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October 23, 2019
Apple Day
Clovelly, North Devon, England
It is Apple Season – so we are holding our first Apple Day with lots of lovely apple crafts and activities.  You will see apple pressing by Gatcombe valley Juices outside the Visitor Centre, so please do bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed and taste the fresh juice or if you wish, you can bring more for pasteurisation and bottling for which there will be a charge (£1.90 per 75 cl bottle).  The round shape of the apple with the great reds and greens makes the apple a perfect base for creating art. So enjoy some Apple Art with The Plough and either carve, sculpt, decorate or do all of them with your apple to enter the Apple Art Competition!  There will also be Live Music by "no rest for the fiddlers", apple bobbing, apple stamping, and especially for adults, apple cup making, which you can then use to enjoy a refreshing cider drink (available at the café bar) or perhaps some fresh apple juice! Clovelly Court Gardens produce, including a pick of pumpkins, will be on sale and Merry Harriers Garden Centre will also have some of their interesting products on display.

Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
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October 1-3, 2018 - The Restaurant Show - London, England
The Restaurant Show is the definitive platform for the restaurant and foodservice market to meet. Each year suppliers offering everything required to run a successful and profitable foodservice business exhibit their latest products to the entire market.

October 1-31, 2018  The London Restaurant Festival - London, England
A citywide celebration of eating out which raises the profile of establishments involved and acknowledges the pleasure and sustenance given to all by London”s extraordinarily diverse range of restaurants.

October 2, 2018  Foodservice & Hospitality Expo UK
Coventry, West Midlands, England
The purpose of the Foodservice & Hospitality Expo has a singular focus — Bring together food service companies, hospitality groups and key suppliers of equipment, technology, food and services to the UK’s foodservice and hospitality sector.  The purpose of the event is to facilitate sharing of knowledge and best practice as well as offering an unrivalled opportunity to connect key buyers from the foodservice and hospitality sector with key exhibitors supplying into these sectors.


October 2, 2018
Food & Drink Packaging Materials, Technology & Design Summit
Coventry, England
The event is being held in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  The event is also collocated with seven other Food and Beverage events. In total 2000 delegates, 200 exhibitors and 250 speakers will attend the one day event . Delegates are free to move between events.

October 2, 2018  2nd Annual Food & Drink Lean, Productivity & Continuous Improvement Summit - Coventry, England
Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Collocated with seven other Food and Beverage events. Delegates are free to move between events.

October 2, 2018  4th Annual Food & Drink Data & IT Summit
Coventry, England
Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Collocated with seven other Food and Beverage events. Delegates are free to move between events.

October 2, 2018  2nd Annual Food & Drink Quality & Safety Summit
Coventry, England
Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Collocated with seven other Food and Beverage events. Delegates are free to move between events.

October 2, 2018  2nd Annual Food & Drink NPD & Innovation Summit
Coventry, England
Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Collocated with seven other Food and Beverage events. Delegates are free to move between events.

October 2, 2018  Food & Drink Supply Chain & Logistics Summit
Coventry, England
Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Collocated with seven other Food and Beverage events. Delegates are free to move between events.

October 2, 2018  5th Annual Sustainable Food & Beverage Conference
Coventry, Essex, England
Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Collocated with seven other Food and Beverage events. Delegates are free to move between events.

October 2, 2018 - 3rd Annual Food & Drink Engineering & Processing Summit
Coventry, England
Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Collocated with seven other Food and Beverage events. Delegates are free to move between events.

October 2, 2018  The Boutique Bar Show - London, England
Boutique Bar Show London returns to B1 Block at Victoria House in Holborn. Welcoming boutique brands, world leading speakers and unique show experiences this event is for industry professionals looking for something new and interesting.

October 3, 2018  The Dairy Show
Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
This one day event has become one of the most important dates in the dairy farmer's calendar, with over 300 trade stands.

October 3-7, 2018  Nottingham Goose Fair
Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham, England
With more than 700 years of history, Nottingham Goose Fair is one of Europe's most famous travelling fairs, and is still a fantastic event that delights all ages.

