Categories

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.

Loading Events
Find Events

October 2020

Onion Market 2020, Weimar Germany

October 9 - October 11
Weimar Weimar,Germany + Google Map
Onion Market, Weimar, Germany

Dubbed the Teutonic Glastonbury by the Telegraph, the Weimar Onion Market, takes place each October in the architecturally stunning medieval city in Thuringia, Germany...

Find out more »

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2020

October 16 - October 25
Phuket Phuket,PhuketThailand + Google Map
Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Thailand is certainly no stranger to everything that’s quirky and out of the ordinary. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival held in autumn – also known under its more Taoist-inspired...

Find out more »

Eurochocolate Festival 2020, Perugia, Italy

October 16 - October 25
Perugia Perugia,UmbriaItaly + Google Map
Eurochocolate Festival

Chocoholics should head for the wonderful city of Perugia in Umbria, Italy this October. Each year the medieval city hosts the International Chocolate Festival, the Eurochocolate Festival. This year will…

Find out more »

Barbados Food and Rum Festival, Bridgetown

October 29 - November 1
Bridgetown, Barbados Bridgetown,Barbados + Google Map
Barbados Food and Rum Festival

One of the delights of spending time in the Caribbean is the chance to sample some excellent rums. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival provides an excellent opportunity to discover…

Find out more »

April 2021

A Taste of Donegal 2021, Ireland

April 30, 2021 - May 2, 2021
The Pier, Quay Street
Donegal,DonegalIreland
+ Google Map
A Taste of Donegal

Billed as the biggest food festival in North West Ireland, A Taste of Donegal will feature more than 130 food exhibitors from across Ireland and the UK, as well as…

Find out more »

Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings, Sussex

April 30, 2021 - May 3, 2021
Hastings Old Town Hastings,SussexTN34 3ARUnited Kingdom + Google Map
festivals in the uk Jack of the Green Hastings

The Jack in the Green Festival takes place in the Sussex coastal town of Hastings – 1066 and all that – traditionally over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. A…

Find out more »

May 2021

Whitby Fish and Ships Festival, 2021

May 15, 2021 - May 16, 2021
Whitby Whitby,United Kingdom + Google Map
Whitby Fish and Ships Festival

The North Yorkshire town of Whitby is famed for its fabulous fish and chips, that and a nautical traditional that includes Captain Cook. So, why not combine the two together…

Find out more »

Alresford Watercress Festival 2021, UK

May 23, 2021
New Alresford New Alresford,HampshireUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Alresford Watercress Festival

If you are a fan of cress then Hampshire is the place to head for this May. Held on 23 May, the 2021 Alresford Watercress Festival will see fifteen thousand…

Find out more »

July 2021

Henley Festival 2021, Henley-on-Thames, UK

July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
Henley Bridge Henley-on-Thames,OxfordshireRG9 2LYUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Henley Festival

Rustle out your DJ as the UK’s most glamorous festival, the Henley Festival returns to the banks of the River Thames in July 2021. The exact date is unknown as…

Find out more »

Gilroy Garlic Festival 2021, California

July 23, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Gilroy Hill Park, 7959 Miller Avenue
Gilroy,CA95020United States
+ Google Map

Garlic lovers get your diaries out now and book in July 23 to 25 for the forty-first Gilroy Garlic Festival. This weekend is full of fun and great garlicky food,…

Find out more »

August 2021

Onam Festival 2021, Kerala, India

August 12, 2021 - August 23, 2021
Kerala KeralaIndia
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...

Find out more »

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2021

August 21, 2021 - August 22, 2021
Fighting Cocks, Bathingbourne Lane
Newchurch,Isle of WightPO36OLUUnited Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

Brussels Beer Festival: BXL Beer Fest 2021

August 21, 2021 - August 22, 2021
Tour et Taxis, Havenlaan 86c
Brussels,1000Belgium
+ Google Map
€5 – €15
BXL Beer Fest, Brussels, Belgium

At the Brussels beer festival “BXL Beer Fest”, over 60 independent brewers from a dozen countries show off their artisanal beers. With strictly no room for industrial products at the…

Find out more »

Notting Hill Carnival, London 2021, UK

August 28, 2021 - August 31, 2021
Westbourne Grove, Westbourne Grove
London,W10United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Notting Hill Carnival

The iconic Notting Hill Carnival returns bigger and better this year over the August bank holiday weekend as usual. Starting with the Panorama event on the Saturday, Sunday is family…

Find out more »

Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival

August 29, 2021 - August 30, 2021
Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds, + Google Map
Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival © Rob Holding

Bury St Edmunds’ food festival is returning to the medieval Suffolk market town in August. Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2021 will be held over the August…

Find out more »

September 2021

Meatopia 2021, London

September 3, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Tobacco Dock, Junction of Wapping Lane and Pennington Street,
London,E1United Kingdom
+ Google Map
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...

Find out more »

Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest 2021, UK

September 4, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Waddesdon Manor Aylesbury,BuckinghamshireHP18 0JHUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest

The Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest promises to be the hottest event of the summer. The manor house built for the Baron de Rothschild in the 1870s to entertain guests and…

Find out more »

The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival

September 11, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Settle Settle,YorkshireUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2017 Shepherds Purse tasting

Now into its third year, the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival held in September is a celebration of Yorkshire cheese and its recent revival. This year two artisan cheese producers will…

Find out more »

Abergavenny Food Festival 2021, Wales

September 18, 2021 - September 19, 2021
Abergavenny Abergavenny,NP7 5DGUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Abergavenny Food Festival

This September will see the 22nd edition of the Abergavenny Food Festival. Created in 1999 by a couple of local farmers the Festival has grown from just 3,000 visitors to…

Find out more »

Mothman Festival 2021, West Virginia, USA

September 18, 2021 - September 19, 2021
Point Pleasant, Main Street
Point Pleasant,West VirginiaUnited States
+ Google Map
Mothman Festival, USA

During the third weekend of September, the annual Mothman Festival attracts thousands of revellers to celebrate the Mothman mysteries with two days of music...

Find out more »
+ Export Events