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.
Prosecco festival, Maidstone
11th – 12th May
We’re practically fizzing with excitement for this sparkling festival! 40 combinations of bubbles will be here for the tasting, and with Italian street food and live entertainment throughout, you’ll be celebrating all evening.
Enjoy a sparkler of a festival
19th – 20th May
It’s safe to say the medieval town of Sandwich takes food seriously, with 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
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.
Enjoy food and vines
Yes, you heard correctly - this festival is all about the ice cream! With 20 different flavours of ice cream to choose from, you can stick to old favourites or try a daring new combination of flavours. And if the brain freeze strikes, move on to treats from chocolatiers and sweet stalls!
I scream, you scream…
28th – 30th September
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
Tunbridge Wells Food and Drink Festival
22nd – 23rd September
Bring your appetite to Tunbridge Wells in September as 70 stalls of street food, beer, cider and delicious local produce will be setting up shop in the picturesque Calverley Grounds. If you’re a budding chef at heart, take to the main stage for demonstrations and talks.
Whet your appetite in Tunbridge Wells
Canterbury Food and Drink Festival
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!