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Summer is coming around again and so here are our Summer 2023 foodie dates for your diary!
The UK is packed full of great gastronomic gatherings throughout the late spring and summer months so wherever you are in the country, there’s plenty to see, do, and of course, eat! Check out our highlights below and see what takes your fancy…
Taste of London
Set in the heart of London’s Regent’s Park and billed as ‘five days of feasting’, Taste of London is a vibrant culinary extravaganza.
From Tom Brown to DJ BBQ, there are tonnes of fantastic chefs for you to see. And who could forget about the restaurants… there is something for every culinary palate so make sure you check out the full list on the website.
We had a fantastic time watching top chefs Josh Angus and Tom Cenci put our pans through their paces making recipes using Belazu Ingredient Co products. Belazu will be back there this year so don’t miss them!
14 – 18 June 2023
From £24 – find out more and purchase here.
Great Yorkshire Show
Get ready for the 164th Great Yorkshire Show, celebrating agriculture, food, farming and countryside. From competitive, professional showjumping, to hives and honey, to a spectacular garden show, there is something to entertain everyone.
11th – 14th July
Kids under 5 go free with children’s tickets at £18 and adults at £32. There are also family packages and grandstand tickets available.
Foodies Festival runs throughout the summer and across the country from April to September. Featuring top chefs like Michael Caines and Paul Welburn, it also celebrates top culinary contestants from your television screens. 2022’s Masterchef: The Professionals winner Nikita Pathakji and a host of this year’s Great British Menu contestants will be cooking up a storm this year.
Foodies Festival really has it all with a Chefs’ Theatre, a Drinks Theatre, Kids Cookery classes and live music. You will be spoilt for choice with artisan markets, pop-up bars and street food stalls so you might just have to go back again the next day!
27th – 29th May in Syon Park, London
2nd – 4th June in St Albans, Hertfordshire
16th – 18th June in Exeter, Devon
23rd – 25th June in Chelmsford, Essex
7th – 9th July in Tatton Park, Cheshire
14th – 16th July in Winchester, Hampshire
4th – 6th August in Edinburgh, Scotland
11th – 13th August in Glasgow, Scotland
26th – 28th August in Oxford, Oxfordshire
8th – 10th September in Norwich, Norfolk
Chef Patron at The Swan Inn, Islip, Paul Welburn is appearing at Foodies Festival in Oxford on 26th – 28th August and you do not want to miss him! We recently visited The Swan and had an incredible time so check out our blog piece about it here.
Find out more and get your tickets here.
Pub in the Park
We had the best time at Pub in the Park Dulwich at the end of June last year and, if you thought it looked up your street, then good news because it’s back this year!
The brainchild of chef Tom Kerridge, each festival celebrates everything there is to love about the glorious British pub; delicious food, award-winning chefs, chart-topping music, great drinks but above all else a fantastic time with friends and family. Over 130,000 people enjoyed the events in 2021 and 2022 was even bigger with 2023 promising to be the biggest yet!
You can check out the full line-up of top chefs, foodies, and restauranteurs here but those set to feature this year include Grace Dent, Andi Oliver, Matt Tebbutt, The Hairy Bikers, Michel Roux Jr and many more.
18th – 21st May in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
9th – 11th June in Dulwich, London
16th – 18th June in Bath, Somerset
23rd – 25th June in Reigate, Surrey
30th June – 2nd July in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
7th – 9th July in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
14th – 16th July in Brighton, Sussex
1st – 3rd September in Chiswick, London
8th – 10th September in St Albans, Hertfordshire
Find out more and get your tickets here: https://www.pubintheparkuk.com/
The Allergy & Free-From Show
Do you live with allergies, intolerances, coeliac disease, hayfever or eczema? Do you live ‘free from’ gluten, wheat, eggs, nuts or dairy, or need to avoid dust mites, latex or any other material?
If you answered yes to any of the above, or someone you care about could, then you will love The Allergy & Free From Show. There are thousands of freefrom products, from household names to exciting start-up brands and they are all looking to show you what they’re made of!
Fab Chef Jane Devonshire, winner of Masterchef in 2016, spoke at the festival last year and is a huge advocate of free-from cooking. Check out Jane’s gluten-free recipes over on our Recipes page. Jane says:
“I am delighted to be at The Allergy & FreeFrom show this year, I’ll be attending all x3 days giving cooking demonstrations, presenting with @coeliacUK & book signing. It’s always so lovely to meet everyone & chat catch up & help where I can & even more so now as @coeliacuk Ambassador.”
