The UK food festivals happening this summer 2022

Food festivals are back on the menu for summer 2022 – hurrah! A visit to a food festival is always a great way to discover small producers and enjoy a full-flavoured, al fresco day out.

Some events required advance booking – so it’s time to look up your local festival and get planning. Check out our 2022 UK food festival diary, organised by region. Look our for the stars ★ which highlight some of our top picks for summer.

Don’t forget to check before you travel, as events may be subject to changes and cancellations.

The UK food festivals happening this summer 2022
Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival. Photograph: Alistair Grant/Bokeh Photographic

Touring festivals

Check the listings per region below to see if these roaming attractions are coming to a town near you.

Pub in the Park, 12 May to 18 Sep
Music by McFly, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Basement Jaxx meets food by local pubs and leading chefs at Tom Kerridge’s roaming festival. Music acts and restaurants vary by venue; visit the website for full details. Tickets from £38,  available from pubintheparkuk.com

Pub in the Park, Marlow. Photograph: Will Bailey

 

Foodies Festival, 30 April to 18 Sep
Music, shopping and talented chefs including Atul Kochhar and former MasterChef winners Shelina Permalloo and Thomas Frake. Day tickets from £21, available from foodiesfestival.com

The Great British Food Festival, 14 May to 25 Sep
Street food, demos and artisan markets at heritage venues. Book ahead for extras like kids cookery classes, foraging walks. Enter the Cake Off contest for free entry. Day tickets from £10.80, available from greatbritishfoodfestival.com


Food festivals in London & South East England

Taste of London, 15-19 June 
Sample dishes from some of the capital’s most exciting restaurants in grassy Regent’s Park, including Circolo Popolare, Hoppers and Dumplings Legend, and enjoy tasting sessions and cookery demos from London’s best chefs. Tickets from £24, available from tasteoflondon.co.uk

Meatopia, Tobacco Dock, London, 2-4 Sep
60+ live-fire chefs from around the world cook top-quality meat over wood and charcoal. Tickets from £26.50, available from meatopia.co.uk


Food festivals in South West England

Seafeast – The Dorset Seafood Festival, Weymouth, 10-11 Sep
Street food, live music and expert info on preparing seafood at Weymouth Peninsula,; funds raised for charity Fisherman’s Mission, supporting families reliant on the sea. Tickets from £10, available from dorsetseafood.co.uk


Food festivals in East England

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, Suffolk, 24-25 Sep
An insider’s favourite showcasing food, drink and ingredients made in Suffolk, plus expert talks and family fun. Tickets £10, available from aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival. Photograph: Alistair Grant/Bokeh Photographic

 


Food festivals in North West England

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