London Food Festivals

London Food Festivals: plan foodie festivals into your diary. Dates and venues do change sometimes, so check fest websites before setting off.

This month in brief: The Big One is the Cake & Bake Show at ExCel, (nearest stop The Custom House on Docklands railway). Have a good one!

See also Duckpond for smaller markets in Black Park, Pinner, Richmond & Ruislip; realfoodfestival for King’s Cross and Charing Cross weekday markets; Chocolate Ecstasy for chocolate and icecream tours; Street Concepts for more night markets; and UrbanFoodFest and Kerb for streetfood events & markets

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Food Fairs in England 2016

Plan Food Fairs in England 2016 into your diary. Dates and venues do change sometimes, so check for updates. Have a good one!

This month in brief: In the season of harvests and harvest festivals, many many events are on for foodies! Notables include the original Food Fest in Ludlow; a seafood fest in Clovelly; Mark Hix’s Food Rocks fest; pears in Faversham, Fishstock in Brixham (Devon), a wine festival in Oxford and the usual sprinkling of chilli fiestas across the country. Have a good one!

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Weekend Food Festivals

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Weekend Food Festivals!

ENGLAND
Weekend Food Festivals
This weekend sees a Cherry Fair in Faversham,  the Scythe & Cider Festival in Ardingly (Sussex), and food festivals in Knutsford, Leigh and Church Knowle (both in Dorset), Oundle and Braintree. Plus chilli celebrations in Swindon and Penrith.

WALES
This weekend’s big event is the Merthyr Tydfil Food Festival (today only).

SCOTLAND – sorry, nothing on until next weekend.

N.IRELAND
Lots of food & craft producers at the Castlewellan Agricultural Show (today only).

LONDON
We have a duckpond market in Ruislip.

Have a good one,

The Taster

See COOK for seasonal cooking ideas, or CALENDAR for more foodie events this month.

Food Festivals Weekend 10 July 2015

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Food Festivals Weekend
10 July 2015

England – this food festivals weekend includes festivals in Wetherby, Brampton Bryan (Herefordshire), Oswestry, Petersfield, and Shugborough; chilli-themed events in Christchurch (Dorset), Shoreham and Rolleston; Grillstock in Bristol; a seafood festival in Weymouth; and a Saturday Beer Fest, and Sunday Feast, in Great Shelford (Cambs); plus a picnic in Preston, on the sea front, on Sunday (no website).

Wales – It’s the big one: International Food & Drink Fest at Cardiff Bay, starting today

Northern IrelandColeraine holds its speciality market at the Town Hall.

Scotland – We have ‘Meet the Makers’ Craft & Food Fest in Inverness.

London – oddly, we can’t find any festivals this weekend for you. Sorry about that :( — but we can tell you that the Kerb streetfood wizards are on today at King’s Cross and West India Quay; see their homepage to find out exactly where they’re heading each day; there are also duckpond markets on Saturday and Sunday in Pinner and Richmond, respectively.

Nationally – A big barbecuing weekend!
See BBQ for Cancer Research UK

3 July 2015 Food Festivals This Weekend

Food Festivals This Weekend

The Taster Magazine Weekly Update: Food Festivals This Weekend

A foodie July features a cancer research BBQ weekend (11-12th), Battle of Britain anniversary (12th – scroll down), National Cherry Day (16th) and the start of National Fishing Month (26th onwards)

Today & all weekend sees the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery  and, in London, the Foodies Festival in Alexandra Palace and the Love Natural Love Organic show in Olympia. In Scotland, The Scottish Game Fair is on in Perth and, today and tomorrow only, the Food Festival in Stornoway (Western Isles).

Saturday features the Food Fair in Limavady, NI; A Taste of Hampshire in Sparsholt and the Vegan Festival in Newcastle.

Sunday offers the Bic Picnic in the Park in Droitwich and Seafood Festival in Cardigan Bay.

All weekend
The Cotswold Show & Food Fest takes place in Cirencester; Seaton Sluice sees the North East Chilli Fest; and Scotland sees a Seafood Fest on in Loch Fyne.

Looking ahead . . .
Battle of Britain ChocolateJust a thought but, if you like chocolate (or know someone military who does), Wickedly Welsh has launched two luxury chocolate bars (in association with the RAF Association) to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on 12 July. The bars come in ‘Tea and Biscuits’ and ‘Rhubarb Crumble & Custard’ flavours; or for a more special gift there is a RAF gift hamper (£35.99). Find the specific “Chocs Away” range HERE. To learn more, visit RAF Association

Hope there’s something in there for you; have a good one!

The Taster

Click on COOK for seasonal cooking ideas, or on our CALENDAR for further foodie events this month.

