Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink The award-winning Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink over the May Day Bank Holiday, from Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May A
Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink
The award-winning Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink over the May Day Bank Holiday, from Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May
A firm fixture on the food festival calendar, the event is held in the scenic grounds of Exeter Castle Courtyard and Northernhay Gardens. From celebrity chefs and producers to workshops and live music, expect a long weekend of foodie indulgence.
Three evening music festivals also run over the weekend, from 6:30pm on Friday with live music, tasty street food and a lively atmosphere.
The festival itself kicks off on Saturday 6th May at 10am. Attracting around 20,000 visitors, the three-day festival offers exceptional food and drink produced in the South West, alongside cookery demonstrations, workshop activities and the chance to meet producers and chefs, with over 100 exhibitors in two large food and drink pavilions.
Last year’s the Festival Cookery Theatre featured no fewer than seven Michelin starred chefs, including festival co-founder Michael Caines MBE, who leads a packed programme of live demonstrations in the cookery theatre.
Each year, the festival hosts interactive workshops and food-themed activities for both adults and children. A dedicated children’s programme includes Fun Kitchen cookery classes, farm animals, story-telling and craft activities, helping children understand more about their food, an awareness of where it comes from and instil a love of cooking. The Darts Farm Taste and Knowledge Teepees host a packed schedule of workshops, demonstrations and talks on topical food and drink themes.
Exeter Castle Courtyard will feature live music from local musicians and bands to enjoy whilst savouring the Festival Bar, with street food served throughout the day and late into the evening. Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is a not for profit event.
Under 16s get free entry on Monday 6th.
For more information or to buy tickets visit: www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk.
(Monday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northernhay Gardens, Exeter
Northernhay Place, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3QE