As always, we’ve been investigating some of the best food festivals to visit in the UK this year, to save you time, hassle and potentially arguments when deciding where to go. The festivals span the length of our fair nation, so hopefully there is a festival near you to get involved in.
There are links to all the festival websites mentioned below, simply click on the festival name to find the website.
Bristol Harbourside – 11, 12 & 13 July
Tatton Park Cheshire – 18 - 20 July
Edinburgh Inverleith Park – 8, 9 & 10 August
FEAST at Battersea Park – 15, 15 & 17 August
Oxford South Parks – 23, 24 & 25 August
The Foodies Festival is a national event, taking place across the country on the remaining dates above. It’s a ticketed event and features pop up restaurants, markets and master-classes from professional chefs. There are even VIP areas and a Vintage Tea Tent! Live entertainment is also on the agenda, with acts to be announced shortly.
A family friendly affair, the Rock Oyster Festival is on every year in the town of Wadebridge. This year’s events include an open air Farmer’s Market, along with music from ‘Kitten & the Hip’ and ‘The Destroyers’. Camping is available onsite but you can also just pop along for the day. With so much to do all weekend, it’s definitely a good idea to plan your time wisely!
Dubbed as the ‘World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival’, the Taste of London event takes place in Regents Park and promises to be a taste explosion of foods from across the world. It features ‘Taste of Korea’, a sushi and sake masterclass and professional chefs galore. If you’re in the capital that weekend, it’s well worth dropping in. You’ll need to get you tickets as soon as possible though.
One of the bigger and more mainstream food festivals of the season is Jamie Oliver and Alex James’ ‘feastival’, which includes musical performances from acts such as Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula and Kelis. The event boasts big chefs and markets aplenty which is sure to inspire you to create some delicacies when you get home. There is opportunity to camp and tickets are still available.
West Wales is known for its beautiful coastlines and countryside and what more of a perfect setting could you ask for a food festival to be in. The festival takes place at Milford Haven Docks and is host to a variety of delicious fish related activities! There are arts and crafts for the children and music and quizzes to keep the adults entertained.