Food Festivals in Kent

Festival season has arrived and there’s every reason to eat, drink and be merry in Kent this year!

The Garden of England will be showing off its culinary credentials with a whole host of festivals dedicated to sensational food and drink. Whether you a sucker for street food or passionate about Prosecco, it’s time to tempt your taste buds.

And if you want to know where to find more fantastic food and drink fresh from the Garden of England to make your own foodie masterpieces, check out our round up of farmers' markets in Kent

Sandwich Food Fayre

18th – 19th May

It’s safe to say the medieval town of Sandwich takes food seriously, with over 50 stalls from around the world taking over the town centre for a gourmet celebration. With live music accompanying the fayre, it’s time for foodies and music lovers to unite!

Take a bite out of Sandwich


Tonbridge Food and Drink Festival

25th – 26th May

Try, taste and buy from more than 60 stallholders at the beautiful Tonbridge Castle grounds. Discover a delicious range of food and drink produced in and around Kent and from across the globe. Besides, there are lots of other fun activities planned during this foodie weekend!

Enjoy these two tasty days

Maidstone Food & Drink Festival

31st May - 2nd June

Sensational street food, craft beers and cider, all set in the centre of Mote Park. Sounds pretty good, right? Top that off with live and local music and fairground rides and you've got the makings for a fantastic foodie weekend.

Make a weekend of it in Maidstone

Taste the Best of Produced in Kent

9th June

Hosted by Biddenden Vineyards in collaboration with food experts Produced in Kent, is it any wonder this celebration in delicious local fayre is an annual foodie favourite? Taste samples from a variety of Kent’s specialist producers, enjoy a self-guided tour of the vineyard and take in that gorgeous Kentish scenery.

Taste the best of Kent

Cheese Fest

22nd June 

Yes, a whole day devoted to cheese! Melted, crumbly, blue, potent... however you like it, Cheesefest UK will be rolling out some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world from the UK's best cheese traders right here in Maidstone. 

Say cheese

Taste of Kent Food Festival

7th - 8th September

Fabulous entertainment, local chefs, stars of the Great British Bake Off, and fun things to do for the kids, the new Taste of Kent Food Festival has all the ingredients to be a weekend of celebrating the best food and drink Kent has to offer.

Spend the day with the family

Canterbury Food and Drink Festival 

26th - 28th September

With a promise of more than 100 food and drink stalls running through Dane John Gardens, along with Kent's annual fresh hopped beer festival, this favourite is a celebration in local produce. Keep an eye out and an appetite ready for this one! 

Enjoy your weekend

Food Fest in Kent

26th - 28th September

Held in the beautiful setting of Lullingstone Castle, the Food Fest will be bringing the best Kent has to offer from its local farmers, markets, breweries, vineyards and local producers of fine foods. You can also ensure your little foodies are completely happy by taking them with you to enjoy interactive cooking, circus acts, inflatables and much more!

Bring the kids along

Broadstairs Food Festival

4th – 6th October

Sensational food and drink is served up with a side of sea views at the Broadstairs Food Festival. Tour 100 stalls of regional produce and sharpen up your skills with workshops and live chef demonstrations. If the weather's good, you can always burn off the extra calories with a dip in the sea!

Sea views and great food