26 June 2015 Food Festivals This Weekend

Food Festivals This Weekend

The Taster Magazine Weekly Update: Food Festivals This Weekend

Today & all weekend sees the Malt & Music Fest on the Isle of Arran and the Bristol Foodies Fest (startingtoday)

Saturday features the Fish Fest at Milford Haven and Summer Food Fest at Hay-on-Wye

Sunday offers the Jewish Food Festival in Golders Green, World Egg Throwing Championship in Thorpe Latimer (Lincs) and further food festivals in Burnham and Northallerton

All weekend
In Northern Ireland is the Irish Game Fair in Shanes Castle, Randalstown and a Sea Festival (with food fayre) in Bangor. Across the water are a couple of chilli-themed events — Cheese & Chilli in Basingstoke and Wild Food & Chilli in Maldon, Essex. Plus more food festivals in Morden (London), Colchester and Shrewsbury, plus another at Shobdon Airfield (near Leominster) with aerial display

Hope there’s something in there for you; have a good one!

The Taster

Click on COOK for seasonal cooking ideas, or on our CALENDAR for further foodie events this month.

Food Festivals This Weekend 28.2.15

Food festivals this weekend in brief

* On Saturday, MAIDEN NEWTON and on Sunday, WINSLEY (near Bath) have Potato Days

* PENRITH is enjoying a Marmalade Festival all weekend

* And OLYMPIA (London) sees a big new BBC ‘Good Food Eat Well’ Show

See our website Events Calendar for full details of what, where, when, plus links to festival websites & twitter feeds

Have a good one!

Food Festivals This Weekend 21.2.15

Food festivals this weekend in brief

Not a huge amount of stuff on in the regions this weekend, but we have found a couple of things in London and a Potato Day in Somerset. Plus Fairtrade Fortnight and the end of Chip Week. Have a good one also if you’re attending the Gin Festival! All details below:

* In LONDON, today and Sunday see a Craft Beer festival at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane — tweet here. Today is also the second day of the London Plant and Potato Fair in Westminster. Plus, there is a Gin Fest around St Pancras, but tickets have now sold out. Damn – just the thought makes us crave a Martini!

* CASTLE CARY (Somerset) Potato Day on Sunday at Caryford Community Hall, Maggs Lane, Ansford. 11am-2pm. “The original and best potato day” for aspiring and keen grow-your-own fans, by Pennard Plants

* Nationwide This weekend is the last weekend of CHIP WEEK

Fairtrade Fortnight logo* Nationwide Fairtrade Fortnight starts on Monday, continues till 8 March. See the website to find out how to help make a difference.

See our website Events Calendar for full details of what, where, when, plus links to festival websites & twitter feeds

New Food Calendar 2015 — February

Thank goodness for that. Goodbye, January

The Taster has continued collating his Calendar of Events for 2015. Here’s the summary for FEBUARY.

Valentines DayAfter the dark dreariness of January, The Taster has espied the green shoots of culinary activity in 2015.  We expect to see chocolates, special dinners and other treats on Valentine’s Day on the 14th, quickly followed by pancakes on Shrove Tuesday (the 17th).

Not so very much on in Northern Ireland although there is the Causeway market on St Valentine’s Day (probably get some nice romantic gifts there) and a food conference at St George’s Market in Belfast on the 17th (click on the link to book a place).

In Scotland, two events of note: the Kingussie Food on Film festival (5th-8th) and a taste of Loch Fyne up near Cairndow on the 13th.

In London, there’ll be a lot of borscht soup and other Russian delicacies during the week of Maslenitsa (8th-15th), and a huge new BBC food show on at Olympia from the 27th.

For all homegrowers and allotment-lovers, England sees a lot of Potato Days and Seed Fairs. Arguably the largest cake event, Cake International, takes place in Manchester, while Penrith enjoys its annual Marmalade Festival. Lots more events, see the calendar for full details.

In Wales, we have found the day of the soup in Cardiff on the 3rd and 10th; plus the international culinary championships in Rhos-on-Sea.

More generally, among other things, 1 February is British Yorkshire Pudding Day;  another Breakfast Week takes place from the 2nd to the 8th, raising funds for bereaved children; and FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT begins on the 23rd.

Bye for now. From The Taster to all our readers,

HAPPY FEBRUARY!

Food Festivals this weekend 31.1.15

* This weekend sees a large Potato Day in Whitchurch (Hants)

* Today (Saturday), Urchfont also has a Potato Day; and this morning is the very last opportunity to see off Breakfast Week with a bang(ers)

NB this evening’s Brixton Night Market has been cancelled, but will be on again on 27-28 February

* Tomorrow (Sunday) is Yorkshire Pudding Day! Plus Seedy Sunday in Brighton and The DuckPond Market in Highgate

Plus, we should just mention The COTSWOLDS Bite 2015 is on all next week. It’s not a one- or two-day festival as such, but a succession of “breakfasts, brunches, lunches, teas and dinners; pop-up restaurants; cocktails and fine wines; talks and tastings; meet the chef and book signings; food fairs and farmers markets” etc. Book places here

See our Events Calendar for full details of what, where, when, plus links to festival websites & twitter feeds, not just for this weekend but for events next week too.

Wherever your wellingtons may take you – have a good one!