Are you looking for something to occupy you and the family this Easter? If you like to try different and interesting food, what about one of the many food festivals taking place across the UK? These fun and exciting events give you a chance to sample many different foods, all freshly cooked or home-made, and you will find them to be hugely enjoyable. Here’s a look at the best food festivals in the UK.
Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival
April 15th– 17th 2017
A bit of everything for everyone at this great festival, held annually at Chester Racecourse. With more than 150 exhibitors offering some wonderful food, plus activities for children, this is a real family festival that combines the best of everything. Check out the young chefs from local catering colleges, taking part in their own Master Chef competition judged by celebrity chefs. A great way to spend the weekend.
Broadstairs Spring Fair
April 15th – 17th 2017
Held in the pretty grounds of Pierremont Park in Broadstairs, Kent, this young festival is a very popular local event, and offers fantastic variety. You can sample everything here – from seafood to sausages – as local makers showcase their talents to thousands of visitors. We recommend you search out the hog roast – always a popular choice with the locals and a great way to enjoy your day.
Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival
April 16th – 17th 2017
Held in the famous Sefton Park, this is one of the biggest festivals in the North-west, and is very popular with locals and visitors alike. With many exhibitors offering gorgeous food, drink and also gardening demonstrations, you can enjoy a leisurely day out in a beautiful setting, while sampling local, fresh produce and buying beautiful new items for your home and garden. This is a must if you are in the area, or worth a trip if not!
April 15th – 16th 2017
Do you love chocolate? Then you’ll love Taste Chocolate! While not exclusively dedicated to the wonderful allure of chocolate, this festival is based around the stuff, and is guaranteed to bring thousands of visitors to the Bristol Harbour Hotel. Sample the wares of artisan chocolatiers, watch them create their magnificent chocolate items, and enjoy cookery demonstrations and many more fun and exciting displays. This is a great day out for all the family in a wonderful location.
The Great British Food Festival
April 21st – 23rd 2017
This is a big one! Incorporating the long-standing Stonyhurst Spring Fair, there is something for everyone at this wonderful event in Clitheroe, Lancashire. You can watch demonstrations from celebrity chefs, enjoy food from local makers, and see and buy wonderful household and garden items of a wide variety. There is plenty for the kids to enjoy, too, so it’s a real family day out with lots to see and do.
Porthleven Food & Music Festival
April 21st – 23rd 2017
What could be better than sampling gorgeous food, drinking craft beer and listening to wonderful live music on a glorious spring day in Cornwall? Not a lot, and that’s what you get at this very popular event held on the beautiful quayside of Porthleven. You can watch local chefs demonstrate their skills, settle back with a beer from a local brewery, and visit as many as 150 marquees with a host of exhibitors. For a great day out, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Blackpool Chilli Festival
April 22nd 2017
If you like the hot stuff, this is the one for you! This brilliant festival celebrates everything there is about chilli’s, so if you’re into them you simply have to go! St John’s Square is the place to be, and if you’re up for sampling chilli, then you’ll also want to try some of the thirst quenching craft beer on offer from local breweries. This is a fun affair, and there are plenty of demonstrations and stalls to visit, so it’s a great day out in Blackpool, whatever the weather!
Surrey Food Festival
April 22nd 2017
This great event, held in the Old Deer Park, Twickenham, is a true family day out. You can sample many different local and international foods, enjoy a drink from one of many local UK brewers, and visit showcase stands offering a wide variety of wares. It’s a lively event for the kids, too, with fairground rides, a massive bouncy castle and more, and there are competitions to enter, with great prices to be won. Don’t miss this if you’re in the area, and if not, make the trip for what promises to be a highlight of the spring calendar.
Those are just a few of the excellent food and drink festivals taking place across the country during the Easter holidays, so why not pack the kids into the car, and head off for a fun and inexpensive day out, with the promise of glorious food and family fun!