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  1. Our Summer 2023 Foodie Dates for your Diary

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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

    Our Summer 2023 Foodie Dates for your Diary Foodies Festival

    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:

    Allergy and Free From Show Our Summer 2023 Foodie Dates for your Diary

    “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

    Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival Logo

    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.

    Banner for the Great Northern Food and Drink Festival detailing 20-21 August in Thoresby Park, NG22 9EW

    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.

  2. Foodies Events July 2018

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    Photo Credit – International Cheese Awards

    Summer is here! We can’t wait for this month’s line up of exciting foodie events. From agricultural events and food festivals to the International Cheese Awards, July is bound to be a good one.

    Great Yorkshire Show

    10th – 12th July, Harrogate.

    Come experience the 160th Great Yorkshire Show! This 3 day event is one of the biggest agricultural events in the UK and celebrates the very best of food, farming and rural life. Also stop by and say hello to us as we will be attending with all 3 of our stunning cookware ranges.


    North East Food Chilli Festival

    13th – 15th July, Meggies Burn Fields, Seat Front, Blyth, Northumberland.

    In it’s 7th year this 3 day festival features exciting food, drink and entertainment. This includes the infamous Chilli Eating competition on Saturday and Sunday. To see the many food exhibitors check out their website https://www.chillifest-ne.co.uk/food/


    Hampshire Food Festival 

    1st – 31st July, Hampshire.

    This month long festival now in it’s 18th year, has events to suit all tastes and budgets. Things to get involved in are the farm visits, vineyard tours, cookery classes, pop-up dinners, tasting events and distillery and brewery tours and much more. For more information check out their website.

    Photo Credit – Hyper Japan Festival

    Hyper Japan Festival

    13th – 15th July, London Olympia, London.

    Experience all the joys of Japan at London Olympia’s Hyper Japan Festival. From swords to Saki this festival has it all. The ever-popular EAT-JAPAN area will satisfy those in search of authentic Japanese taste sensations. There is a varied selection of stalls offering hot and cold foods, alcoholic and soft drinks and lots more.


    Photo Credit – The Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival

    Yorkshire Dales Food Festival

    21st – 22nd July, Skipton.

    Food, cooking, crafts and live music, this festival has it all! There is something for everyone with cooking demonstrations from James Martin and Gino D’Acampo as well as a selection of hands on workshops, tasting sessions and loads more foodie fun.

    Great British Food Festival Knebworth

    21st July – 22nd July, Knebworth House.

    Not just another food festival, the Great British Food Festival caterers to those with a love of great food and drink at some of the country’s most beautiful locations. Not only will there be fantastic food to eat, but there are chef demonstrations, a foraging guided walk, 3 different Men V Food challenges as well as a bunch of kid friendly stuff too.


    Taste of the South Festival

    21st – 22nd July, Chapel Gate, Christchurch, Bournemouth.

    This festival celebrates all things from across the South. In it’s second year running it is set to be a haven for foodies with local food, drink and artisan producers exhibiting their local wines, cheeses, chutneys, street food and ice cream as well as many other delectable goodies. Come and enjoy this family friendly foodie event which will also feature live music with local bands and other entertainment.


    Photo Credit – International Cheese Awards

    International Cheese Awards

    Show Day – 25th July, Dorfold Hall, Nantwich.

    After the cheese judging and trade day is finished (24th July) the International Cheese Awards opens their doors to everyone. If you’re a cheese fanatic this is a must for you – the renowned Cheese Marquee a colossal 80,500 sq ft full of the 5,000 entries of the best cheese and dairy products from some 27 countries. There will be trade stands selling delicious delicacies and offering free tasting samples too.  Cooking demonstrations from James Martin, Will Holland and Sean Wilson throughout the day too for your enjoyment too.

  3. Foodie Dates for your Diary – May 2018

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    Spring is now well underway and the weather is getting warmer (hopefully). If you are eager to get out and about to enjoy some great food and drink then be sure to check out some of these great foodie events taking place throughout May.

    vegan festival photo

    Liverpool Vegan Festival

    5th May, Mountford Hall, Liverpool

    Featuring around 100 stalls serving cooked and raw foods, pies, cakes, chocolates, sandwiches and salads, beauty and skincare products, candles, preserves, cheeses, jewellery, crafts, healthy treats, sweet treats, clothing, drinks, juices, smoothies, charity merchandise and more! There will also be a variety of talks and workshops running throughout the day.


