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Sept 17-Oct 2, 2016  British Food Fortnight - Various, England
September 22-October 2, 2016  Cask Ale Week - England
Sept 23-Oct 2, 2016  York Food and Drink Festival - York, England
September 29-October 1, 2016 - 4th International Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries 2016 - London, England
Sept 30-October 2, 2016  Stone Food & Drink Festival
Stone, Staffordshire, England
Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016  Broadstairs Food Festival - Kent, England
Sept 29-Oct 10, 2016  Manchester Food & Drink Festival - England

October 1-2, 2016  13th Annual Melton Mowbray 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 1-31, 2016  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 5, 2016  The Dairy Show
The 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 5-9, 2016  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 8-9, 2016  Filey Food and Drink Festival
Filey, North Yorkshire, England
A collection of the finest food, ale, craft, beer and live music on the Yorkshire Coast.  Three dates for 2016: June 11-12, August 13-14 and October 8-9.

October 9 , 2016  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 10-16, 2016  Chocolate Week
Various Locations, England
Chocolate Week, the nation’s favourite themed week, returns for a eleventh consecutive year, 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 13-15, 2016
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. Opening times: Thursday 7pm -10.30pm;  Friday/Saturday 12 noon -10.30pm.  (also: )

October 13-16, 2016  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 14-16, 2016  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 15 , 2016  Huntingdon Chilli Village 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 15, 2016  Northern Vegan Festival
Manchester, England
Sachas Hotel and the Methodist Church will both be hosting a huge range of stalls with a variety of vegan goodies available to try and buy. Sachas Hotel will also have a jam-packed schedule of talks and cookery demos, plus speed meeting, speed dating, vegan music and free vegan food!  The third venue, V Revolution Cafe will become a cinema for the day, screening films all day long.  And if all of this wasn't enough, there will also be a vegan beer and cider festival at The Thirsty Scholar!

October 18-19, 2016  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 21-23, 2016  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 22, 2016  Lancaster Chilli Fiesta
Lancaster, England
Welcome to Lancaster Chlli Fiesta  now in its second year. 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, so if you want go from one part of the universe to another on chilli power thats is exactly what will happen.

October 22, 2016  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 22, 2016  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 22-23, 2016  VegfestUK London
London, England
Welcome to VegfestUK London 2015, one of Europe's keynote vegan lifestyle shows! Following 2 highly successful shows at Olympia West visited by a combined total of nearly 20,000 visitors, VegfestUK are moving this thriller of the year to Olympia Central Levels 1 and 3

Oct 22-23, 2016  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 24-29, 2016  39th 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 28, 2016  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.

October 29-30, 2016  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.

October 31-November 6, 2016  British Sausage Week
Nationwide, England
British Sausage Week is an annual celebration of the taste, quality and diversity of the traditional British Banger.


Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

October 2-4, 2017  The Restaurant Show 2017
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.


Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

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!


Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

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October 11-12, 2014  Filey Food Festival
Filey, North Yorkshire, England
A collection of the finest food, ale, craft, beer and live music on the Yorkshire Coast,  Details for 2014 to follow.

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.


Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

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October 12, 2013  The Edible Market Food Festival
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
A showcase for quality food and drink from some of the best producers and makers in the region and further afield. This one day feast for the eyes and tastebuds brings together a full shopping experience for those wanting to take home some of the finest foods in the country. Wander around the indoor food market stalls and buy direct from the producer, enjoy a superior bite to eat in the street food court and watch food and cookery demonstrations, There will also be talks and workshops for those who like to get a little closer to what they consume. There is a great opportunity to discover specialist foods which are often difficult to find on any high street. Meet the people who take pride in what they make and uncover the best produce. The Edible Market Food Festival is a celebration of everything that is right with food - a culinary inspiration for food lovers with all the right ingredients for a great day out.


Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

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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.


Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

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October 22-23, 2011  One World, One Chutney - International 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.


Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

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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.


Food Festivals, Trade Shows and Expos

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October 15-16, 2008  Food On The Move
London, England, UK
The show for Britain’s food-to-go, leisure & travel services catering industry.



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