Foodie Dates for your Diary – Summer 2022Leave a Comment
Summer is the perfect time for some foodie-themed adventures and days out. Check out some of these great gastronomic gatherings we’ve compiled taking place across the country throughout July and August.
Pub in the Park
8-10 July @ Tunbridge Wells
2-4 September @ Chiswick
9-11 September @ St Albans
16-18 September @ Brighton
Tickets start from £27.00.
We had the best time at Pub in the Park Dulwich at the end of June and, if you thought it looked up your street, then there are still five more weekends throughout the summer.
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 promises to be bigger than ever!
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.
The Allergy & Free-From Show
Friday 1st July 10am-5pm
Saturday 2nd July 10am-5pm
Sunday 3rd July 10am-5pm
ExCel Centre, London
Tickets are free!
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.”
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. Thousands of freefrom products, from household names to exciting start-up brands; all looking to show you what they’re made of!
Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival
With most events taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July, the event organisers encourage campers to pitch up from Friday evening and stay all the way through until Monday morning with plenty of live music to keep you company.
Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 3AB
Tickets: Prices vary day to day but start from £6 for children and £12 for adults. Entry for the whole weekend (Friday after 2pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am) is £40 for adults and £26 for children. Camping pitches can be purchased from £65.
Great British Food Festival
Nationwide, Summer 2022
Dates for July and August include:
16-17 July @ Knebworth House, Herts
29-31 July @ Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
20-21 August @ Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire
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 h
ave a well-earned relax with a local beer (or two) listening to some great live entertainment.
The events is the perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out where the whole family can get together, visit www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com for more details, tickets and all the dates and venues. For regular updates and fun foodie photos, head over to their Instagram @gbfoodfestival and Facebook at Great British Food Festival.
Tickets: Earlybird and advance ticket offers available on the website.
- Hylands Park, Chelmsford
- Mote Park, Maidstone
- Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire
- Winchester, Hampshire
- Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
- Rouken Glen Park, Glasgow
- South Park, Oxford
- rlham Park, Norwich
- Escot Park, Exeter
What’s on? Well, Foodies Festival says, “Watch Michelin-starred chefs, MasterChef winners including MasterChef Champion 2021 Tom Rhodes, and top local chefs cooking their signature recipes and giving you hints and tips in the Chefs Theatre. Join Bake Off winners, top bakers and patisserie chefs in the Cake & Bake Theatre. Enjoy champagne, wine, beer, cider and cocktail masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre. Kids learn to cook and find their taste buds in the Kids Cookery Theatre.”
There’s also a Street Food Avenue, live music, artisan produce, a Hot Chilli Challenge, a Kidzone with bouncy castles and fairground rides, and much more!
National Geographic Traveller Food Festival
16-17 July @ Business Design Centre, London
Tickets: £24.48 (incl. tax)
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!
Great Northern Food and Drink Fest
20-21 August @ The Market Fields, Thoresby Park Estate, North Nottinghamshire
Following on from last year’s successful event held at Scampston Hall and Gardens in Malton, the fun filled foodie festival is back with a bang. This year the festival will take place at a fabulous new venue and offers so much more for visitors.
The festival proves to be bigger and better than ever for 2022 with fun for all the family. Highlights include
- Amazing Street Food from across the globe
- Artisan Tent full of local producers and independent food, drink & crafts
- Professional chef demonstrations and talks from MasterChef and Bake Off contestants
- Festival Bars to keep you hydrated all weekend!
- On stage entertainment all weekend with live bands and singers
- Children’s Entertainment including Circus Skills Workshops
- Archery, Inflatables, Quad bikes and Fairground stalls
This year the festival will be open from 10am – 10pm – perfect for those long summer nights
What’s more visitors now have the option of making a real weekend of it with some low-cost camping options available!
Further updates will be coming from the festival team over the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled and make sure you’re following their socials
Here’s to Summer 2022! Grab your tickets today!
Edinburgh Food Festival
22-31 July @ George Street Gardens
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.
Entrance is free and you can bet you’ll find some irresistable Scottish gins and whiskies to accompany street food from poke bowls to burgers, pizzas to tapas.
Rock Oyster Festival
29-31 July 2022 @ Dinham House, Cornwall, PL27 6RH
Tickets: £50 adults, £30 teens, £15 under-12s (day tickets). Camping and VIP tickets also available.
Hosted by Jack Stein and friends and of course featuring Rick Stein himself, 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 contestants Adam Handling and Jude Kereama. 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.