Event date: 13/05/2013 to 27/05/2013
Eat Drink Bristol Fashion is back! Bristol’s Queen Square will be home to a teepee village packed with foodie goings-on this May 13-27, including two bars, a cafe serving modern British tapas, and a fine dining restaurant which will be taken over by one of Bristol’s top restaurants each night. The line up includes Michelin-starred restaurants Casamia and The Pony and Trap, alongside Bristol favourites such as Pump House, Ronnies and Bird in Hand.email to a friend
Event date: 24/05/2013 to 26/05/2013
There’ll be 150 stalls to explore, cooking demos by Sutra Kitchens, talks on nutrition and lots of live music, including the original Happy Mondays lineup headlining a 5,000 capacity outdoor gig for the 10th anniversary birthday party of VegfestUK Bristol.
The three day festival runs from May 24-26, and also features 808 State and The Farm on the Saturday night, plus a DJ slot from Peter Hook (New Order/Joy Division), so Bristol is in for a musical as well as a foodie treat.
During the daytime (Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm) visitors can expect a feast of different cuisines from across the globe. No animal products are allowed at the festival which will have stalls crammed with goodies including food, bodycare, clothes, fashion and accessories, as well as information in abundance about the benefits of a plant based lifestyle. There’ll be nutritional information, cookery demos, talks, a cinema and loads of entertainment including comedy hours, live music and performance. Admission is only £2 adults and £1 kids/claimants/OAPs during the daytime (up to 6pm) and payment is made on the gate.email to a friend
Event date: 25/05/2013
Burnham On Sea Festival on May 25 is worth visiting for the great local produce on offer: there’s free range pork, traditionally pressed organic cider, chilli sauce and more. You can also put your baking skills to the test by entering The Great Burnham Bake Off.email to a friend
Event date: 25/05/2013 to 27/05/2013
Enjoy a range of ales and ciders created by local brewers in Clovelly, North Devon, on May 25-27 at Clovelly Celebration of Ales and Ciders with live entertainment on the historic quayside (pictured). There’ll be a selection of Devon wines at special prices to try too.email to a friend
Event date: 26/05/2013 to 27/05/2013
More than 40 food and drink producers will descend on The Shops at Dartington over the Spring Bank Holiday for a two day foodie extravaganza that offers a unique day out for the whole family.
Now in its third year, the Dartington Food Fair, held in association with Taste of the West, is establishing a reputation for its variety and quality of products, sourced from across the South West. Taking place on May 26-27 in a charming, tree-lined shopping complex on the edge of the stunning Dartington estate in Devon, this is a perfect, informal setting in which to browse the stalls and enjoy watching mini demonstrations. The informal atmosphere provides a great opportunity to meet some of the most exciting and inspirational chefs and producers in the area.
And it’s not just the food that draws people each year, the fair also attracts a range of artists and craftspeople, showcasing their skills and artwork. Visitors can get hands-on with clay pot making, while face painting, fire juggling shows and Sunday pony rides will keep younger members of the family entertained.
Why not make a day of it and explore the Dartington estate? Guests are free to roam the glorious 25 acre garden or sample free foodie tasters and have a drink from Ashridge Cider’s hugely popular Devon Cider Bar while listening to live music.
The event is free this year and includes a whole host of new attractions including a visit by Partridge Farm Meats, which will be cooking up scrumptious rare breed pork and lamb burgers. Delish Preserves from Paignton will also be there for the first time, while Bays Brewery makes a welcome return providing real ale refreshments. Kenniford Farm’s traditional hog roast always goes down well, while BloomBerry Juice’s fresh juice drinks and smoothies should hit the mark in the spring sunshine.email to a friend
Event date: 14/06/2013 to 15/06/2013
Visit The Cridford Inn Beer Festival on June 14-15 for a disco and karaoke on the Friday night, followed by cooking demonstrations with Ian Nixon and Chris Wathen, a barbecue lunch and live music on Saturday. Camping is available on request and there’s a taxi discount available.email to a friend