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2021 ENGLAND - MAY 2021
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
see also: 2020  -  2019  -  2018  -  2017  -   2016  -  2015


 

May 1-3, 2021  Foodies Festival 2021
Brighton, 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.

May 14-16, 2021  Foodies Festival 2021 - Durdham Downs, Bristol, 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.

May 29-31, 2021  Foodies Festival 2021 - Syon Park, London, 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.
 

2020 ENGLAND - MAY 2020
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
events waiting for new dates

May, 2020 - Beer Town Craft Beer Expo
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO NOV 5-7, 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

 

May 6, 2020
National Sustainability Expo
Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England
The speaker line up is drawn from senior management from the largest and most influential UK and international companies who have delivered quantifiable eco results. Speakers come from areas such as pharmaceutical, food, aviation, retail, hospitality, food, construction, manufacturing, IT, logistics and supply chain and energy sectors will deliver compelling case studies that will help you create a sustainable business of your own or adapt your current business model.  Get ahead of your peers, and participate in the National Sustainability Expo for a engaging and thought-provoking event, which will stimulate debate and help you to make the correct decisions to improve sustainability and profitability.

May 8-10, 2020  Great British Food Festival: Hardwick Hall Food Festival
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, England
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO SEPT 18-20, 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

May 8-10, 2020  Foodies Festival - Brighton, East Sussex, England
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO MAY 1-3, 2021 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

May 8-10, 2020  Christchurch Food Festival - Christchurch, Dorset, England
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO AUG 29-31, 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

May 8-10, 2020 - The Weald Park Country Show - Brentwood, Essex, England
Festival of Food, Cookery Demonstrations; Chainsaw Carving Ring; Dog Show; Classic Festivals are proud to support the talents of many of the finest local artists, in showcasing their music at our unique events.  (also: www.classicfestivals.co.uk/ )

May 11-17, 2020  National Vegetarian Week - UK, Various locations, England
National Vegetarian Week (NVW) is the annual awareness-raising campaign promoting inspirational vegetarian food and the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle. Celebrated by the Vegetarian Society since 1992, the Week is now an established event that gets bigger and better every year. (also: www.vegsoc.org)

May 12-13, 2020 - British Pig & Poultry Fair 2020
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, England
Held biennially at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, the two day British Pig & Poultry Fair attracts over 300 exhibitors from the pig, poultry meat and egg sectors and over 10,000 visitors. The Fair is your place to do business.

May 15-17, 2020 - Foodies Festival - Durdham Downs, Bristol, England
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO MAY 14-16, 2021 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

May 16-17, 2020 - Ludlow Spring Festival - Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Beer, Bangers, Bread & Classic Cars.  Like a Beer Festival but better.... With over 180 real ales, live music, 60+ local food and drink producers, classic cars,a host of talks and demonstrations, entertainment, trails and much more.

May 17, 2020  Essex Young Farmers Country Show - Roxwell, Essex, England
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  WILL RETURN IN 2021.  Fancy something special? Want to sample a range of local foods?  Smell, taste and purchase a wider variety of food than ever. We have amalgamated what has in the past been two separate areas – The Food Hall and the Farmers Market. This brings together the very best food available under one roof!  Free Range, Local, Seasonal, Fresh, Organic, Sustainable.  A huge range of fine food and drink, from pork pies to olives, yogurts and cheeses, cider and cakes, cookware, seafood and much, much more. Chat to the producers who take enormous pride in their products and will be happy to tell you about them. Find out how and where they were made and what is required to make them.

May 18-19, 2020  Crab & Lobster Festival
Cromer & Sheringham, Norfolk, England
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS  - WILL RETURN IN 2021.  The Crab and Lobster Festival is a weekend celebration of two lovely coastal towns, Cromer and Sheringham. Historically great rivals, but now joining together as two of Norfolk's premier seaside destinations. The Festival raises money for local charities, and benefits the local economy by attracting more visitors to this wonderful part of the world. It is organised by a diverse group of people who live and work here, helping to foster a real sense of community... and fun!