October 5-7, 2018  Stone Food And Drink Festival
Stone, Staffordshire, England
Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering. Here you’ll find everything you need to know to make the most of the 'big weekend' at Westbridge Park; from the gourmet marquee packed with great stalls to the Titanic beer festival, pop-up restaurant & piano bar, live cookery demonstrations, talks, tastings - and much, much more. You'll also find information on all of the events taking place in and around town during festival week - like the Festival Farmers' Market - and can buy tickets for both the main festival and our legendary 'Manger a Trois' Roving Meals and Minibus Real Ale Trails. Enjoy discovering Staffordshire's 'freshest' food festival.

October 6-7, 2018  15th Annual East Midlands Food Festival
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
Held in the heart of Melton Mowbray, a wonderfully traditional market town set in the rolling Leicestershire landscape, which is proud to be known as the Rural Capital of Food and Drink.  Melton Mowbray Food Festival is one of the largest regional food festivals in the country.  Bringing together a huge selection of edible delights from some of the country’s finest producers, many from the East Midlands region.  Enjoy a whole host of live demonstrations and roll up your sleeves and join in the activities in our popular Family, Food and Fun Zone.  With places to pause, eat and drink, the Festival is just the perfect day out for everyone from the serious foodie to the happy browser!  Better still, why not make a weekend of it and explore the many places of interest and things to see and do in the area.

October 6-7, 2018  Cambridgeshire Autumn Crafts & Food Fair
Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, England
A wide range of arts, craft and gift stalls where you might find anything from jewellery and other accessories, handicrafts, hand made cards, photography, candles, aromatherapy products, through to ceramics and wood turning. Food and drink might include wine.

October 7, 2018  Chippenham Chilli Fiesta - Chippenham, England
An indoor event planned to be a awesome one day of chilli mayhem. Don't expect hot dogs, chips or even burgers, we are about chilli & nothing else, so if you want go from one part of the universe to another on chilli power thats is exactly what will happen.

October 11-14, 2018  Falmouth Oyster Festival - Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood and in particular, one of the last remaining traditional oyster fisheries, dredging by sail and hand punt.  Each year, a cookery master-class from a celebrity chef, followed by a book signing opens the festival. Packed with cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs, oysters, seafood, wine and local ale, children's shell painting, sea shanties, a town parade, and live music, an oyster shucking competition, a Falmouth Working Boat race and marquees brimming with Cornish produce; the festival is a must for all oyster, seafood and maritime heritage enthusiasts!

October 13 , 2018  Lincolnshire Sausage Festival at Lincoln Castle
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Supported by Select Lincolnshire and Lincoln Colonia Rotary, this free event spread throughout the grounds of Lincoln Castle and spilling into Castle Square is the perfect opportunity to warm up with some tasty local food and drink so come along between 10am and 4pm.  Sausage making demonstrations and lots of stalls selling all types of produce - and an abundance of Lincolnshire Sausages to buy and eat or to take away and enjoy at home. Local chefs will be demonstrating a range of recipes.  A wealth of family entertainment.  Last year's festival saw 32,000 sausages sold, and organisers the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia and Select Lincolnshire are hoping this year's will be even bigger and better.  Visitors will be entertained by The Europa Clowns, Matto and Polo, and there will be street music and entertainment from the Cosmic Sausages along with Mr Sausage who will be making appearances throughout the day in and around the Castle Grounds. Children’s cookery demonstration area in the Redhill Farm’s Marquee.

October 13-14, 2018  Filey International Food Festival
Filey, North Yorkshire, England
Autumn is here, winter is on its way and it’s time to stock up on your quality Food winter treats, fine weather not guaranteed but past weekends the sun has shined more often than not.

October 14, 2018  Wells Food Festival - Wells, Somerset, England
Following the success of last years event the Wells Food Festival will be held again this year in the historic Market Square in the centre of the city from 10.30am-4.30pm.