    Hardwick Hall

    Great British Food Festival Hardwick Hall

    5th-7th May, Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

    The Great British Food Festival is back in Derbyshire this May Bank Holiday! Set in the grounds of the magnificent Elizabethan country house, near Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, Hardwick Hall provides a stunning backdrop for a Food & Drink Festival. Gates at 10am each day.

    Salcombe Crab Festival

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    Salcombe Crab Festival

    6th May, Island Street, Salcome

    An annual celebration of Cancer Pagurus (brown crab) caught by the Salcombe fleet off the South Devon coast. This ‘famously flavoursome’ crustacean is considered one of the best in the world and Crabfest provides the perfect opportunity to not just crack open some fine tasting crabs but experience a vibrant showcase for the local fishing, food, drink and tourism industries at the heart of our unique area.


    Festival food stall credit Sam Hardwick 3_preview

    Hay Festival

    24th May to 3rd June, Hay-on-Wye, Wales

    A festival for those who love literature Hay Festival brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world. The festivals inspire, examine and entertain, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be.

    Foodie specifics:

    • Ruth Rogers talks River Cafe 30: Simple Italian recipes from an iconic restaurant and reflects on 30 years at the helm of one of the UK’s most iconic restaurants.
    • Ian Theasby and Henry Firth launch BOSH! their new collection of over 100 incredibly easy and outrageously tasty all-plants meals.
    • One of the UK’s greatest food writers Rowley Leigh launches A Long and Messy Business. “This book is a selection of our work over five years. It is arranged by month because I think that provides a more compelling narrative. Some dishes are starters, some ‘mains’, and some puddings but as often or not they are just something to eat when you are hungry.”
    • The future of food production forms a central strand of programming – UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove debates the future; former Welsh Environment minister Jane Davidson delivers the festival’s inaugural INSPIRE Lecture; CEO of Compassion in World Farming Philip Lymbery talks Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were; journalist Maryn McKenna presents Plucked! The Truth About Chicken; and climate expert Mark Lynas talks Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs.
    • Rooted Forrest School offer foraging and outdoor cooking workshops for young people in the Hay Festival Wild Garden.
    • Plus, the on-site food court showcases the very best locally produces cuisine: from Welsh Venison, to Shepherd’s Sheeps Milk Ice Cream.


    Harewood House

    Great British Food Festival Harewood House

    26th-28th May, Harewood House

    Harewood House is an 18th century, Grade I listed building, with a 1,000 acre landscape, designed by Capability Brown. Part of the estate has been developed as the village in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.
    The Great British Food Festival at Harewood will be situated on the lawn right in front of the house. Your ticket to the event also includes free on-site parking and FREE access to the gardens and grounds, below stairs area of the house and bird garden, home to over 30 birds from around the world.

    Image: Times of Tunbridge Wells

    Tonbridge Food and Drink Festival

    26th May, Tonbridge Castle

    Taking place on the banks of the picturesque River Medway, this great event will provide an opportunity to try, taste and buy from more than 70 stallholders selling a delicious range of local and world food and drink. There will be delicious cheeses, breads, cakes, sweet treats such as fudge and marshmallow; locally roasted coffee and specialist teas as well as other food related stalls.


    Sheffield Food Festival

    Sheffield Food Festival

    26-28th May

    Sheffield Food Festival is a celebration of the city’s vibrant food scene, showcasing our great local produce, talented chefs, mouthwatering street food and outstanding brewers and distillers. The city’s largest free to attend event takes place for its eighth year from 26th – 28th May 2018 in the city centre, spreading across the Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens, Millennium Square, Town Hall Square and Fargate, attracting over 40,000 visitors across the weekend.

    British Cured Meats Festival

    British Cured Meat Festival

    27th May, Borough Market London

    The festival is the very first of its kind and will feature demos, street food, craft beer, and stalls from British meat and cheese suppliers to a backdrop of live music and DJs. A whole host of British cured meat producers will be offering tastings as well as wine and beer pairings including Moons Green, Trealy Farm, Cobble Lane Cured, Great Glen Charcuterie and Blackhand plus some new faces in the recently launched Tempus by Dhruv Baker and Tom Whitaker.