The UK’s Best Food & Drink Festivals in 2024 

Passionate about food? 2024 is going to be your year! Whether you’re behind the stall doing what you do best, or just wandering around and indulging, we’ve got a lineup of food and drink festivals that are bound to get you salivating and excited for the year ahead. 

First on the list, The Big Feastival 23 – 25 August in the Cotswolds. Imagine this: a weekend where the tunes are as good as the food. It’s a place where families, foodies, and festival-goers come together to celebrate the best of British countryside grub. Traders, this is your shot at a crowd that loves to eat, dance, and chill. If you’ve got something that packs a punch, this crowd’s going to eat it up (literally). 

Then there’s Taste of London 12 – 16 June in Regent’s Park. Imagine the best of London’s eateries all in one place. It’s like a culinary tour of the city’s top eats without having to make a single booking! If you’re a trader wanting to show off your food and impress the crowd, this is the place to do it.  

You won’t want to miss the Foodies Festival in Brighton either. This festival tours around, so it’s bringing the party to doorsteps across the UK as well as bringing together Michelin-starred chefs and chart-topping musicians. It’s perfect for traders looking to serve a side of live music with their meals.  

Pub in the Park, Marlow, is where it’s at for a more laid-back vibe. Think of your ideal British pub experience, then multiply it by a hundred. It’s got all the coziness of your local, but with food that’ll blow your socks off. It’s a celebration of all things cozy and delicious, with amazing outdoor cooking spaces. A fantastic opportunity for traders specialising in comfort food and crafty drinks with opportunity to trade in four different locations. 

BBQ enthusiasts, gear up for Smoke and Fire at Ascot Racecourse 20 – 21 July. It’s all about smoky flavours and fiery grills at this fest, showcasing the art of barbecue. There’s something primal about cooking with fire, and this festival gets it. If you’ve got a knack for cooking with the flames, this is your stage to shine and share those lip-smacking, finger-licking goods. 

Last but definitely not least, Meatopia at Tobacco Dock, London. A haven for meat lovers, this festival is about quality, sustainable meat, and some serious grill action. The brisket here is enough to make a grown man cry. It’s a homage to the art of meat cooking that’s as much about the experience as it is about the food. Traders, ready your best cuts and most innovative dishes, because this crowd is here to feast. 

Now, remember folks, these festivals are not just about selling; they’re about connecting with the community, sharing your passion, and, of course, having a blast while at it. Whether you’re showcasing family recipes, your latest culinary invention, make every bite count because each festival offers something unique. Fancy trading at one of these festivals and need insurance? Find out how we can help at CMTIA

So, let’s gear up for an unforgettable year of tastes and tales. We hope you have fun at the UK food festivals – where the real magic happens in the UK’s culinary scene. Here’s to hoping your 2024 is as flavourful and fulfilling as the dishes we’re all dreaming of!