Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink
Dates for Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink 2017 have been announced which sees the event move to the Early May Bank Holiday. The award winning food and drink festival, which celebrates the very best produce of the south west will run from Saturday 29th April 2017 to Monday 1st May, running for all three days of the bank holiday. An established favourite for all foodies, the festival attracts an international audience with visitors attending from far and wide to buy delicious goodies, watch top chefs in the live Festival Cookery Theatre and get involved in workshops and demonstrations.
Returning to the dramatic Exeter Castle Courtyard and pretty Northernhay Gardens in the very heart of the city of Exeter, the Festival will include demos from top chefs, workshops, children’s activities and more than 100 artisanal producers from the region in the Food & Drink marquees in Northernhay Gardens selling a range of mouth-watering products from traditional cheeses, meats, preserves and ciders to modern twists on gins, charcuterie, ice-cream, oils, coffee and much more. Visitors to the Festival can enjoy the opportunity to meet the producers and ask them about the food and drink they sell.
Each year, the Festival hosts a number of interactive workshops and food-themed activities for children and adults alike. A dedicated children’s programme includes Fun Kitchen cookery classes, farm animals, story-telling and craft activities. The Festival aims to help children understand more about their food, an awareness of where it comes from and instil a love of cooking. The Darts Farm Taste and Knowledge Teepee’s will once again host a packed schedule of informative and fun workshops, demonstrations and talks on topical food and drink themes.
Exeter Castle Courtyard will be filled with hot food stalls and stands selling local beers, ales and wines. Enjoy a delicious lunch while local musicians take to the stage to entertain visitors.
For more information or to buy tickets visit: www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk.
Festival Day Pass (not including Festival After Dark Party)
Adults (Saturday) - £8.00
Adults (Sunday/Monday) - £6.00
Children (5-15 years inclusive) - £1.00
Child (under 5 years) - Free
Group day tickets (10+) Adults - buy 9 tickets and get the 10th free
Festival After Dark Party Nights - Exeter Castle
(not including entry to the Festival by day or the producer pavilions)
Friday 28th April – £8.00
Saturday 29th April - £8.00
Sunday 30th April - £8.00
Combined Day & Festival After Dark Party Ticket (Saturday & Sunday only. Ticket valid for one day and evening on the same date)
Adult - £12.00 per day
Child - £9.00 per day
Weekend Ticket (including access to Food Festival and the Festival After Dark Party Nights on Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
All - £25.00
VIP Weekend Pass (includes Festival by day and Festival After Dark Party nights as well as the VIP experience)
Adults (only) £50.00
- Day tickets do not include the Festival After Dark Party Nights
- After Dark Party Nights – Exeter Castle only (no access to activity in Northernhay Gardens or producer pavilions)
- All prices include UK VAT
- Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult
- No Dogs except Guide Dogs
Tickets are now available through: www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk.
- Celebrity connection
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Event
- Outdoor Event
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- On Bus Route - Located a short walk from main bus stops in Queen Street and High Street
- Parking (charge) - Please use nearby public car parks.
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
- Family Fun
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given
Map & Directions
Public Transport Directions
You are advised to use the park and ride services into the City Centre. There is no specific festival parking, although there are several public car parks close by.
Nr High Street
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* Festival Opening Hours
Festival by day:
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm
Monday 10am - 5pm
Festival After Dark Party Nights:
Friday 6:30pm – 11pm
Saturday 6pm – 11pm
Sunday 6pm – 10.30pm