Every month when I write this particular post, I try to give you, the reader a broad brushstroke of what is available in terms of food festivals up & down the UK and Eire. August is the pinnacle of foodie gatherings, so why is it then a self proclaimed chefs website has only listed 8 for August, when here at chefhermes.com, I’ll list & give details of far more than that. Inf act I’ve actually listed 25.
Earlier last month, Fiona from Gemini PR & Marketing got in touch about Nottingham Food & Drink Fortnight (3rd – 17th August). Marco Pierre White has endorsed the event saying:
For those who enjoy dining out, Nottingham’s Food & Drink Fortnight will open the doors to some of the most exciting and highly-regarding eateries in the UK, and it’s the ideal opportunity to try new surroundings, dishes and flavours.
For the restaurateurs, it is a chance to highlight their quality and creativity, encouraging the all-important repeat business. This is a great initiative that truly celebrates the city’s passion for food and drink.
There are many schemes like the Nottingham one up and down the country where people can dine out for a fraction of the normal cost, this year it’s £10; full details on the ItsInNottingham.com website.
|Food festivals||Date |
|Foodie Show Somerset||2nd||4th||http://www.foodieshowsomerset.co.uk/|
|Nottingham Food & Drink Fortnight||3rd||17th||http://www.itsinnottingham.com/whats-on/food-drink.aspx|
|Great Dorset Chilli Fest||3rd||4th||http://www.greatdorsetchillifestival.co.uk/|
|Taunton Free Vegan Food Fair, Somerset||3rd||http://www.tauntonveg.moonfruit.com/|
|Four Seasons Festival of Food & Drink||3rd||4th||http://www.fourseasonsfestival.co.uk/|
|The Kingston Food Festival 2013||5th||11th|
|Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival||8th||10th||http://www.htcpl.org.uk/foodanddrinkfestival/|
|YUM Festival, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorks.||8th||10th||http://www.yumfestival.co.uk/|
|Foodies Festival, Edinburgh||9th||11th||http://foodiesfestival.com/event/edinburgh-inverleith-park/|
|Carlingford Oyster Festival, Louth, Eire||9th||12th||http://www.discoverireland.ie/Whats-On/carlingford-oyster-festival/62260|
|Clitheroe Food Festival||10th||http://www.clitheroefoodfestival.co.uk/|
|Cardigan's River and Food Festival||10th||http://www.cardigan-food-festival.co.uk/|
|The Great North East Tomato & Chilli Festival 2013||17th||http://www.chillifest.net/|
|Foodies Festival, Battersea Park, LDN||16th||18th||http://www.foodiesfestival.com/|
|The Isle Of Wight Garlic Festival||17th||18th||http://www.garlic-festival.co.uk/|
|Banbury Food Fair, Oxon||18th||http://www.banbury.gov.uk/Banbury-Town-Council/banbury_food_fair-5161.aspx|
|Taste of Donegal, County Donegal, Eire||23rd||25th||http://www.atasteofdonegal.com/|
|Kilkeel Fish Fest 2012, Newry, NI||23rd||26th||http://www.visitkilkeel.com/|
|Bolton Food & Drink Festival||23rd||26th||http://www.boltonfoodanddrinkfestival.com/|
|Frosts Chilli Festival||24th||26th||http://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/Centres/Woburn_Sands/Milton_Keynes_Chilli_Festival|
|Great British Food Festival||24th||26th||http://www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com/|
|Foodies Festival, Oxford||24th||26th||http://www.foodiesfestival.com/|
|Pershore Plum Festival||24th||http://www.pershoreplumfestival.org.uk/|
|Flavour Fortnight, Dumfries and Galloway||31st||15th Sept||http://www.flavourfortnight.co.uk/|
|Norfolk Food & Drink Festival 2013||31st||6th Oct||http://www.norfolkfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk/|