7th – 9th July at ExCel, London
Tickets are free but you can find out more information here.
Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival
Amidst the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is an unmissable foodie date for your diary… The Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival! This festival provides a whole weekend of entertainment because the event organisers encourage you to pitch up with the whole family on Friday evening and stay all the way through to Monday morning with plenty of live music to keep you company.
There are celebrity chef masterclasses, street food stalls, live tribute acts, and much more so there’s definitely something for everyone.
21st – 23rd July 2023
Funkirk Farm, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 3AB
There is every type of ticket available from Saturday Hairy Bikers / Gino D’Acampo / James Martin Celebrity Show and VIP, to car passes, weekend passes or just Saturday/Sunday passes.
Find out more here.
Great British Food Festival
27th – 29th May at Harewood House, Leeds
3rd – 4th June at Ashridge House, Hertfordshire
10th – 11th June at Dalkeith Country Park, Edinburgh
15th – 16th July at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire
28th – 30th July at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
19th – 20th August at Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire
2nd – 3rd September at Margam Park, South Wales
This family-friendly food festival has a line-up that includes over 100 top local and national producers, tasty street food, Celebrity chef demos, BBQ stage, great live music, kids activities and men v food. The Great British Food Festival is also dog friendly, so it’s perfect for the whole family.
There is entertainment for all the family throughout the bank holiday weekend, including free circus skills, a ‘wacky races’ area, children’s rides and a mini zoo. There will also be show stopping live music throughout the day with a play list packed full of top bands and acts, so you can do some shopping, grab some food and then have a well-earned relax with a local beer (or two) listening to some great live entertainment.
For more information and tickets, head to the website here.
National Geographic Traveller Food Festival
This festival is all about bringing you international food from all over the world, and inspiring your tastebuds to try something new. Get ready to be so inspired that you’ll be planning your next travel adventure based on the food and local delicacies alone! International cooking masterclasses, guest speakers including top restaurant critics, Michelin starred chefs, cookbook authors and much more!
The 2023 line-up is finally out and wow is it jam-packed with fantastic exhibits! Masterchef fans will be thrilled to see Anna Haugh and John Torode MBE giving demonstrations, and Great British Menu fans can catch Andi Oliver being interviewed.
15th – 16th July at the Business Design Centre, London
Tickets for each day are £25.00 for adults and £5.00 for children with children 5 and under going free!
You can buy a two-day admission pass which is £35.00 for adults and £10 for children aged 6-17. All tickets are subject to a booking fee.
Great Northern Food and Drink Fest
The Great Northern Food and Drink Fest is always a summer foodie date for your diary not to be missed but they are taking a break this year and will be back next year.
Edinburgh Food Festival
Kicking off just before the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival is this fantastic food festival for all the family. Launching in 2014, the festival has only grown, hosting top industry figures and foodies. Right in the heart of the Scottish capital, the event is supported through Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund delivered by EventsScotland.
You can bet you’ll find some irresistable Scottish gins and whiskies to accompany street food from poke bowls to burgers, pizzas to tapas. Why not team a visit with a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe and Royal Military Tattoo which begin shortly after?
20th – 31st July at George Street Gardens, Edinburgh
As Edinburgh’s largest free-to-enter food festival, tickets are absolutely free!
Rock Oyster Festival
Hosted by Jack Stein and friends, this festival, set on the banks of the Camel Estuary, features the creme de la creme of food and live music. Chefs attending this year include Great British Menu’s Jude Kereama and Andi Oliver alongside Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. There are even masterclasses in Cornish gin and whole fish preparation!
With a Rick Stein Kids Cookery School, kids activities from Under the Canopy Cornwall outdoor events company, and much more, there’s plenty for the kids to do too.
There are a whole host of family and wellbeing workshops too, including seaweed pressing, sea kayaking, hip hop yoga, bellyboard painting and ukulele singalongs. There is definitely something for everyone!
27th – 30th July at Dinham House, Cornwall, PL27 6RH
Tickets range from day tickets to whole weekend camping tickets for adults and children with lots of different add-ons available. The best thing to do is check out the website here.
Chatsworth Country Fair
You may recognise the stunning Chatsworth House from Pride and Prejudice but it provides an even more beautiful backdrop in person. The Chatsworth Country Fair is a jam-packed three days with Grand Ring entertainment, cooking masterclasses, a vintage fair and even a children’s climbing wall! Round off the school holidays in style with fun for the whole family.
1st – 3rd September
Save 20% by booking before 30th June or buy on the day at the gate. Find out more and book your tickets here.