https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/gloucester-christmas-market/Gloucester Christmas MarketThe Gloucester Christmas Market is back again for 2018 and this year it will be a Victorian Christmas Market packed full of festive cheer.
- November 14, 2019 - November 24, 2019
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/southampton-christmas-market/Southampton Christmas MarketThe Southhampton Christmas Market is a very popular Christmas market in the heart of the city offering plenty of market stalls to explore.
- November 14, 2019 - December 23, 2019
Above Bar Pedestrian Precinct, Southampton
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/foodies-festival-tatton-park-christmas/Foodies Festival Tatton Park ChristmasHead down to Tatton Park this Christmas for the Foodies Festival if you're ready to get into the Christmas spirit. Great food, beer and wine are to be had!
- November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Tatton Park, Rostherne Gate, Ashley Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6SG
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/bournemouth-christmas-market/Bournemouth Christmas MarketVisit the Bournemouth Christmas Market and enjoy the buzz of Christmas in the heart of the city by sipping mulled wine and eating turkey.
- November 15, 2019 - January 1, 2020
The Square Bournemouth Dorset BH2 6ED
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/chatsworth-christmas-market/Chatsworth Christmas MarketThe Chatsworth Christmas Market is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit with over 100 market stalls for visitors to browse.
- November 15, 2019 - December 3, 2019
Chatsworth Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PP
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/kingston-christmas-market/Kingston Christmas MarketThe Kingston Christmas Market has everything you need to feel festive this year including plenty of market stalls full of festive goods.
- November 15, 2019 - December 31, 2019
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A food festival is a celebration of food. They are normally held in city centres, parks; but can also be held in town halls and exhibition centres. Whereas a music festival is where music is the focus, food festivals have food as the focus of all the events and they are in abundance here in the UK so finding one near you today, this weekend or next month won't be a problem.
What Can You Expect?
You can expect various activities all with food as the main ingredient. Depending on whether they have specific themes or not, food festivals always have stalls showcasing produce and food, often of the region where it's held. The stallholders are usually the people responsible for growing, looking after or making the food and generally operate on a “try before you buy” policy. This means you can try new flavours or ingredients or just enjoy some free samples.
Along with the stalls, there will usually be cookery demonstrations, giving you valuable cooking tips and advice. Often, depending on the size or importance of the festival itself, these may even be performed by nationally or regionally renowned and popular chefs, and you may even see a famous face or two from television.
In addition to the food-orientated stalls and entertainment, there is often live music or at the very least a DJ and plenty of other activities for the whole family, including children.
As they are established as a celebration with people in mind, you can expect a lot of visitors. However, as everyone has the same goal and motivation for attending, there is normally a very jovial and friendly atmosphere.