20th East Midlands Food Festival
(Melton Mowbray Food Festival) 5/6 October 2024 10am – 4pm
For a video of a previous food festival
The East Midland Food Festival has been going for 20 years and is a showcase of food from across the East Midlands and beyond. All undercover.
In 2018 the New York Times listed it as one of the 5 most interesting festivals in the world.
Famed for its artisan producers of cheese, pies, charcuterie, chocolate and all sorts of goodies, the festival is one of the largest UK regional food festivals. A number of them offer tasters to tempt you to buy. The festival also boasts and array of drink producers from cider and beer to the strong spirits such as artisan gin and whisky. All of these stands are under cover and so accessible whatever the weather. Provisional list of traders Click here for exhibitors
A street food area will provide mouth-watering food to go from a variety of countries and cultures.
Complementing the food producers will be the Food Theatre with local chefs demonstrating easy recipes many using the ingredients found at the festival.
Click for Programme
A Kids Zone will keep the children engaged and educated. Chocolate, Butter and Pie Making. Click for Workshops
An award winning gospel choir and other musicians will provide entertainment with a variety of street food for those who get hungry during the Festival. El-Eaga Gospel Choir, Melstrum Ukulele Band, Melton Musical Theatre (Sunday)
The Event has been approved by the local Council under guidelines to minimise the risk of the spread of Covid-19.
Tickets are £7 per day per person in advance or on the gate. Children 16 and enter free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets can be purchased on the gate during the Festival
Contact us for special rates and parking for groups and coaches.
Wheelchair friendly site (no stairs)
Disabled parking next to event entrance (Gate 4 Scalford Road)
Sorry No Dogs allowed (except service dogs)
Children under 16 free
Last Entry 3.30pm