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 Festival details on twitter 27.9.14

Just put out a few tweets about the food festivals on this weekend:

* Thame, Bridgend and Larne (N.I.) are on today only
* Aldeburgh, Bognor Regis, Cardiff, Cockermouth, Dartington, Leeds, Narbeth, Truro and Weston-super-Mare are holding events all weekend
* Dungannon is having an Apple Day tomorrow
* Dufftown continues to enjoy a Whisky special

Full details are on the Events Calendar section of our website (with a few more details than we get out in tweets alone)

The Taster himself is still dithering over whether to trot down to Cardiff Country Fair, or – alternatively – to get on with some serious test-cooking in the kitchen. Which will it be . . . they’re both excellent ways to spend an afternoon . . . the agony of choice

Have a great weekend, everyone. If you’re off to a fest, may your wellies never get stuck in the mud and the rainclouds stay away. xx