Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

The Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink will return for its fifteenth consecutive year on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, from Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May 2018.

A firm fixture on the food festival calendar, the event is held in the scenic grounds of Exeter Castle Courtyard and Northernhay Gardens.

Everything from celebrity chefs and producers to workshops and live music will feature; groups paying a visit can expect a long weekend of foodie indulgence and entertainment.

What can be expected?

The festival kicks off on Saturday 5th May at 10am. Attracting around 20,000 visitors, the three-day festival offers 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 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.

Caines said: “I’m delighted that the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink will be returning for a fifteenth year. The festival is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in interactive sessions and be wowed by the masterclasses. Once again visitors will get to head to the region to discover the special food and drink we’re all so proud of.”

Each year, the festival hosts interactive workshops and food-themed activities for both adults and children. The Darts Farm Taste and Knowledge Teepees, for example, will host a packed schedule of workshops, demonstrations and talks on topical food and drink themes.

In addition, 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.

Group day tickets are available for ten or more adults, with the offer of buy nine tickets, get the tenth one free.

For more information or to buy tickets visit www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk.