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Are you a foodie fan looking to explore new culinary experiences and to discover some of the best food festivals in South East England?  Look no further! With its long coastline and acres of countryside the South East is home to array of seafood and home grown food festivals.  Many bring together, delicious local produce, entertainment, live cooking demonstrations, English sparkling wine, gin tasting and real ale to create fantastic days out for both locals and visitors to enjoy.  We all know that great food is an essential part of a great holiday, so take a look and discover some of the top food festivals the UK has to offer.

Discover the best street food festivals

Street food festivals are a great way to experience a mix of all the flavours we have become accustomed to in the UK.  From burgers and hot dogs to curries and noodles, you'll find a fantastic range of international flavours from cultures around the world, with finger foods, food on the go and takeaway options to buy and try at these festivals. We've selected the most exciting street food festivals in the UK, so you can enjoy delicious food and great company in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

British Food Festivals

Blenheim Palace Food Festival July

Explore the best International food festivals the South East has to offer

International food festivals are a great way to discover the diverse and delicious cuisines of the world. From Chinese and Japanese to Thai and Caribbean, you'll find a fantastic range of  International and Asian foods at these festivals. We've chosen the best International food festivals in the UK, so you can explore the flavours of the North, East, South and West without leaving the country.

Food and Drink Festivals

Try locally made food and drink at one of the many fantastic food or drink festivals across the destination. Talk to the local producers and discover what love and care goes into making every pint, every glass, every block and every plate. With a host of artisan producers throughout the South East showcasing their produce at food festival, this is a great chance to taste your way around the South East. 

There's no better way to experience the diverse and delicious cuisine of the UK than by attending a food festival. From regional specialties to international flavors, these events offer a wide variety of food and drinks to satisfy every palate. So why not plan a weekend getaway or a day trip to one of these festivals and make unforgettable food memories? Head over to our blog celebrating English Wine and combine a visit to a food festival with some wine tasting too! 

Come and explore and discover the best food festivals in the country. Don't forget to mark your calendars and enjoy a tasty adventure!

Food festivals near me?

Looking for food festivals this weekend or just want to explore the food festivals near me, take a look below for some of the best food festivals taking place throughout the year, and plan your next culinary expedition.  If you're wondering where these events are, just click the map view button below!

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  1. Southampton Mela Festival 2024

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    Southampton

    The Southampton Mela Festival is a long-standing summer highlight in Southampton's events calendar celebrating modern and traditional Asian culture. 

    The festival will feature performances by world class musicians, dancers and feature a whole host…

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    13 July 2024
  2. Bluebell Railway Beer Festival

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    Festival

    Uckfield

    Bluebell Railway Beer Festival 2024

    Come to a beer festival with a difference at the Bluebell Railway! Imagine sipping a special Sussex brew in the industrial splendour of a locomotive running shed, listening to great bands, and watching steam…

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    20 Sept 2024to22 Sept 2024Open 12:00 - 23:00
  3. Sandwich Food Fayre

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    Food

    Local Food and drink stalls with  street closures and street music add to the atmosphere.  Our lovely medieval town centre will be closed to traffic both days.

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    8 June 2024to9 June 2024
  4. Chichester Cheese & Chilli Festival

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    Festival

    Chichester

    The Cheese and Chilli Festival is a family show offering something for everyone. There will be many traders selling cheese and chilli products as well as craft and retail stands. There is a family area accommodating FREE shows such as Wrestling,…

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    From:
    22 June 2024to23 June 2024Open 10:00 - 18:00
  5. Hops 'n' Harvest Beer Festival

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    Festival

    Maidstone

    Join us in the beer tent to sample up to 50 varieties of beer and cider or pay a visit to the gin bar. See the last coal fired Oast House in Britain and have a go at picking our hops by hand. Enjoy the 'festival' atmosphere with a variety of live…

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    From:
    7 Sept 2024to8 Sept 2024Open 10:00 - 18:00
  6. Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival

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    Festival

    Portsmouth

    A two day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Southsea Common is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.

