Foodie Dates for your Diary – April 2018

Spring is here and with it comes a lot of exciting foodie events for you to enjoy! Veganism and vegan food has become increasingly popular in recent years which is evident in April’s abundance of vegan festivals which include lots of food stalls and more, giving you the opportunity to try out some lovely food.

Walton Hall Food Festival Paulas cooking in a camper

Walton Gardens Food Festival

14-15 April, Walton Hall, Warrington

Entry: Free to enter (car park charges apply)

The beautiful Walton Gardens will become a foodie paradise; hosting over 40 artisan producers serving lots of tasty hot food as well as great drinks to enjoy. The festival events will be held in the newly refurbished ‘Riding School’ as well as the main lawns and bandstand. Bring the family and enjoy all that this fabulous event has to offer.

Porthleven Food and Music Festival

20-22 April, Porthleven, Cornwall

Entry: £7.50 – £35.00 (more details here)

This festival, hosted in the stunning seaside town of Porthleven is perfect for the foodie who is also a music lover. This 3 day event, now in it’s tenth year is a well established event which brings around 30,000 people together each year who gather to enjoy demonstrations at the national and international chef’s theatre, enjoy tasty treats from the many food stalls, as well as music day and night and entertainment for all.

Surrey Food Festival

21st April, Old Deer Park, Richmond Upon Thames Surrey 10am-7pm

Entry: £7.00 (more details here)

The Surrey Food Festival returns for its 3rd year in 2018 with over 100 different food stalls showcasing their products, fantastic marketplace traders and a Kids Zone full of entertainment for the children to enjoy.  They’ll be a number of acts performing on the main stage throughout the day with plenty of bars offering various drinks ranging from champagne to speciality ale.  If you love food and drink this is definitely the place to be, a fantastic day out for all the family to enjoy! Tickets are currently on sale at £7 per person (under 16’s are free) with children’s wristbands available at £20 giving the little one’s unlimited access to the Kids Zone (wristbands available by pre-order only ).  Make Richmond Upon Thames your number one stop this April, you really don’t want to miss out on this fantastic event!

Northern Vegan Festival

7th April, Manchester

Entry: £5.00 (under 16’s free)

Due to the massive success of the 2017 event The Northern Vegan Festival 2018 will remain in huge venue Manchester central, Windmill Street, M2 3GX . The festival will have 200 stalls, 10 world food caterers, inspirational talks, innovative and exciting cookery demos, children’s activities, yoga, free samples and a huge seated cafe area. 100% of ticket money goes to animal welfare charities as the festival is fully volunteer run.

Irish Vegan Festival 8th April

Stalls, talks, demos and so much more

Packed with hot and cold food, cosmetics, campaigns and more all at a lovely city centre location

Glasgow Vegan Festival 14th April

Glasgow Trade Halls – 50 fantastic stalls each day, 8 world food caterers, all day talks and all day cookery demos.

Birmingham Vegan Festival 14th April

100 stalls featuring mainly food. The profits of the event go to the charity organising the event which helps care for and rehome animals that have been rescued.

Leicester Vegan Festival 21st April

Leicester’s biggest vegan festival with over 80 stalls, all day talks and all day cookery demos!

Scottish Vegan Festival 21st April

The Scottish Vegan Festival is one of a series of vegan festival events. Our inaugural event was at the Corn Exchange, 10 New Market Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ on Saturday 1st October 2016. They repeated it and grew the event in 2017 to be twice a year.


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