May 18-20, 2020  London Wine Fair - London, England
EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - NEW DATES TO BE DETERMINED.  It's often been said that the London International Wine Fair is the single most important event in the international wine and spirits calendar. No other trade event has the same diversity of wine and spirits without any bias towards a particular country or region. It's as if the global wine business has come together for three days. Trade only event.

May 20-21, 2020 - Grassland & Muck 2020
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, England
The Industry Event of Grass, Forage and Muck.  Grassland & Muck 2020 will be bigger and better than ever and will be your chance to see all the latest machines in action. The 190 acre event covers every aspect of grassland management, helping you make the most of your grass
, from varieties and establishment to harvesting, baling, ensiling and feeding.  Manage your Muck - the latest on storage, handling, analysis and application of manures, with demonstrations of all the latest muck spreaders and slurry tankers.

May 22-31, 2020  Eat Cambridge - Cambridge, England
Eat Cambridge is an annual festival of food and drink created in 2013 with the aim of showing off our fabulous local independent producers to local food fans throughout the county of Cambridgeshire. The festival takes place in May and features a fortnight of fantastic local food and drink, a jam-packed two-week schedule of tasty fringe events and a huge food and drink fair at the Corn Exchange in the historic city of Cambridge.

May 23, 2020  Northern Vegan Festival - Manchester, England
100+ fantastic stalls, world food caterers, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children’s activities running throughout the day from 10.30am – 4.30pm at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester.

May 23-24, 2020  Malton Food Lovers Festival
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  NEW DATES TO BE DETERMINED.  Malton Food Lovers Festival takes place in the streets of Yorkshire's Food Capital. While guests appearances are still to be confirmed, two Festival Patrons have been announced: Prue Leith CBE and BBC chef Valentine Warner. The festival attracts over 20,000 visitors to the Ryedale market town. Around 160 food and drink stalls will sell the best produce, alongside tutored tasting events, chef demonstrations, music, interviews, book signings, children's entertainment and more.  Entry to the Festival is free, with ticketed events taking place throughout the two-day food celebration.

May 23-24, 2020  Food Gusto Food & Drink Festival - Ashby, England
EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  NEW DATES TO BE DETERMINED.  Wine tasting, local produce, demonstrations, beer tent, sample & taste, fun for kids and competitions.

May 23-25, 2020  Foodies Festival - Syon Park, London, England
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO MAY 29-31, 2021  DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

May 23-25, 2020  Great British Food Festival: Harewood House Food Festival
Harewood House, Yorkshire, England
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO OCT 3-4, 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

May 24-25, 2020  Nonsuch Town and Country Show
Nonsuch Park, Epsom, England
Festival of Food, Cookery Demonstrations; Dog Show; local artists, in showcasing their music.  (also: www.classicfestivals.co.uk/ )

May 25, 2020  Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire
Cooper's Hill, Gloucestershire, England
EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  NEW DATES TO BE DETERMINED.  Loyal fans and competitors continue an unofficial version drawing thousands of spectators each year.  Competitors run, roll & somersault themselves down the steep (1:2 gradient), grassy slopes of Cooper's Hill in pursuit of a 7- 8 lb (4kg) Double Gloucester cheese. The event has been taking place for possibly hundreds of years. Documentary evidence shows that Cheese Rolling on Cooper's Hill was already an old tradition in the early 1800s.

May 27-28, 2020  The Suffolk Show - Ipswich, Suffolk, England
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  WILL RETURN IN 2021.  The best of Suffolk on show and a celebration of everything we love about our great county.  Get close up to some amazing animals.  Children’s farm, rare breeds, and best in Show.  The Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA) is a registered charity that promotes agriculture and rural related industries through a year long diary of educational and social events. The Suffolk Show is the highlight of its year and involves more than 350 volunteer stewards at Trinity Park.

