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About the festivals

All our food & drink festivals are free to attend, family-friendly, accessible and held in a town centre. We aim to celebrate the great local producers surrounding the festival town by putting on a cracking one-day festival that is low cost for them to attend - meaning that money goes straight back into local businesses; well publicised; good fun; well run and with lots of variety. eat:Festivals is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to connect communities with the productive landscape that surrounds them, which is good for local business, food producers and for families. 

The festivals aim to bring a great range of producers and products into the town on the day of the festival. Mostly based within 30 miles of each town, with a few exceptional and hard to find products from further afield. Mix in a hands-on cook school, workshops, livestock, tractors and lots of entertainment and competitions. It's a free day out and a chance to meet friends whilst discovering something new. You can read our Visitor Charter here, where we share our aspirations for your day.

We trade between 10 and 4pm. We know our peak hours are between 11 and 2. If you want to have a bit more elbow room, to get the pick of the produce, we recommend you arrive early. We have an access statement for each festival on each festival host towns page. 

We have published our Sustainability Goals

Read our Visitor Charter here


Read our Everyone is Welcome statement here 

Read our Safeguarding Policy here

Want a slice of the pie?


If you are thinking of developing a stand alone food and drink festival, enhancing your current focus on local producers or have a market that needs to adapt - we are available for consultancy and assistance.

This can be delivered hands-on or remote support, but will always adhere to our high sustainability standards, placemaking credentials and be tailored to your unique needs.

Does it sound like we might be a good match?

Give Bev or Sarah a call on 0800 246 5200 or email us at 

Not for profit


We run the festivals as a social enterprise and they are not for profit . We are grateful to our traders, supporters and sponsors who help us put on these festivals. We cover the costs opertaing costs and plough any surplus into other local food & drink projects. 

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