October 15-21, 2018  Chocolate Week - Various Locations, England
Chocolate Week, the nation’s favourite themed week celebrating the world of fine chocolate. The week culminates with The Chocolate Show London at Olympia National Hall , bringing the best of the industry together all under one roof.  Hundreds of events are expected this Chocolate Week around the UK, with the country’s top chocolatiers and chocolate companies, as well as hotels, bars and restaurants celebrating by hosting talks, tastings, demonstrations and sampling, as well as creating exclusive products, new launches, offers, chocolate meals, cocktails and recipes using some of the best chocolate brands from around the world.

October 16-17, 2018  Independent Hotel Show - London, England
Inspiring and informative, the Independent Hotel Show is the UK's only forum bringing together the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector.  A must-attend event for independent hoteliers and industry professionals, the show presents a diverse collection of the UK's most innovative suppliers together with expert insight from our Business Sessions.

October 16-17, 2018  Caffè Culture - Islington, England
Caffè Culture Show is the nation’s leading gathering place for the café and coffee community, continuing to bring together all those who have a passion for pushing the industry forward. Whether you are a start-up or are looking for new ways to make your existing operation even better, Caffè Culture is the place to be to discover, learn, share and celebrate all that is great about this industry.

October 19-21, 2018  Dartmouth Food Festival - Dartmouth, Devon, England
Our real aim is to showcase the best that the South West has to offer - from Severn & Wye Smokery (our Best in Show 2011) through to Heron Valley fruit juices, Well Hung meat and Bigbury Bay Oysters.  We're also celebrating the quality of our award-winning restaurants (The Seahorse, The Elephant in Torquay and the Millbrook Inn, South Pool to name but a few) and their amazing chefs.  It's probably true to say that South Devon has the most award winning chefs per square foot than any other part of the county (or is that just us being biased?!).

October 20 , 2018  Bramley Apple Festival
Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Every year, people gather to this very picturesque market town where the apple was first propagated more than 200 years ago from the garden of a cottage on Church Street.  The stunning Southwell Minster, a splendid cathedral with one of the finest Norman naves in Europe, will host a festival of food & drink and all things associated with Southwell’s Bramley Apple heritage. Morris Men performances and live music will accompany you as you wander through the streets of one of the prettiest towns in Nottinghamshire.  Also, visit the Saracen’s Head pub; formerly the King’s Head where King Charles I surrendered to a Scottish Army in 1646, marking the end of the Civil War.

October 20-21, 2018  Flavours Food Fest - Barnsley South Yorshire, England
Elsecar Heritage Centre.  TV celebrity baker and chef, Nadiya Hussain, will be appearing on Sunday, the ‘Great British Bake Off’ champion will be cooking up a storm at her live cookery demonstrations. At the performances which last approximately 45 minutes, she will create a selection of her very own recipes which people can recreate at home. During the festival we will become a bustling food and drinks market, offering a wide variety of tasty treats and delicious beverages. There will be over 60 stalls where local and national food producers will be displaying high quality produce as well as a selection of street food and live entertainment. Come along and browse, sample and buy the tempting treats on offer.  While there you can also explore the original Earl Fitzwilliam's Workshops, now converted into a series of independent shops, antiques centre, play area and quaint cafes.  Children under 14 free to enter.  Saturday 10am until 9pm;  Sunday 10am until 5pm.

October 20-21, 2018  Countryside Live - Food & Farming Fair
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, England
A traditional country show that takes place on the Great Yorkshire Showground! Whatever the weather Countryside Live is a great event - as 90% of the Show takes place under cover.

October 22-27, 2018  41st Norwich Beer Festival - Norwich, England
Over 200 cask-conditioned Real Ales from Britain's independent brewers will be on sale, along with draught and bottled beers from Continental Europe.  There will also be a large range of traditional ciders and perries, with over 40 varieties from East Anglia, the West Country and elsewhere.

October 27-28, 2018 - Suffolk Festive Crafts & Food Fair
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
A wide range of Christmas and seasonal goodies including art, craft, design, food and drink. Plus the chance to meet a pair of our very own Reindeer.  All taking place undercover in the Cattle Barns.

