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England: August Food, Beverage and Agricultural Events

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2019 ENGLAND - AUGUST 2019
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

(see also: 2018  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2011  -  2010)


August 3, 2019
Coventry Viva! Vegan Festival
Coventry, England
Viva! Vegan Festivals were born out of the wish to equip people with all the info they need to change themselves or to bring about change in others.  Our shows provide all the information anyone could ever want about going, being and staying vegan – or moving in that direction.  We show people first-hand how animals are suffering in and how healthy and delicious a vegan diet actually is!

August 3-4, 2019  Cheese and Chilli Festival - Cheltenham, England
The event has an obvious focus on cheese and chilli, but there will be something for everyone at the event and is a perfect family day out with FREE activities for children and adults to take part in as well as fun rides and games etc.  Other entertainments include, PIG RACING, Cooking Demonstrations, Presentations, Tastings, Man V Food Challenge, Chilli Eating Competitions, Magic Shows, Falconry Flying Displays, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling plus lots more.

August 3-4, 2019  Sandringham Food Festival - Sandringham, England
As well as our main stage at Sandringham Food Festival, where our celebrity chefs will be demonstrating throughout the day, hosted by the inimitable Mark Lloyd, we also have the FoodFood Festival piazza Roadshow stage, where we have a further line-up of chefs for you to watch, enjoy and learn from.  We also have live music from a number of local bands and artists, again playing throughout the day for your enjoyment on the designated music stage.  There is family entertainment, with workshops for all ages, the infamous Bushtucker Challenge, and for the young (and the young and heart) we also have the ever popular Pinxton food showsPuppets, as well as fairground rides.

August 9-11, 2019  West Dean Gardens Chili Fiesta
Chichester, West Sussex, England
The UK's biggest chilli festival returns. Join the party and dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods 'til your tongue sizzles. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere and camp onsite with great facilities.  Browse over 140 stalls, offering a variety of quirky gifts as well as chilli foods, chilli plants, seeds and produce.  Sample spicy and exotic food from a selection of food stalls to keep you going throughout the day. There will be plenty of options for those less keen on the hot stuff and local ice cream if you need a little help cooling down!  Hot and cold drinks include speciality coffees, tea, hot chocolate, fresh fruit smoothies and more.

August 10-11, 2019  The Big Grill - Bury, England
If you like your meat cooked low and slow and served with a side of acoustic strings then this is the festival for you. 


The Big Grill Festival UK will see Burrs Park in Bury transformed into one hell of a meat lovers shin dig!  Set amongst epic scale barbecues, meat smokers, sizzling street food vendors, craft ale and quirky cocktail bars, willing participants can partake of our Eats To The Beats Food Challenges.  The Big Grill, the perfect recipe for a family weekend of fun with activities for all including the little ones!

August 10-11, 2019
Nottingham Food Festival
Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, England
The Nottingham Food Festival will be held at the stunning Wollaton Hall, an Elizabethan Manor with beautiful landscaped grounds just on the edge of the City of Nottingham.  There is plenty of parking space.

August 10-11, 2019  Great British Food Festival: Westonbirt School Food Festival - Westonbirt, Tetbury, 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 free access to the grounds, gardens and adventure playground, normally priced at £9.50 per adult or £26.90 for a family ticket!

August 17-18, 2019  Cheese and Chilli Festival
Winchester, Hampshire, England
The event will see cheese and chillis from around the world brought to you.  The event has an obvious focus on cheese and chilli, but there will be something for everyone at the event and is a perfect family day out.  If that wasn’t enough, there will be a fantastic Beer Festival all weekend from our very own Ringwood Brewery!  A huge selection of award winning real ales will be available as well as cider, wine, lager etc., so don’t worry about not being able to cool your palate down.  To complement the party, with a dedicated stage area, live music from many local acts will be performed at the event.

August 24-26, 2019 - Foodies Festival - South Park, Oxford, 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.

August 24-26, 2019  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!

August 25, 2019  Food Gusto Food & Drink Festival - Syston, England
Wine tasting, local produce, demonstrations, beer tent, sample & taste, fun for kids and competitions.

2018 ENGLAND - AUGUST 2018
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
(these events are waiting for new dates)

August 7-11, 2018 - Great British Beer Festival - Olympia, London, England
This summer the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) will once again return to London’s magnificent Olympia exhibition centre.  Britain's biggest beer festival brings together a wide range of real ales, ciders, perries and international beers.  Attendance: 50,000.

August 11, 2018 - Clitheroe Food Festival - Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
One of the most successful food events in the North West. Nearly 20,000 visitors enjoy the festival and experience the finest Lancashire food and drink.  Experience our ‘ World Cuisine’ chef demonstrations, sample delicious street food and take home the finest Lancashire produce, then listen to live music whilst enjoying a drink from one of our pop-up bars. Book your kids onto ‘The Food Academy’ cooking workshops or entertain them at the Castle Field fair.  Attendance: 20,000.

