Food Festivals: What To Book For 2022
Festival season is in full swing, and the UK’s foodie offering is better than ever. Whet your appetite with our pick of the best food festivals to book for 2022.
Food Festivals 2022: What To Book
Pub in the Park
Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park sees a top line-up of chefs and music artists touring round the country, last year drawing in over 250,000 visitors. The 2021 edition featured performances from the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David and James Blunt, alongside a stellar selection of chefs including Marcus Wareing, Paul Ainsworth and Angela Hartnett. 12 May – 18 September 2022, pubintheparkuk.com
Now over 10 years old, Meatopia is a festival dedicated to meat, with a focus on quality and sustainability. The 2021 event took place in Tobacco Dock, complete with over 60 of the world’s best live-fire chefs who cooked up exclusive dishes over sustainably-sourced wood and charcoal. The line-up featured Adriana Cavita, Fallow, Honey & Co. and Richard Corrigan. 2 – 4 September 2022, meatopia.co.uk
Scottish Wild Food Festival
Set on the beautiful Cardross Estate, The Scottish Wild Food Festival invites visitors to take part in hands-on foraging, folklore walks, craft workshops and wild food demonstrations. Dates TBC, foragingfortnight.co.uk
The Big Feastival
Get in there early and grab yourself some tickets for The Big Feastival 2022, the ultimate feel-good festival located on Alex James’ farm in the Cotswolds. This year’s headliners are The Human League, Anne-Marie and Stereophonics, alongside acts including Sugababes and Jake Bugg. Check out our guide to the 2018 festival to get a feel for the vibes. 26 – 28 August 2022, uk.thebigfeastival.com
Abergavenny Food Festival
Abergavenny Food Festival is a staple on the summer festival calendar. Perhaps the more high-brow festival on our list, it’s known for bringing together chefs, food businesses, journalists, farmers and food producers who flock to the Welsh town to enjoy talks, demonstrations and, of course, lots of delicious food. From tutored tastings, demos from top chefs, tours and forages as well as big parties, there’s something to tickle everyone’s taste buds. 17 – 18 September 2022, abergavennyfoodfestival.com
There’s a new food festival on the scene: Bigfoot, making its debut next summer with a three-day celebration of music, entertainment, food and drinks. Taking place in the beautiful grounds of Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, the festival will see over 60 music acts across five stages, alongside an impressive selection of restaurants, chefs, and drinks producers. Heading up the banqueting tent is Douglas McMaster of Silo, alongside Matt Orlando of Copenhagen’s Amass. Together they’ll host Blackout Dining: a sustainable vegetarian feast cooked using no electricity whatsoever, with spots for 200 guests to dine under the stars at candlelit tables. A number of top London restaurants will also be dishing up the goods, alongside a line-up of popular street vendors including Patty & Bun and Dough & Brew. 17 – 19 June 2022, bigfootfestival.co.uk
Spend the longest day of the year at a food festival in an Irish castle, and thank us later. Dublin’s hidden gem, Ballinlough Castle, will host the three-day event to bring a fantastic culinary line-up from some of the best local innovative gourmet producers – and just to top it off, it will all be paired with champagne. Pre-register for exclusive access to early bird tickets here. Dates TBC, bodyandsoul.ie
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