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  1. Foodie Dates for your Diary – June 2019

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    Summer is nearly here and with it the weather is getting warmer! 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 we’ve compiled taking place throughout June.

    Matlock Food & Drink Festival

    8 -9 June, Hall Leys Park, Matlock


    With a wide range of locally sourced food and drink there will be something for everyone and with some great Gin cocktails, Cider and Real Ale why not stay all day and soak up the fabulous atmosphere. Then stroll round the hand picked Artisan Food Stalls with gorgeous cakes, cheese, pastries and much more and take some home for later or even as gifts.

    There will be lots to see and do, live music through the day, the annual Man V Food Challenge and of course the wonderful facilities the park has to offer. As always furry members of the family are welcome and there will be lots of stalls and treats for them too.

    Photo credit & thanks to Peddler

    Peddler Night Market

    Friday 7 June 5-11pm
    Saturday 8 June 2-11pm

    92 Burton Road, Sheffield


    Peddler is back again this month but with all the summer feels this time.

    Fresh seasonal cocktails. Delicious new street food traders. Top-notch craft beers from Arbor Ales. A crackin line-up of musicians and artists PLUS our Botanical Infused Gin Masterclass and Beer & Cheese Pairings.

    Our Cow Molly – Open Farm Day

    9th June 11am-5pm

    Our Cow Molly Dairy Farm, Hilltop Road, Sheffield, S6 6GW


    One for the whole family – Come and enjoy some of Sheffield’s best ice cream while exploring the farm too. Farm Tours, Tractor Rides, Farmer Fancy Dress, Behind the scenes tours, Bar & BBQ, Pie & Mash, Lots of Childrens activities & live music.

    Photo credit & thanks to London Seafood Festival

    London Seafood Festival

    12-16 June, Battersea Power Station, London


    Five days of seafood fun, chef collaborations, masterclasses and a FREE weekend festival on the banks of the River Thames at the fabulous Battersea Power Station. Head down to experience a spice and fish masterclass at Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea, brewery tour, sake tasting with Japanese Seafood Bites and lots more!


    Photo Credit & thanks to Taste of London

    Taste of London

    19-23 June, Regents Park, London

    Tickets from £13


    Known as one of the foodie events of the summer, this exciting festival brings an array of tasty street food, exciting new products and all the foodie shopping you desire! Not to mention copious amounts of food demos and masterclasses to keep you occupied, this festival will not disappoint. Tickets are on sale now!

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    Body & Soul

    21-23 June, Ballinlough Castle, Dublin

    Day tickets from £62


    What better way to spend this years Summer Solstice weekend then at Dublin’s hidden gem, Ballinlough Castle which plays host to the Body & Soul festival, a three day event bringing fun, music & a fabulous foodie line-up featuring the best local innovative gourmet producers and much more.

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    Photo credit & thanks to Le Cordon Bleu Summer Festival

    Le Cordon Bleu Summer Festival

    29 June, Le Cordon Bleu, London


    Le Cordon Bleu London will host its first Summer Festival on Saturday 29th June which will include interactive practical workshops and tastings with Le Cordon Bleu Master Chefs, lecturers and alumni, demonstrations from a host of guest chefs from high-end restaurants, as well as a Slow Food Market featuring a range of producers and a pop up bookshop from leading publishers Phaidon.

    All workshop tickets are priced at £25 and include entry to the festival. General admission costs £5 when booked separately and grants you access to the demonstrations and all day market.

  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.

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    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.

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    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

    Image: Norsworthy Photography

    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.

    Tonbridge Food Festival

    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.

  4. Foodie Dates for your Diary – April 2018

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    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  http://www.surreyfoodfestival.com/tickets/ ).  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.