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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August 2022

Brussels Beer Festival: BXL Beer Fest 2022

August 27, 2022 - August 28, 2022
Tour et Taxis, Havenlaan 86c
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BXL Beer Fest

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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Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival

August 28, 2022 - August 29, 2022
Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds, + Google Map
Zack Deakins from 1921 and Pascal Canevet from Maison Bleue on stage at the Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival. (photo: Our Bury St Edmunds)

Bury St Edmunds’ food festival is returning to the medieval Suffolk market town in August. Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2022 will be held over the August…

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Onam Festival 2022, Kerala, India

August 30, 2022 - September 8, 2022
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...

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September 2022

Meatopia Festival 2022, London

September 2, 2022 - September 4, 2022
Tobacco Dock, Junction of Wapping Lane and Pennington Street,
London,E1United Kingdom
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£26.50 – £76.32

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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Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest 2022, UK

September 2, 2022 - September 4, 2022
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…

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Taste East Devon Festival 2022

September 3, 2022 - September 18, 2022
East Devon DevonUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Taste East Devon Festival

This September will see the county of Devon become a foodie’s delight as the field to fork Taste East Devon Festival 2022 takes over the countryside. The festival will feature…

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Ludlow Food Festival 2022 Shropshire, UK

September 9, 2022 - September 11, 2022
Ludlow Castle, Castle Square
Ludlow,ShropshireSY8 1AYUnited Kingdom
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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, 2022 - September 18, 2022
Hawarden Estate FlintshireCH5 3FBUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£49 – £230

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, 2022 - September 18, 2022
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, 2022 - October 3, 2022
Theresienwiese, Bavariaring
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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...

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St Johann Dumpling Festival, Austria

September 23, 2022 - September 25, 2022
St. Johann in Tirol, Speckbacherstraße
St. Johann,Tyrol6380Austria
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St Johann Dumpling Festival

If you do not feel up to the crowds of the Munich Oktoberfest, you could consider another festival just across the border in neighbourng Austria. The 40th St Johann Dumpling…

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2022

September 25, 2022 - October 4, 2022
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...

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October 2022

Onion Market 2022, Weimar Germany

October 7, 2022 - October 9, 2022
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...

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The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2022

October 7, 2022 - October 10, 2022
Settle Settle,YorkshireUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2017 Shepherds Purse tasting

The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival held in October is a celebration of Yorkshire cheese and its recent revival. Events include: a 5.5 mile guided walk through the countryside ...

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Eurochocolate Festival 2022, Perugia, Italy

October 14, 2022 - October 23, 2022
Perugia Perugia,UmbriaItaly + Google Map
€8 – €10
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 ...

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Lincoln Sausage Festival 2022

October 15, 2022
Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Castle
Lincoln,LincolnshireUnited Kingdom
Lincoln Sausage Festival 2022

October is the month that the merry folk of Lincoln tuck into more than 30,000 bangers at the Lincoln Sausage Festival, held in the glorious setting of the medieval Lincoln…

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Marathon du Malton 2022, UK

October 23, 2022
Malton YorkshireYO17United Kingdom + Google Map
Marathon du Malton

Inspired by the Marathon du Medoc, the Marathon du Malton returns to the streets of Yorkshire’s foodie town on 23 October, 2022. “Britain’s Tastiest 10k”, the Marathon du Malton takes…

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November 2022

Brussels Christmas Market 2022

November 25, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Different squares and streets including the Grand Place Brussels,Belgium
Brussels Christmas Market 2018

The Brussels Christmas Market is no doubt one of the best in Europe for food and atmosphere. Winter Wonders – as the market is dubbed – runs over two kilometres…

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December 2022

Wonderfruit Festival 2022, Thailand

December 15, 2022 - December 18, 2022
The Fields, Siam Country Club
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Within just a few years, the Wonderfruit Festival has risen to become one of the most anticipated festivals in Thailand blending music and gastronomy with wellness...

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January 2023

Burns Night, Scotland, UK, 2023

January 25
Dumfries Dumfries,ScotlandUnited Kingdom
Burns Night Burns Supper

Held in January, along with Hogmanay and St Andrew's Day, Burns Night is the leading festival in Scotland. However, Burns Night is more widely celebrated across the country than the…

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