May 28, 2020  Beef Expo 2020 - Humbleton Park, EnglandBringing together the very best in British commercial and pedigree cattle, equipment, knowledge-sharing, and show classes for everyone involved in the industry.  Regularly attracting international visitors and exhibitors from around UK, the NBA Beef Expo is the number one showcase for the British beef sector, and is held at a different venue in the UK each year.

May 28-30, 2020 - 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.

May 28-30, 2020  A Festival of Food & Racing at Goodwood Racecourse
Chichester, West Sussex, England
A fabulous combination of award-winning food and thrilling racing. The Goodwood Food Show includes organic produce from Goodwood Home Farm and award-winning fare from local artisan suppliers. Visit goodwood.com for tickets.

May 28-30, 2020  Royal Bath & West Show
The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO JULY 31-AUG 2, 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

May 30-31, 2020 - Bucks Town & Country Show
High Wycome, Bucks, England
Festival of Food, Cookery Demonstrations; Dog Show; local music artists.  (also: www.classicfestivals.co.uk/ )
 

2019 ENGLAND - MAY 2019
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
events waiting for new dates

May 5, 2019 - Somerset Cider & Cheese Fayre
Compton Martin, Bristol, England
Cider, Cheese and Entertainment.

May 11-12, 2019  Essex Fine Food Show - Chelmsford, Essex, England
Once again, there will be A Taste of Anglia Producer Village at the Essex Spring Festival of Food and Drink.

May 11-12, 2019  National Mills Weekend - Various, England
Celebrating the UK's milling heritage on the second weekend of May each year. National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.

May 11-12, 2019  Great British Food Festival: Chillington Hall Food Festival
Brewood, Wolverhampton, 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.

May 11-12, 2019 - Althorp Food and Drink Festival
Althorp, Northamptonshire, England
With over 100 food and drink stands, as well as culinary events and experiences. World-renowned chefs including Jean-Christophe Novelli and Ken Hom will be leading a number of demonstrations, all included in the standard ticket price. Guests can now also gain a unique opportunity to learn from the best with 90-minute cooking masterclasses taught by our headlining chefs.  Alongside the numerous shopping and tasting opportunities, visitors can enjoy an array of entertaining performances and activities. Live music, falconry displays, cocktail-making classes, book signings, and a new Animals of Althorp exhibition. Tours of Althorp House and walks around Althorp Park also make the perfect accompaniment to a day at the Festival.  This year’s Kids Corner now features even more activities than ever, with a 40ft big top tent, incorporating circus skills workshops, kids cookery classes, arts and crafts and much more still to be announced.

May 25-26, 2019  Cheese and Chilli Festival - Bedford, England
The Cheese and Chilli Festival is the only show in the UK which celebrates both Cheese and Chilli within a festival setting.  The Cheese and Chilli Festival is now held at SEVEN locations throughout the south of England: Maidenhead, Christchurch, Cheltenham, Guildford, Swindon, Winchester and Bedford.

May 26, 2019  Clovelly Seaweed Festival - Clovelly, North Devon, England
Held to promote seaweed for its immense health and nutritional benefits. As it is hugely versatile, quay kitchens will be serving a wide variety of dishes and stalls will be selling a wide range of seaweed products and seaweed arts and crafts. .There will also be live music, demonstrations, talks and walks throughout the day. Children will enjoy story telling, street entertainment and The National Trust event-themed craft activities. Normal admission charges apply, please consult website for details.
 

2018 ENGLAND - MAY 2018
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
events waiting for new dates

May 1, 2018  Stilton Cheese Rolling - Stilton, Cambridgeshire, England
CANCELLED FOR 2018.  After months of discussion Stilton Community Association regrets to announce that there will not be a Cheese Rolling in 2018.  We would like to stress it is only the 2018 Cheese-Rolling that has been cancelled. Cheese-Rolling has become a victim of its own success and it’s felt that, by stopping for a year to take stock, it can hopefully resume in a fresh format, perhaps in the form of a big village fete up at the Pavilion for 2019.