August 11-12, 2018  Far Forest Countryside Show
Callow Hill, Worcestershire, England
Far Forest Countryside Show is a fantastic weekend with entertainment and shows and live music throughout the day.  The Food Festival is a highlight of the show and has grown every year since it was introduced a few years ago. With live cookery demonstrations and spectacular showcase of the best and finest foods, produce and drinks from around the country.  The Horticultural show is of course still at the heart of the show and after a spectacular display last year we hope for an even bigger display.

August 12, 2018  Ludlow Magnalonga - Ludlow, Shropshire, England
The Magnalonga is a food and drink walk of about eight miles. It starts and finishes in Ludlow: a journey where you combine a walk through unspoilt countryside with some of the best food and drink from Ludlow and the Welsh Marches.

August 17-19, 2018 - Saffron Walden Beer & Cider Festival
Saffron Walden, Essex, England

August 18, 2018  Oxfordshire Chilli Festival
Abingdon on Thames, Oxfordshire, England
Specialist foods all united by a chilli theme. Try chilli products and other interesting world foods in this event orgnaised by a chilli enthusiast.

August 18-19, 2018  Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
Newchurch, Isle of Wight, England
Garlic ice-cream, jelly beans, fudge and beer are just some of the unusual garlic-based items that may be sampled. The festival attracts 25,000 people.

August 21-25, 2018  41st Peterborough Beer Festival
Peterborough, England
Draught real ales, traditional ciders & perries, and European bottled beers. Sponsored by Campaign For Real Ale.

August 22-25, 2018  23rd Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale and Cider Festival
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England
A real campaigning festival, Clacton-on-Sea isn't the biggest but it is certainly perfectly-formed. At the end of August, traditionally coinciding with the Clacton Airshow, the event showcases great real ale in this busy seaside town.

August 24-26, 2018  The Big Feastival
Alex James' Farm, The Cotswolds, England
The summer’s top music, food and family festival.

August 25-27, 2018  Benington Lordship Gardens Chilli Festival
Stevenage, Herfordshire, England
A very popular family event attracting thousands of visitors and offering a chance to buy Chilli plants, products and sample foods from around the world. Stalls are set up in the sheltered courtyard and Rose Garden where many different dishes are cooked fresh. A wide range of refreshments is provided to help you cool down, including cold beers and ice creams.

August 25-27, 2018  The BBC Good Food Festival
Hampton Court Palace, London, England
The Festival will be the perfect place to come, not only for a fabulous summertime trip to the Palace but also to enjoy the BBC Good Food Festival. Packed with delightful producers and showcasing delicious foods, drinks and ingredients for you to try and buy, you can come and create the perfect picnic from a selection of artisan creators or sample taster dishes from the finest local restaurants.  Plus pick up tips from top chefs demonstrating in the Summer Kitchen.

August 25-27, 2018  The Big Bake
Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England
There will be a host of well known celebrity bakers taking to our kitchen demonstration theatre, where they will be showing you how to make the perfect cakes and how to avoid that soggy bottom.

August 26, 2018  Marathon du Malton - Malton, York, North Yorkshire, England
Inspired by the Marathon Du Medoc in France's wine region, this new food and wineathlon goes through an area of Yorkshire famous for its award-winning local produce and spectacular countryside.  Starting and finishing in Malton's pretty market place, there will be ten food and drink stops around the pretty 10k course. Runners are encouraged to take their time, pace themselves and enjoy the party atmosphere, fancy dress and gourmet food stops.  On offer will be local specialties like award-winning craft beer and wine, miniature Yorkshire puddings with roast beef, macarons from the UK pastry champion and even pan fried grouse on toast!  The race starts and finishes in the market place of Malton where a party atmosphere will be created with runners and families in fancy dress. There will be “carb parties” in town the night before.

August 28, 2018  Newlyn Fish Festival - Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, England
The Newlyn Fish Festival will be taking a break for 2018, will return in 2019.

August 31-Sept 2, 2018  Nantwich Food Festival
Nantwich, Cheshire, England
There are continuous chef demonstrations throughout the Festival, so many things for young people to do, lots & lots of tastings, a great beer festival, demonstrations, and great live music going on all the time.

August 31-Sept 2, 2018  Berwick Food and Beer Festival
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England
Organised by Berwick’s Slow Food Group, the festival is a unique chance for visitors to find out more about the thriving local food scene in Northumberland & the Scottish Borders.    Combining a showcase for local food producers with events celebrating the culture and heritage of food in the region, it makes a great day out. And there’s a wide-ranging programme of events throughout the Festival weekend.

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

August 5-6, 2017 - Warrington Chilli Fiesta
Warrington, Cheshire, England
Situated in the prestigious Walton Hall & Garden grounds. This  great landmark venue will host up to 20 plus of the best chilli producers in the UK selling the best chilli products around. Also to fill your hungry tummies there will be lots of  great food to eat and chilli drinks to wash it down with. This event is all about chilli and nothing else.

