Farm Shop & Deli Show - Birmingham, England
At the Farm Shop & Deli Show you'll find all the big ideas, innovative suppliers and exciting products you need to make a year to remember! We understand that when you're passionate about what you do, finding like-minded suppliers is a necessity to make your business succeed. So make sure you come along to Farm Shop & Deli to touch and taste everything it has to offer.  Meet over 400 Suppliers - spanning the entire speciality spectrum including core categories like chocolate, hot drinks, olives, condiments, meat and preserves.  Live event programme - learn to maximise your profit & understand key industry trends with lively seminars and debates from industry leaders.

April 29, 2017  9th Brackley Wine Festival
Brackley, Northamptonshire, England
An opportunity to taste and buy new wines where quality and flavour take precedence over brands and mass production.  Ten stallholders will include Members of the Association of Small Direct Wine Merchants and local independent suppliers. This tasting event will enable wine lovers to discover and buy new wines without the risk of the wine not being to their palate.

April 29-May 1, 2017  Foodies Festival
Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, England
Each year the ever-growing festival sees tens-of-thousands of visitors flock from the surrounding areas to feast on a vast array of culinary activities, making Foodies Festival the social event of the summer.  We have top chefs cooking in the Chef’s Theatre; wine, beer, and cocktails in the Drink’s Theatre and kids can learn to cook too in the Children’s Cookery Theatre;  A new Tasting Theatre with The Cake & Bake demonstrations; Wine and Champagne Theatre; Beer Theatre; A new Feasting Tent; Another exciting addition this year is the Vintage Tea Tent;  A new Chilli Food Market and Chilli Eating Challenge takes place at 5pm daily.

April 29-May 1, 2017 - Great British Food Festival: Hardwick Hall Food Festival
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, England
More than ‘just another food festival’, The Great British Food Festival combines the nation’s love of great food and drink with some of the country’s most treasured locations, providing a unique opportunity to explore new flavours and beautiful venues, all at the same time! Open 10am-5pm each day. Dog friendly.  Entrance ticket includes free on-site parking and 2-for-1 entry to the house and gardens!

April 30, 2017  Somerset Cider & Cheese Fayre
Compton Martin, Bristol, England
Cider, Cheese and Entertainment.

2016 ENGLAND - APRIL 2016
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
(these events are waiting for new dates)

April 9-10, 2016  Suffolk Food, Drink & Music Festival
Framlingham, Suffolk, England
Held alongside The Framlingham Country Show at Framlingham College, top private school in Suffolk and offers the visitors a huge range of things to do from fabulous cookery demonstrations to geese herding to dog agility to music and much much more covering over three fields.

April 18-24, 2016  International Dining Week 2016 - Nationwide, England
International Dining Week (formerly National Eating Out/In Week) is run to celebrate the fantastic diversity of cuisines available to diners in Britain and also to raise funds for the less fortunate in the world. This fun event, which widens its focus this year to include dining in, has a more serious side in recognising the plight of the malnourished and disaster-effected people around the world with all proceeds of fund raising events going to The Curry Tree Charitable Fund. It operates in tandem with National Curry Week in October each year.

2015 ENGLAND - APRIL 2015
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

(these events are waiting for new dates)

April 25, 2015  The April Food Show - Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
The Food Show returns, with over 40 fantastic local food and drink producers and suppliers giving you the opportunity to sample and buy their products at our collaborative showcase event. Now in its third year, each show has attracted over 900 visitors.  Our criteria are simple: exhibitors should have something delicious on offer and they must come from East Anglia – because we like to celebrate local and think Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire are full of talented foodie folk.

2014 ENGLAND - APRIL 2014
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

(these events are waiting for new dates)

April 18-21, 2014  World Street Food Festival 2014 - London, England
Last year we took over the Queens Walk at Southbank Centre with a series of street food festivals presenting the very best quality and most creative street food traders out there.  The World Street Food Festival will take place on Queens Walk over the Easter Bank Holiday, celebrating the amazing multiculturalism of London’s street food scene!

2013 ENGLAND - APRIL 2013
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

(these events are waiting for new dates)

April 20, 2013  Expressions: Secret Garden Food Festival
Bristol, Avon, England
Milestones Trust is leading the way in improving nutrition and food quality in care homes, and to celebrate this, our annual arts exhibition, Expressions, will incorporate a one-day food festival. The event will feature Square Food Foundation Founder Barny Haughton and celebrity chef ‘BBQ Ben’, Ben Bartlett.  The event includes: The art of BBQ with celebrity chef Ben Bartlett, aka BBQ Ben; Cookery and bread making with Chef, Teacher and Founder of Square Food Foundation, Barny Haughton; ‘Little Moo’, serving Vee Double Moo homemade ice cream; Soil Association’s tips on growing and buying organic food; Riverford organic farm; Children’s activities; Top recipe ideas from our care home chefs; Tasters and samples.

2011 ENGLAND - APRIL 2011
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

(these events are waiting for new dates)

April 30-May 2, 2011  Tewkesbury Food and Drink Festival
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
Tewkesbury Food and Drink Festival cancelled for 2012

2008 ENGLAND - APRIL 2008
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

(these events are waiting for new dates)

April 5-6, 2008  Grow it! Cook it! Eat it!
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
A gardening & food & drink show, Over 150 exhibitors. Celebrity chefs James Martin & Rachel Green will be demonstrating in the Rangemaster Theatre. Celebrity gardeners Rachel de Thame and Martin Fish will be holding Q& A sessions.





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