May 5-7, 2018 - BBC Good Food Show Spring - Harrogate, Yorkshire, England
NO HARROGATE SHOW FOR 2018.  We love Harrogate and the local food scene here, however we’ll be taking a break this year and we hope to return at some stage in the future. Until we do, we would love you to join us at our BBC Good Food Show Summer at the NEC Birmingham, 14 - 17 June. With exciting new features, a top line-up of chefs and experts, interactive masterclasses and more, we know you’ll have a fantastic day out!

May 10, 2018  Grassland UK 2018
The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
The country's major national grassland event, this one-day triennial show looks to cover every aspect of the livestock farmer's interests.

May 12 , 2018  Nottingham Viva! Vegan Festival - Nottingham, England
10am-6pm, Nottingham Conference Centre (Nottingham NG1 4BU)

May 19, 2018  Surrey Vegan Fair - Surrey, England
10am - 4.30pm, HG Wells Conference Centre (Surrey, GU21 6HJ)

May 26-27, 2018  VegfestUK Bristol - Bristol, England
Welcome to VegfestUK Bristol -  the biggest veggie event anywhere in the world this year (as far as we know).

May 26-28, 2018  Rufford Abbey Great Food and Drink Festival
Rufford, Nottinghamshire, England
Rufford Abbey is a brand new event added to our 2018 calendar!  The event is replacing the very successful Nottingham Castle event which is closing for the 23 Million pound refurbishment.  We have some fabulous chefs and new entertainment areas added this years with entertainment for all of the family.
 

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

May 20-June 10, 2017 - The Vegan Festival of Britain
Various Locations, England
This is not about one single big event. Our idea is to pull together and inspire all the boundless creativity, talent, energy and commitment within the UK vegan community. Whether you are a business, cook, part of a campaign group, or an individual vegan, please do get involved.  We want you to ‘do your own thing’ during the three-week Festival. From special events and promotions to vegan street parties, dedicated restaurant menus, online innovations, shop promotions and sponsored events, right down to individuals inviting their neighbours over for a meal or a slice of cake – we want everyone who supports the vegan ethic to take part.

May 27-29, 2017  The Great Food and Drink Festival
Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, England
The Great Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of all things food and drink throughout the East Midlands.  There are 100’s of stalls selling high quality local produce and a large range of hot food vendors to satisfy all tastes and appetites.  Come check out the retail area with stalls selling home and kitchen goods, artisan crafts.  Watch a host of celebrity chefs with daily cooking demonstrations, there are also demonstrations by local food producers like cheese making, bakers and butchers as well as beer and wine master classes.  There will also be a selection of live music throughout the day, which will ensure that all your senses, taste, touch, hear, sight and of course smell are entertained throughout the day.  You will find plenty of activities to keep children entertained from face painting, pizza making and a whole host of rides and play areas to keep the younger generation entertained.
 

2016 ENGLAND - MAY 2016
Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

these events are waiting for new dates

May 20-22, 2016 - BBC Good Food Show Summer in the City
ExCel, London, England
The BBC Good Food Eat Well Show, featured as part of BBC Good Food Show Summer in the City, is the place to be for all health conscious food lovers. See below to find out what's happening at the Show.

May 28-29, 2016  The Really Wild Food and Countryside Festival
St Davids, Pembrokeshire, England
DISCONTINUED.  After much deliberation and consultation, it can be confirmed that Celtic Camping will not be hosting the Really Wild Festival in 2017. 'The Really Wild brand will continue to develop in diverse, innovative and smaller ways but still maintaining its original ethos,' said event founder Julia Horton-Powdrill.
 

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

May 24, 2015  The South of England Food & Drink Festival
Ardingly, Sussex, England
Join us at the Showground in Ardingly for a day of amazing artisan food, great live music and family fun. Have your say in who will win The Sussex Food & Drink Awards ‘Street Food of the Year’.

 

 

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