August 12, 2017  Chester Chilli Fiesta - Chester, England

August 26, 2017  Penrith Street Chilli Fiesta - Penrith, England

August 26-28, 2017  Foodies Festival - Alexandra Palace, London, England

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

August 19-21, 2016  Foodies Festival - Ripley Castle

August 27-28, 2016  Clacton Food & Drink Festival
Clacton-On-Sea, England
The Festival is set on the beautiful Martello green. It is short walking distance from the pier and the town’s other main attractions. Plenty of parking will be available.  The Festival Is Free!  Lots of stalls selling scrumptious food. You can have a picnic or buy some great local and international produce to take home.  Amble around, try a sample before you buy.  Free Celebrity Chefs Kitchen Demonstrations.  Sit down and enjoy finding out how to cook some wonderful dishes. Buy the ingredients and cook a meal to remember.  Real Ale, Cider Bar, Juice, Chilled Lager, Champagne, Wine, Jugs Of Pimms.  Enjoy a drink with your food or just relax in the bar.  Free Entertainment And Music All Day!

2015 ENGLAND - AUGUST 2015
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
(these events are waiting for new dates)

August 6-9, 2015  Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
West Yorkshire's biggest food and drink festival. Tastes and products from all around the world. Cookery demonstrations with chefs from local restaurants and different cultures sharing their secrets and recipes. Children can learn about food in a cookery theatre; children's story telling, balloon modelling and face painting.  Attendance: 50,000.

August 10-12, 2015  Food Technology 2015 - London, England
4th International Conference and Exhibition on Food Processing & Technology.

August 22, 2015  Eastleigh Chilli Fiesta - Eastleigh, Hampshire, England
Event Cancelled for 2016 - will back in 2017.

August 23, 2015  Richmond Artisan Food Fayres
Richmond, North Yorkshire, England
Event discontinued.

August 31 , 2015  The Kent Festival of Bees - Canterbury, Kent, England
'Bee Inspired'   Bee Produce and Honey Show Competition.  Throughout the day, there will be live bee demonstrations, displays of beekeeping products such as honey, wax, candles and confectionary, short talks lasting half an hour each on all aspects of beekeeping and plenty of amazing bee products to buy. There will be hands on activities, crafts, face painting, candle-making demonstrations and children will be able to see bees in a special observation hive.

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

(these events are waiting for new dates)

August 23-24, 2014  The Family Social Food Festival
Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, England
The Social Food Festival is Kent's very own celebration of Food, Drink & Entertainment and is happening over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Mote Park, Maidstone. This year the festival will see thousands of visitors flock from the surrounding areas to feast on a vast array of culinary delights, specialist drinks and great live entertainment, making The Social Food Festival Maidstone's family social event of the summer. With top chefs cooking in the Chef’s Theatre; specialist Ale, Wine, Cider & cocktails in the Drink’s Village there really is something for everyone and will make for a great family day out.

August 23-25, 2014  Flavours of Herefordshire Festival
The Board has decided to cancel this year’s event (2015), however as part of this evaluation process, Visit Herefordshire will assess the future viability of the Festival.

Aug 23-25, 2014  Richmond Fine Food & Real Ale Festival
Richmond Upon Thames, London, England
Great Food, Great Music and Great Beer.

August 30-Oct 12, 2014  Norfolk Food & Drink Festival - Norfolk, England
The largest event of its kind in the UK. Held in association with Norfolk County Council, it features hundreds of activities showcasing Norfolk food, drink and producers, and comprises six key weekends, plus many weekday events. The Festival is a collaboration of Norfolk organisations keen to spread the message about the benefits of supporting local food and drink, with businesses promoting their produce, highlighting their talent and demonstrating their commitment to the local economy.

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

(these events are waiting for new dates)

August 22-25, 2013  Bewdley Beer Festival
Bewdley, Worcestershire, England
The festival is definitely on this year! St. Georges Hall. We’ll have a new beer for you from Bewdley Brewery, as well as ciders, local wine and around 45 other ales from around the country. We hope to see you there for our 15th festival…..We can’t wait!!!!

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

(these events are waiting for new dates)

August 13-14, 2011  The Lakes Chilli Fest at Levens Hall
Kendal, Cumbria, England
Postponed for 2012

2010 ENGLAND - AUGUST 2010
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

(these events are waiting for new dates)

August 14-15, 2010  Heart Food Worcester Food Festival
Worcester, Worcestershire, England, UK
Join us for the first Heart Food and Drink event, part of the Worcester Festival! Entry is free to the public. Sample the food, take part in the workshops and talks - and more importantly, take something a litle special home with you.

August 22, 2010  Springfield Festival - London, England
Come and enjoy the best and brightest of Hackney: local music and local food, including cooking demonstrations, local food growing and family fun!




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