October 27-28, 2018  VON London VegFest - London, England
The Vegan Organic Network are organizing the permaculture space on the second floor of Olympia London.  Over the two days we will have talks covering all aspects of Veganic Growing (that is organic growing without any animal inputs or chemicals).  Bring your shopping bags as there will be Veganic fruit and veg and other Veganic products on sale.  Want to grow your own? You can chat with our experts and browse our books and information sheets.

October 29-31, 2018 - 16th International Conference on Nutrition and Fitness
London, England
The 3-day program on fitness and nutrition health conference will be an instructive meet as well as an enjoyable learning experience.  The fitness and nutrition conferences will be going to be a beneficial stage for admitting knowledge and exchanging new ideas among the healthcare and allied healthcare professionals related to nutrition and fitness from around the globe.  The fitness and nutrition health conference are highly informative and collaborating sessions for endorsing the give-and-take ideas among the professionals, industrialists and students from research areas of nutrition and fitness to share their research experiences and gratify in interactive discussions and special sessions at the nutrition and fitness event.

Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
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October 7, 2017 - Huntingdon Chilli Fiesta - Huntingdon, England
Welcome to Huntingdon Chilli Village Fiesta planned to be a awesome one day of chilli mayhem. Don't expect hot dogs, chips or even burgers, we are about chilli, so if you want go from one part of the universe to another on chilli power thats is exactly what will happen.

October 13-15, 2017  The Chocolate Show
Olympia National Hall, London, England
Taking place at Olympia National Hall as the grand finale of Chocolate Week, The Chocolate Show will be returning to create another incredible event.  The show will bring together over 60 British and international participants all under one roof: artisans, iconic brands, chefs and cocoa experts. They will all share their passion for chocolate with the public and demonstrate their favorite chocolate recipes.  Visitors will indulge in their fine chocolates and be treated with many chocolatey activities: live demos, talks and tastings, pastry workshops for adults, educational workshops for budding chefs, ... and the famous Chocolate Fashion Show pairing the finest fashion designers and the most talented chocolatiers with outfits entirely made out of chocolate!

October 14, 2017  The Wine Gang Winter Wine Festival: Bath
Bath, England
At our events you will be able to meet The Wine Gang, sample our favourite wines and attend superb tutored tastings. Our events feature the world's best wines, but are fun and informal.

October 19-21, 2017  CAMRA Beer Festival at Gainsborough Old Hall
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
In association with Gainsborough CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), Traditional Ales, Ciders and Perrys will be served in the Great Hall.  This atmospheric festival set in the unique setting of this 15th century Manor House is commemorating 100 years since the start of the Great War with beers from the towns/cities with Pals regiments, which include 8 beers from the local Grafters Brewery.  There will be a quiz Thursday evening and live music in the Medieval Kitchen Friday and Saturday.  (also: )

October 27-28, 2017  Hanging Ditch Winefair Ten - Manchester, England
The Wine Gang will be presenting wine walks and masterclasses at Hanging Ditch's tenth Manchester Winefair.

October 28-29, 2017  10th West Midlands Vegan Festival
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
The festival will offer everything you need for healthy, cruelty-free, eco-friendly living. With over 100 stalls and a jam packed schedule of talks and workshops, this is one event not to be missed. Entrance is still just £1 and everyone is welcome.

Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos
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October 3-4, 2015  Apple Affair - West Dean College, West Sussex, England
Due to popular demand the Apple Affair returns with apple displays, orchard tours, and cookery demonstrations.

October 17-18, 2015  Somerset Food and Drink Fest
Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
Held in the Showering Pavilion at the Royal Bath & West showground.  The event aims to showcase the very best of our local food and drink producers from within Somerset and the surrounding areas for a weekend of fun for all the family to enjoy.  Over 100 exhibitors and opportunities to taste, learn, enjoy and take home locally produced food and drink from small and medium sized producers along with some famous Somerset names.  Opening Hours - 9.30am - 6.00pm.

