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 Festivals London
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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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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!

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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.

UK Food Festivals This Weekend

UK Food Festivals This Weekend
The Taster Magazine Daily Update

Food Festivals This Weekend UK
Shrewsbury Food Festival last summer

Bank Holiday Weekend = Festival Time! Coupled with the start of Scotland’s official Whisky Month, Spring has, we think, finally sprung!

Two longer festivals are on today: the Spring Festival down in Alde Valley (Suffolk) which runs until the 17th; and Bristol Food Connections which lasts till the 9th.

On today till Monday are the East London Coffee Festival and the Spring Speyside Whisky Festival in Dufftown, Keith (both continuing from yesterday); while the Gateshead Beer Festival runs till Sunday.

Saturday features Munchies In The Meadow in Cobham and a Food Festival in Tideswell (Derbyshire)

On all bank holiday weekend (Sat/Sun/Mon) are:
Brighton Hove Foodies Festival
Leyburn (N.Yorks) Dales Festival of Food & Drink
Mapledurham Food & Craft Festival
Bristol Harbourside (part of Food Connections, as above) Love Food Festival
Chesterfield Great British Food Festival
Melton Mowbray Artisan Cheese Fair
Monmouth Made In Monmouthshire Food & Arts Festival (Sat/Sun only)

Sunday only sees the Cattistock Dorset Knob Throwing & From Valley Food Fayre

Monday offers the Blandford Forum Food Festival, while the Duckpond crowd put on the Artisan Food, Craft & Vintage Fair in Highgate, London.

Finally, today is also the first day of National Asparagus Month. NB the Asparafest Music & Food Festival is on 30-31 May, near Evesham.

That’s your lot – have a good one!

UK Food Festivals This Weekend

UK Food Festivals This Weekend The Taster Magazine Daily Update

Food Festivals This Weekend UK
Shrewsbury Food Festival last summer

The drizzle has set in so the weekend must be near . . . fingers crossed for better weather soon! Below are all the food festivals and events we could find for this weekend. Quite a few ale events, we note (excellent). Click on red titles for the official festival websites.

Today sees the start of Exeter Festival of SouthWest Food & Drink around the castle and Northernhay Gardens: continues all weekend, as does the Real Ale Fest in Paisley and the Food & Music Festival in Porthleven.

Saturday brings a feast for St George to London’s Trafalgar Square, an Ale and Cider Fair to Merthyr Tydfil and a real ale trail to Flintshire.

Finally, Norwich is hosting the East Anglia Game & Country Fair all weekend.

Looking ahead to next week, Thursday is the start of the Coffee Festival in London’s Brick Lane (continues till Sunday, 3 May).

That’s your lot – have a good one!

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

Food Festivals This Weekend 14.2.15

We’ve scoured the internet for food festivals this weekend, and things are still warming up (ie there’s not a vast amount on), but we have unearthed the following:

Potato Days in Codford, near Warminster today; and also in Dulverton tomorrow (Sunday)

* The Maslenitsa — “London’s biggest cultural celebration” — in Trafalgar Square tomorrow, see Twitterfeed for more

* The Causeway Speciality Market at Coleraine Town Hall (9am-4pm) tomorrow

Pic by Bonne Maman

Pic by Bonne Maman

Plus, across the UK, it is of course Valentine’s Day today: so we hope you’re enjoying a ‘hearty’ breakfast in bed (har har). Just make everything heart-shaped (even if it’s just toast) and add some roses, and you can’t go wrong:

 

 

Winstons Wish

* It’s also the Final Breakfast Weekend of The Great British Brekkie; join in & support Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children (see their twitterfeed)

 

 

NB Chips are the big thing next week — it’s Chip Week — designed for lovers of all chips, whether straight, chunky, crinkly or wedges (the chips, not the fans); and Tuesday is Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday)

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

It’s rather dull and murky here. May the sun emerge and glimmer on all food stalls today. xx

Food Festivals this weekend 28.11.14

Food festivals this weekend in brief

Festivals are ramping up as we slide towards Christmas . . . hold on tight!

* This weekend sees festivals at Lincoln Showground, Edinburgh‘s Hopetoun House, Birmingham (BBC Good Food Show) and Belfast (ongoing Christmas Market)

* London has a glut of weekend-long events, including Gerrards Cross, Southbank, Hyde Park, Brick Lane and Chelsea, plus a gin festival on Saturday in Bermondsey and the Urban Streetfood market on Saturday night in Shoreditch

* Saturday only: festivals in Ashby de la Zouche, Bristol, Aberystwyth and Hay-on-Wye

*Glasgow holds a feast for St Andrew on Sunday

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

It’s mildly over-cloudy here. If you’re off to a fest, may the sunbeams of joy constantly illuminate your artisan coffee with special syrup. xx