Events and festivals

22 June 2004
Events and festivals

If sourcing food through a computer screen isn't your thing, there is an ever-growing number of events and festivals taking place up and down the country this year, particularly throughout the summer.

Some are strictly trade events, and involve seminars and business forums. Others, especially the county shows, are aimed at the public. Don't let that put you off. Many of the smaller producers can't afford to go to large-scale city-based expos, but are just as willing to build a relationship with the hospitality industry as they are with the local deli. Suppliers, producers and farmers will all be in attendance, showing off their prize goods, with plenty of cooking demonstrations taking place as well. You might even find the croquet and Pimms drinking fun.

Visit the regional food group websites (page 15) for a full list of what is going on.

Food From Britain (FFB) is also planning a series of national food service seminars to help the industry learn how to source local and speciality British produce effectively. Phone 020 7233 5111 for more details.


Brighton Food Lovers Show 10-20 June
Various events across Brighton and the surrounding area
01435 830116

North West Food Lovers Festival 19-20 June
Westmorland Showground, Cumbria
01695 732734

The British Food and Drink Festival 19 June
The Hop Farm Country Park, Paddock Wood, Kent
01622 872068

Speciality & Fine Food Fair 20-21 June
The Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate
0870 429 5336

Hampshire Food Festival 26 June to 1 July
01962 845999

Royal Norfolk Show 30 June to 1 july
Norwich Showground
01603 748931


New Forest Show 27-29 July
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
01590 622409

Speciality & Fine Food Fair 5-7 September
Olympia, London
0870 429 5336

Ludlow Marches Food & Drink Festival 10-12 September
Ludlow, Shropshire
01584 873957

British Food Fortnight 18 September TO 3 October
Various promotions and events taking place around the country
020 7840 9292

British Cheese Awards and Food Market and beginning of British Cheese Week 24-26 September
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
01608 659325

Highland Food and Drink Festival 30 September to 3 October
Various events
01456 450575

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking