Do you love food? Do you like trying unique flavours and improving your culinary skills? Is sampling flavoursome food your favourite hobby and wish you could be whisked away to a food scene good enough to devour? Well, if you love food just as much as the next guy, then you should know there are fabulous food festivals that you could attend! With our ‘food festivals near me‘ guide, you can find some of the best special events for food around! We’ll keep this updated when the new year comes around, so make sure to keep an eye out
Join in with the celebration of food, sample and purchase delicious delicacies, learn new recipes and observe chef demonstrations of innovative technology that can help make your cooking skills elite.
Food Festival in the Scotland
Taste of Winter, Aberdeenshire
Plan your Christmas day meal with the help of local producers! From adding the fresh taste of salmon to your meal to succulent beef and turkey. Find foods that are unique and spruce things up this Christmas!
Celebrate the finest food and drinks this year!
26th and 27th November 2022
Adult from £4.00
Food Festivals in England
Manchester Vegan Festival
Make it a family event and take the kids to see what they can taste, discover and learn! Will you find real food that is deliciously vegan or even see some guest chefs? Will you find inspiration for your next family meal or even better…Christmas meal? Join the crowds and discover a whole new world of vegan food!
Bowlers Exhibition Centre,
20th November 2022
Adults 16+ £5.00
Child (under 16) free
BBC Good Food Show Winter, Birmingham
You’re treated to hundreds of pop-up stalls featuring exclusive dishes, where you can sample food tastings, attend talks from big-name chefs like Nadiya Hussain and watch cooking demonstrations!
It’s not just about food though, it’s also a drink festival with stalls displaying bottles of wine, whiskey, bourbon, gin…you name it! Whether you’re a seafood lover, an artisan producer or just a lover of delicious food. The BBC Good Food Show is essential to visit! You can even purchase products to take home with you or gift to your loved ones this Christmas!
24th -27th November 2022
Thursday and Friday
Saturday and Sunday
Child (Saturday) £14.00 (Sunday) free
Winter Vegan Festival, Coventry
You won’t just find a food festival here, but also vegan products like clothing, homeware, lifestyle choices and more!
Far Gosford Street,
26th - 27th November
Waitrose Winter Food & Drink Festival, London
From new distilleries to sample the highlights of this year’s Waitrose Christmas food range. Think, mince pies, panettones, cheeses and more… Mmm
You can also learn some food tips from cooking demos, enjoy craft workshops, and enjoy music acts! Boogie on down to chart-topping music, while you sip on some champagne and more.
18th - 20th November 2022
Standard from £25.00
eat & drink Festival Christmas, Olympia
With fresh food, street vendors and more, it’s the perfect day out for foodies!
23rd - 27th November
Wednesday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
9 holes £10.00
18 holes £17.00
Padstow Christmas Festival, Cornwall
You can buy gifts like homemade pies, handmade jewellery, jams, ales and ciders. Enjoy Cornwall’s favourite brews and beer selections, as well as exciting dishes. You can even observe cooking classes and attend award-winning chef demonstrations!
Padstow Christmas Festival,
1st - 4th December 2022
Food Festival in Wales
A Taste of West Wales Winter Festival, Carmarthenshire
Wander through delightful food stalls, street vendors, and a selection of brewers. From aged wine, and craft beers to spirits and more. You’ll find unique and tasty food, and craft stalls with a passion for homemade gifts!
19th - 20th November 2022
10:00 - 16:00
So, if you’re looking for all things yummy and new – hopefully you’ve found a winter ‘food festival near me’ to visit this year! And if not, there’s plenty more next year that we’ll keep you updated with!
If you’re a food lover, then you’ll love this. Try out some gluten-free restaurants, visit some delicate patisseries, treat yourself to a Friday fish and chip night or take your pups along with you for a pint, with some dog-friendly pubs! We have everything you could ever need to search for when it comes to food, so check out our food and restaurants page!