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 socail 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 25 miles of each town, with a few exceptional and hard to find products from further afield. Mix in a Cook School, Demo Kitchen, 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 tend to trade from either 10 - 5 or 9 - 4. 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 and be ready for a sit down when the first chef is on stage, 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 for 2019.
Read our Visitor Charter here
Not for profit
We run this festivals as a social enterprise and they are not for profit . We are grateful to our traders, supports and grant funders who help us put on this event. We cover the costs of running the festival and plough any surplus into other local food & drink projects.