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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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September 2019

Food Rocks 2019, Lyme Regis, Dorset

September 6, 2019 - September 7, 2019
Dorset Rocks, Marine Parade and Cart Road
Lyme Regis,DorsetDT7 3JFUnited Kingdom
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Lyme Regis

The Dorset town of Lyme Regis, immortalised in John Fowles’ novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, will once more be the setting for the seventh Food Rocks this September....

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October 2019

Onion Market 2019, Weimar Germany

October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019
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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Lincoln Sausage Festival 2019

October 12, 2019
Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Castle
Lincoln,LincolnshireUnited Kingdom
£1
Lincoln Sausage Festival

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 Castle…

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Barbados Food and Rum Festival, Bridgetown, 2019

October 24, 2019 - October 27, 2019
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…

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November 2019

Tallinn Restaurant Week 2019, Estonia

November 1, 2019 - November 7, 2019
All over Tallinn Estonia
€10 – €30
Tallinn Restaurant Week

Estonia’s capital becomes a foodie heaven in November during the twice-annual Tallinn Restaurant Week when you can celebrate gourmet food and dine at some of the city’s...

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The Grub Fest 2019, New Delhi, India

November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium, Gate 2, Pragati Vihar
New Delhi, Delhi,110003India
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₹399
The Grub Fest, India

Hailed as India’s premier food festival, The Grub Fest is the country’s biggest food and entertainment event bringing together foodies, ethnic neighbourhood restaurants...

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Brussels Christmas Market 2019-2020

November 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020
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 2019

Padstow Christmas Market & Festival 2019

December 5, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Padstow Padstow,CornwallUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Padstow Christmas Market & Festival

Foodies should head to the Cornish coastal town of Padstow this December for the 12th Padstow Christmas Market & Festival. Master chefs Rick Stein (they don't call is Pad-stein for…

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Wonderfruit Festival 2019, Thailand

December 12, 2019 - December 16, 2019
The Fields, Siam Country Club
Pattaya,ChonburyThailand
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Wonderfruit Festival Thailand

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 2020

Broadway Week 2020, New York, USA

January 21 - February 9
Broadway New York,NYUnited States + Google Map
Broadway Week

One of the Big Apple’s most popular events, Broadway Week, takes place in late January to early February coinciding with a plethora of other offers, making New York much more…

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Tsagaan Sar 2020 in Mongolia

January 25 - January 27
Various
Tsagaan Sar, Mongolia

Tsagaan Sar or Mongolia’s lunar new year is the most important festival for ethnic Mongols and the people of the Arctic where age-old rituals combine with eating local delicacies such…

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Chinese New Year 2020, Global

January 25 - January 30
Various
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is undoubtedly China’s pre-eminent and most intense festive period characterised by sumptuous family meals, the colour red, paper lanterns and lots...

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Burns Night, Scotland, UK, 2020

January 25
Dumfries Dumfries,ScotlandUnited Kingdom
Burns Night Burns Supper

Held in January, long 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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Gran Festa de la Calçotada, Valls 2020

January 26
Valls
Free
calçots in the Gran festa de la Calçotada

Catalonia is a region renowned for its gastronomy, each January the Gran festa de la Calçotada sees the streets and squares of the town of Valls filled with calçots (a type of…

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February 2020

Olney Pancake Race, Buckinghamshire, UK, 2019

February 25
Olney Olney,BuckinghamshireUnited Kingdom

While people around the UK are celebrating the approach of Lent by tossing pancakes in the warmth of their own kitchen, the gentlefolk of one Buckinghamshire town take to the…

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March 2020

Holi Festival 2020 India and Worldwide

March 9 - March 10
Multiple Venues
Holi Festival

Holi festival India 2020 is a riotous two-day Hindu celebration where crowds douse each other with colour and water – and is probably India’s most vibrant and fun festival.  Holi…

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April 2020

Fiesta de la Vendimia Chile 2020

April 1 - April 30
Various
fiesta de la vendimia chile

The vendimia is a generic word for harvests, though it usually refers to Chile’s wine harvest. Arguably, the centre of the fiesta de la vendimia Chile is the Maipo Valley,…

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Cheung Chau Bun Festival, 2020

April 27 - May 1
Pak Tai temple, Pak She StreetCheung ChauHong Kong + Google Map
Cheung Chau Bun Hong Kong

If you love eating Chinese buns, then the Cheung Chau Bun Festival could be right up your alley. Held annually on the island of Cheng Chau in Hong Kong, the…

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May 2020

Malton Food Festival 2020, Yorkshire, UK

May 23 - May 25
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 May 23 to 25, 2020. Celebrating its twelfth anniversary the Malton Food Festival 2020 (or…

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June 2020

Kutztown Folk Festival 2020, Pennsylvania, USA

June 27 - July 5
Kutztown Fairgrounds, 450 Wentz St.
Kutztown,PA19530United States
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$5 – $14
Hex sign, Pennsylvania, USA

Billed as America’s oldest folklife festival and hailed as one of the country’s top celebrations, the Kutztown Folk Festival is a veritable journey back into time with plain, good old-fashioned…

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