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, all with one mission: to celebrate everything there is to love about the glorious British pub. The 2022 edition features performances from Craig David, Kaiser Chiefs and Professor Green, plus food from James Martin, Andi Oliver and The Hairy Bikers. 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. Taking place in Tobacco Dock each year, the event sees over 60 of the world’s best live-fire chefs gather to cook up exclusive dishes over sustainably-sourced wood and charcoal, with previous names including Ottolenghi, Niklas Ekstedt and Francis Mallmann. All this is to be enjoyed alongside live music from roaming brass brands and DJs, plus craft beers and cocktails. 2 – 4 September 2022, meatopia.co.uk
Scottish Wild Food Festival
Set on the beautiful Cardross Estate, The Scottish Wild Food Festival is – as the name suggests – a celebration of wild food. Visitors are invited to take part in hands-on foraging, folklore walks and craft workshops, watch demonstrations from chefs and join daily long table meals packed with seasonal, foraged ingredients. 17 – 18 September 2022, foragingfortnight.co.uk
The Big Feastival
Foodies, be sure to secure yourself some tickets for The Big Feastival 2022, the ultimate feel-good festival located on Alex James’ farm in the Cotswolds. This year’s music headliners are The Human League, Anne-Marie and Stereophonics, alongside acts including Sugababes and Jake Bugg. And, of course, the food line-up is unrivalled, with stalls offering everything from Oli Baba’s legendary halloumi fries to gigantic hand-pressed burgers at Burger & Beyond. 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 tastebuds. 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. 17 – 19 June 2022, bodyandsoul.ie
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