Weekend Food Festivals

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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.

Blog 19 June 2015 – Food Festivals This Weekend

Food Festivals This Weekend

The Taster Magazine Weekly Update: Food Festivals This Weekend

Food Festivals This WeekendHello! It’s time to round off National Picnic Week: we have two excellent Picnic Cookbooks, each worth £18.99, to give away in our new readers’ survey. Have a go cos you never know.

In the meantime, in London, there’s only one place to go — the giant Taste of London festival, continuing today and all weekend in Regents Park.

If you’re in Northern Ireland, rush to the Titanic exhibition today and try the special two-hour tasting tour (there won’t be another chance to do this until August); alternatively, Enniskillen offers the Festival Lough Erne.

Scotland has two festivals in Edinburgh this weekend: the continuing Royal Highland Show (on today and all weekend) and the Cake Festival (Sunday only) featuring a giant map of Edinburgh made of cake.

In Wales from today, the Lion Inn in Trellech, Monmouthshire, offers music, beer and camping all weekend.

In England Bournemouth F&D Fest kicks off today. It’s the final weekend of the Asparagus Festival in the Vale of Evesham, and festivals are on all weekend in Ellesmere, Harrogate, Evershot (Sunday only) and Droitwich; plus what sounds like an amazing Scandinavian Midsummer Feast in East Harptree, Somerset

NB Remember Father’s Day on Sunday. 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.

Blog 13 June 2015 – Food Festivals This Weekend

Food Festivals This Weekend

The Taster Magazine (Nearly) Weekly Update: Food Festivals This Weekend

Food Festivals This WeekendFESTIVAL season is in full swing and we hope the weather near you is better than the drab and dreary day we have here in South Wales. Never mind, firm that resolve, jut that jaw and get out and enjoy the British Summer, we say.

So: It’s the start of National Picnic Week, so ho for the traditional equipment of umbrellas, sou’westers and flasks of steaming hot coffee and maybe a cheeky hip flask.

In London, we have Soho’s Food Feast today and tomorrow.

Northern Ireland enjoys a sudden influx of events: Comber Potato Festival (see page 28 of PDF), Coleraine Market, Dungannon Good Food Market, a Beer Festival in Creggan and Open Farm Weekend across the region.

Scotland has its Science Festival, which includes various events of foodie noteworthiness; and weekend-long festivals in Loch Fyne, Edinburgh (the juniper festival – a celebration of gin!) and Crail. Tomorrow, Glasgow enjoys the Mela Festival, in what looks to be a rather marvellous multicultural celebration of foods from around the world.

In Wales today, Merthyr Tydfil and Newcastle Emlyn offer a Chilli Fiesta and a Food Festival, respectively.

And finally, England today offers the Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival in Leeds and the last day of the Bridport Food & Beer Fest; Congleton F&D Fest (tomorrow only); and over the whole weekend, the continuing Middle Earth Beer Fest in Lancashire, the BBC show in Birmingham, and further food festivals in Crediton (Devon) and Whitley Bay.

Have a good one!

The Taster

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