October 24, 2015  Kent Vegan Festival - Canterbury, Kent, England
The aim of the Kent Vegan Festival is to raise awareness about veganism as a holistic, healthy, environmentally sustainable and intrinsically non-violent way of life. The event will be inclusive and welcoming, with the aim of encouraging all people in their vegan journey.

October 25, 2015  Richmond Artisan Food Fayres
Richmond, North Yorkshire, England
The Richmond Artisan Food Fayre will be a mouthwatering experience for everyone we are sure. If you sell or produce artisan style food or beverages we would like to hear from you. We want this to be a fayre of New and Interesting epicurean delights.  Stands both in the Town Hall, DL10 4QL and Trinity Square plus the Market Place as required, Richmond DL10 4QL 10.00-4.00 Fabulous artisan foods and beverages, for discerning palettes.  Great opportunity to sell to the public in Richmond and for the customers to meet the  producers of some wonderful edible and quaffable delights. Admission is FREE.  Three dates in 2015: June 21, August 23 and October 25.

October 31 , 2015  Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England
The festival is a labour of love for us - we love Burnham-on-Sea and we love food & drink. We have selected so many great producers for this festival - and we loved that you liked them so much many sold out by early afternoon

October 31, 2015  Cheltenham Vegan Fair
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
The first vegan fair in the area, Cheltenham Vegan Fair 2015 will take place the day before World Vegan Day! There will be plenty to keep the whole family busy with stalls, talks, food, workshops, film viewings, a kids corner and much more!

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October 12, 2014  Bakers' & Butchers' Autumn Fair
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
The fair will see some of the bakery and butchery sectors' leading businesses exhibiting and showcasing their latest products and services to help improve business performance.  The Autumn Fair will also play host to three exciting competitions. The long-running sausage competition Champion of Champions will be back as well as the National Pie Competition, sponsored by Brook Food Processing Equipment, which this year has been opened up to both butchers and bakers so they can go head to head to see who makes the perfect pie! The Autumn Fair will also see the launch of British Bakers'  brand new bread competition ‘Britain's Best Loaf '.

October 13-19, 2014  National Curry Week 2014 - Nationwide, England
Held throughout Britain, with the dual aims of promoting the cuisine and culture and raising money for the less advantaged around the world. Celebrate over 200 years of Indian restaurants in the UK.

October 18, 2014  The Food Show - Wherstead, Ipswich, England
Wherstead Park, home to the East of England Co-operative Society. Based just outside Ipswich and open to the public 10am-3pm, it’s a chance for 50 local producers to showcase and sell their products (under a roof!) in a farmer’s market environment.

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October 6-7, 2012  Best of Festival - Wimborne, Dorset, England
Best of Festival is a new dedicated food festival, taking place at Kingston Lacy in Dorset. Featuring the best produce and prepared food from around the region, Best of Festival also features family friendly entertainment, guaranteeing it as a great day out for the whole family. Best of Festival is £5 entry, with £1 entry for the Under 12's.

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October 22-23, 2011  One World, One Chutney - Int’l Chutney Festival
Peebles, Scottish Borders, England
Within the medieval splendour of Neidpath Castle, a pickletastic jamboree with hot food stalls, bookshop, stalls selling huge variety of chutney miscellanea, dungeon cinema, tomato-hurling, literary talks, Tina's Tea room, hog roast, traditional English food.  Along side, the first International Chutney Awards, categories for professional, amateur and junior chutney makers.

October 27-29, 2011  5th HEBFest Beer Festival - Sawbridgeworth 2011
Sawbridgeworth, England
35+ Rare & Interesting Real Beers with a selection of Ciders.

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October 18-20, 2010  International Brewing Convention - Manchester, UK
The three day conference programme, complimented by an exhibition of industry suppliers encompassing the entire supply chain, delivers an invaluable opportunity for delegates and exhibitors to explore and exchange ideas in order to develop successful business strategies for the future.




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