Fantastic British Food Festivals confirms programme and announces four new festivals for 2016

Fantastic British Food Festivals confirms programme and announces four new festivals for 2016

March 1st, 2016|

Fantastic British Food Festivals will celebrate quality local and regional produce in nine stunning locations this year, including Blenheim Palace, Bodiam Castle and Polesden Lacey.

Fantastic British Food Festivals entertained 60,000 visitors in 2015. They are experts at creating vibrant food and drink events which showcase independent food and drink producers. The 2016 programme will see more demonstrations, more producers, more tastings as well as the launch of an exciting new cookery programme for children. Ticket information and the full line up of events can be found at

2016 venues and dates:
Blenheim Palace Saturday 28 May to Monday 30 May
Wakehurst Wild Food Saturday 2 July – Sunday 3 July
Petworth Fringe *NEW* Saturday 9 July – Sunday 10 July
Bodiam Castle *NEW* Saturday 16 July – Sunday 17 July
Wimbledon Park Saturday 27 August – Monday 29 August
Leeds Castle Friday 9 September – Sunday 11 September
Sandown Park *NEW* Saturday 17 September – Sunday 18 September
Polesden Lacey Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October
RHS Hyde Hall *NEW* Friday 7 October – Sunday 9 October

Every Fantastic British Food Festival promises:

  • A demonstration theatre with a daily programme of events, demos and talks from chefs, cookery schools and producers
  • A wide range of regional food and drink
  • A dedicated programme for children including storytelling, interactive food events and play areas

Visitors can taste and discover a wide range of regional food and drink, including artisan bakes, craft brews, international cuisine and handmade sweets, they can meet local chefs and TV personalities. There is roaming entertaining, live music, hay-baled picnic areas and a range of family-friendly activities on offer at every Festival.

For the latest news on chef line-up, producers and competitions follow Fantastic British Food Festivals on Twitter @FantasticFdFest and Facebook fantasticbritishfoodfests