Event Category: Food Festivals

The last couple of decades has seen an explosion in the number of food festivals both in the UK and around the world.

World Foodie Festivals

Around the world, foodies are celebrating the plenitude that nature has on offer, from Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand to the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, and Japan’s Sapporo Summer Festival to the Gentse Feesten in Belgium. Part of the rising popularity is in vegan food, but be careful about your choice or you could end up with more than you bargained for, such as at the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.

Foodie Festivals in UK

Perhaps, nowhere has embraced the concept of festivals of food more than the UK, the nation of foodies; especially if they turn out to be food and drink festivals. One of the oldest and most established is the Ludlow Food Festival, but foodie festivals are appearing all over the places from Abergavenny Food Festival in Wales to Devon’s Food Rocks and Yorkshire’s Malton Food Festival.

Niche Foodie Festivals

Indeed, so popular is the celebration of the culinary art in the UK that there are numerous festivals paying homage to just one type of food. From the Lincoln Sausage Festival to the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival and the Alresford Watercress Festival, Brits have taken the concept so much to heart that they even have an Pancake Race in Olney.

Food Festivals in London

The capital is no exception to this rule. While bucking the vegan trend, carnivores can head to Meatopia London, or if you like your cuisine with a Caribbean twist then the Notting Hill Carnival is for you. In addition to being the biggest party in the capital, there is a wonderful array of West Indian cuisine.

Indian Food Festivals

Finally, if you want to attend culinary cultural festivals, then India is the place to be. From Onam Festival to Holi Festival, and Diwali Festival to Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, there are so many festivals in India, all of which have a healthy helping of nosh thrown in.

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June 2022

Malton Food Festival 2022, Yorkshire, UK

June 3 - June 5
Malton YorkshireYO17United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Malton Food Festival

One of Yorkshire's premier local food festivals will occur in the town of Malton from 3 to 5 June, 2022. The Malton Food Festival 2022 (or Malton Food Lovers Festival…

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Gilroy Garlic Festival 2022, California

June 24 - July 13
Gilroy Hill Park, 7959 Miller Avenue
Gilroy,CA95020United States
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Garlic lovers get your diaries out now and book in 23 July to 1 August for the Gilroy Garlic Festival. This weekend is full of fun and great garlicky food, such as garlic chips and garlic...

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July 2022

Lymington Seafood Festival 2022, New Forest

July 15 - July 17
Bath Road Park Lymington,HampshireUnited Kingdom
Lymington Seafood Festival

One of the foody highlights of the South Coast, the Lymington Seafood Festival occurs each summer. The Lymington Seafood Festival must be one of the most picturesque food festivals around…

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Rock Oyster Festival 2022 Cornwall

July 29 - July 31
Dinham House Rock,CornwallUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£129
Mischief the mermaid at Rock Oyster Festival.

This July, Dinham House will host the Rock Oyster Festival Cornwall. Overlooking the beautiful Camel Estuary near Padstow, this year the leading UK food and music festival has teamed up…

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August 2022

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2022

August 20 - August 21
Fighting Cocks, Bathingbourne Lane
Newchurch,Isle of WightPO36OLUUnited Kingdom
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£12.50 – £20
Festivals in UK Isle of Wight Garlic Festival (2)

Newchurch, in the centre of the picturesque Isle of Wight, nestling amidst sloping hills, is the perfect location for a festival. It is here that every year in August the…

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Notting Hill Carnival, London 2022, UK

August 27 - August 29
Westbourne Grove, Westbourne Grove
London,W10United Kingdom
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Notting Hill Carnival

Traditionally the iconic Notting Hill Carnival is held over the August bank holiday weekend. Starting with the Panorama event on the Saturday, Sunday is family day, and the main parade…

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Brussels Beer Festival: BXL Beer Fest 2022

August 27 - August 28
Tour et Taxis, Havenlaan 86c
Brussels,1000Belgium
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€5
Zythos Bierfestival 2022 Leuven Belgium

At the Brussels beer festival “BXL Beer Fest”, over 60 independent brewers show off their artisanal beers. With strictly no room for industrial products at the two-day festival in August,…

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September 2022

Meatopia Festival 2022, London

September 2 - September 4
Tobacco Dock, Junction of Wapping Lane and Pennington Street,
London,E1United Kingdom
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£21.20 – £89.04
Meatopia

Meat lovers should head to London’s Tobacco Dock from 30 August to 1 September for Meatopia, the celebration of sustainable, quality meat, alternatively take the trip...

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Taste East Devon Food and Drink Festival 2022

September 3 - September 18
East Devon DevonUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Taste East Devon

This September will see East Devon become a foodie’s delight as the field to fork Taste East Devon Food and Drink Festival takes over the countryside. The festival will feature…

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Onam Festival 2022, Kerala, India

September 8 - September 19
Kerala KeralaIndia
Free
Onam Festival Kerala, India

During the days of the Onam Festival, the biggest and most spectacular festival of Kerala, the entire Indian state goes on a spree of celebrations, music and dance performances...

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Ludlow Food Festival 2022 Shropshire, UK

September 9 - September 11
Ludlow Castle, Castle Square
Ludlow,ShropshireSY8 1AYUnited Kingdom
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£12
The 2017 Ludlow Food Festival seen from the great tower.

Now a veteran of the UK food festival circuit, the first Ludlow Food Festival was held in 1995 when members of the local Chamber of Trade and Commerce decided a…

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Camp Good Life Festival, Wales 2022

September 16 - September 18
Hawarden Estate FlintshireCH5 3FBUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£49 – £230
CAMP GOOD LIFE

Camp Good Life is a small music, food and word festival held on The Hawarden Estate, home to former Prime Minster, William Gladstone in North Wales for more than 30…

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Abergavenny Food Festival 2022, Wales

September 17 - September 18
Abergavenny Abergavenny,NP7 5DGUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Abergavenny Food Festival

This September will see the Abergavenny Food Festival with more than 150 exhibitors and producers lined up to attend, in addition to chef demonstrations and food talks. Created in 1999…

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Oktoberfest Munich 2022, Germany

September 17 - October 3
Theresienwiese, Bavariaring
Munich,Bavaria80336Germany
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Free
Oktoberfest Munich, Germany

Dust off your lederhosen or dirndl for the world’s largest and most famous beer festival, the Oktoberfest in Munich. The iconic Volksfest will feature live music, funfairs, parades, traditional German…

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