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

Royal Tunbridge Wells Food Month

1st-30th September

Travel deep into the heart of Kent and discover picture-perfect Royal Tunbridge Wells. With rural landscapes and fertile soils producing an abundance of luscious crops each year, this beautiful town offers the perfect foodie treat for you taste makers. Visit during September for ‘Food Month’ to bite into in some fresh and local sun-kissed produce. With two food festivals, a beer weekend and four markets which all showcase different delicious dishes, you’ll probably want to stay a few days to fully indulge. With a range of accommodation available in this quaint area, you’re sure to find the perfect place to sleep off that food coma. 

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 in East Malling 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

Getting here...

With Kent's reliable transportation links, Southeastern railway and Stagecoach bus service, travelling around the county's food festivals couldn't be easier (or cheaper). Especially with Stagecoaches' brand new express route which runs through cultured Canterbury, to the bustling town of Chatham, finally landing at the Capital in about 2 hours. The service also runs late at night so you can come out of hiding when the words 'designated driver' are muttered...