As the name would suggest, a drink festival is a celebration of drink. While this often means alcoholic drinks, there is sometimes exceptions to the rule such as the London Coffee Festival. In a similar way to food festivals, and indeed other types of festivals, drinks festivals are often held in large parks, town squares, halls or exhibition centres. The aim is for people to come together and enjoy a variety of different drinks together.
What Can You Expect?
There are many activities at drinks festivals with drinks being the focus of all the attention. This might include some kind of tasting workshop, where you can try your hand at tasting various types of a particular drink and trying to describe the smell and flavour etc. If it is a drinks festival with a specific theme like the London Gin Festival, there may be other drinks options but you should expect to see a lot of gin on offer. In other words, don't attend a gin festival if you don't like gin.
In a similar way to food festivals with their cookery demos, drinks festivals often have drinks-orientated demonstrations. These can be anything from mixology displays where cocktail experts show their skills offering valuable tips for home recipes and techniques, to cookery demonstrations using different types of drink. For instance a chef may demonstrate a number of different ways you can cook using wine or beer.
As with any festival, drinks festivals will also have stalls showcasing locally brewed and produced drinks. If its a beer festival you may find that there are some intriguing flavours, particularly with the rise in craft beers.
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/spirit-speyside-whisky-festival/Spirit Of Speyside Whisky FestivalDo you love a good wee dram of whisky? If you do, you may want to visit Scotland for the Spirit Of Speyside Whisky Festival.
- April 27, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Across Speyside, Scotland, AB38 9QP
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/exeter-festival-south-west-food-drink/Exeter Festival Of South West Food & DrinkThe Exter Festival Of South West Food And Drink is where you should head for great tasting, locally produced food and drink and entertainment.
- April 28, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Exeter Castle, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PU
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/whittingham-beer-sausage-festival/Whittingham Beer And Sausage FestivalIf you love a good banger, a good bit of beer or cider and some fine live music, head to the Whittingham Beer And Sausage Festival.
- April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Whittingham Club, Old Whittingham Hospital Grounds, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2JE
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/weald-downland-living-museum/Weald & Downland Living MuseumIf you are a fan of folk music and of good food, and are in West Sussex this spring, you should head to the Food and Folk Festival.
- April 29, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, West Sussex, PO18 0EU
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/great-british-food-festival-derbyshire/Great British Food Festival – Derbyshire
- April 29, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/blindley-heath-country-show/Blindley Heath Country ShowWhether you live the rural life or want a taste of it, there is plenty of things to see, do, drink and eat at the Blindley Heath Country Show
- April 30, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Osney Lodge Showground, Byers Lane, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8JH