Nourish Festival, the popular food, craft, and music event, returns to the streets of Bovey Tracey on Saturday 9th September to celebrates its 10th anniversary with a totally free entry community event. 

Residents and visitors to Bovey Tracey can eat their way up Fore Street and drink their way down, and in between sit and enjoy live music by local artists, meet and buy craft from professional makers, and overall soak up the warmth of the welcome and friendly atmosphere.  

“Nourish Festival this year is jam packed with goodness – and it’s totally free for everyone to enjoy” said Sarah James MBE, Nourish Festival Director, and Director of Craft Festival. “It’s a mouth-watering, creative, and friendly event for all the family. Everyone’s welcome” she added. 

Nourish Festival is a community initiative led by not-for-profit organisation Craft Festival and the Cheese Shed, supported by MAKE Southwest. It was created to bring the best food, drink and crafts from across the Southwest to Bovey Tracey. This year’s event is also supported by Bovey Castle, Wignalls and WBW Solicitors. 

Nourish Festival 2023 includes 45 fine artisan food producers selling their local produce, 18 street food vendors cooking up a storm on Fore Street, an artisan gin festival outside Dartmoor Whiskey Distillery plus free live music on Union Square. Also, the Nourish Craft Fair is hosted at the Methodist Hall featuring 15 local makers, together with craft exhibitions at MAKE Southwest, and children’s craft activities at Pom Stitch Tassel on Fore Street. 

Local artisan producers include Papillon Dartmoor Distillery from Moretonhampstead, Plant Generation from Totnes, PJ’s Gourmet Sausage Rolls from Torquay and ‘Taste of the West 2022’ winners Continental Crumbs from South Brent. 

Local Street Food vendors include new business Le Creperie De Bovey, Daddy D’s Kitchen of Caribbean food from Paignton, ‘Taste of the West 2021 Champions’ SurfnTurf Kitchen, and Chanbury’s Woodfired Pizza, both from Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot. 

Makers exhibiting include printmaker Niamh Geraghty Morris from Teignmouth, contemporary furniture and homewares by PJW Woodworks from Heathfield near Newton Abbot, Claire Lowe jewellery from Exmouth and textile artist Shelagh Brown from Yelverton. 

This year the event does not include ticketed music concerts.