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    13 July 2024to14 July 2024
  7. Magic of Thailand Festival in Brighton

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    Brighton

    A two day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Preston Park is brought to you by Magic of Thailand, previously known as Brighton Thai Festival.

    Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends…

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    17 Aug 2024to18 Aug 2024Open 10:00 - 19:00
  8. Magic of Thailand Festival in Basingstoke

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    Festival

    Basingstoke

    A two day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at The War Memorial Park is brought to you by Magic of Thailand, previously known as Basingstoke Thai Festival.

    Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families…

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    From:
    8 June 2024to9 June 2024Various Opening Times
  9. Chilli Fest at Waddesdon Manor

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    Food

    Aylesbury

    Come and visit the annual Chilli Festival, held in the picturesque gardens of Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. Featuring a handpicked selection of passionate chilli exhibitors, including local artisans and independent traders from across the…

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    1 Sept 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  10. English Wine Week Festival

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    Special Events

    Henley-on-Thames

    The English wine scene is blossoming and it's time to celebrate the incredible diversity and quality of wines produced right here on our doorstep.

    Vineyards local to Henley are delighted to mark the start of English Wine Week in Henley-on Thames…

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    16 June 2024Open 11:00 - 17:00
  11. Twyford Beer Festival

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    Twford, Reading

    Twyford Beer Festival returns on the 6th, 7th and 8th June 2024, to Stanlake Meadows, Twyford. This three-day festival is an eclectic mix of live music, and interesting drinks to sample for all.

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    6 June 2024to8 June 2024
  12. The Great Wight Bite

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    Food

    Cowes

    Discover a food lover's paradise on the Isle of Wight with an abundance of local produce and culinary delights. Indulge in the island's fresh seafood, including succulent crab and lobster caught daily, or savor the taste of locally-reared meat and…

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    7 Sept 2024to8 Sept 2024
  13. Gin & Rum Festival

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    Music

    Brighton

    Discover new favourites with samples from over 120 of the best gins and rums on the market, plus themed bars, music from award-winning DJs and live entertainment.

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    14 Sept 2024Open 12:30 - 22:30
  14. Beach Life Music Festival

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    Festival

    Eastbourne

    Beach Life Music and Street Food Festival, the south coast's funkiest weekend is back and guaranteed to keep you entertained all weekend long!

    This packed two days features a Music Stage & Bar, street food to tantalize the taste-buds , Skate Park,…

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    13 July 2024to14 July 2024Open 11:00 - 18:00
  15. Autunm Festival - Lee-on-the-Solent

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    Shopping

    Lee-on-the-Solent

    Autumn Festival comes to Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport.  This one day festival celebrating all things local, incorporates a market ‘Smile Emporium’ which brings local vendors, craftsmen and boutique businesses alongside food vendors and music.

    It…

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    5 Oct 2024Open 10:00 - 18:00
  16. Winchester Cheese and Chilli Festival

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    Food

    Winchester

    The Cheese & Chilli Festival is set to spice up the summer, with highlights including a chilli eating competition, food challenges, cooking demonstrations, family friendly entertainment and much, much more! The Cheese & Chilli Festival offers a…

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    From:
    1 June 2024to2 June 2024
  17. Broadstairs Food Festival (Autumn)

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    Food

    Broadstairs

    The annual Broadstairs food festival takes place overlooking Viking Bay, with over 100 stalls of local and regional fresh produce to try and buy. A celebration of food and drink with hand-picked exhibitors from Kent and the neighbouring counties. 

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    27 Sept 2024to29 Sept 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  18. Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival

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    Festivals

    Sandwhich

    Established in 2010, Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival is a multi-arts festival that highlights traditional and contemporary folk-life and folk arts, in a beautiful medieval town.

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    1 July 2024to7 July 2024
  19. Oktoberfest Kent

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    Festival

    Maidstone

    Oktoberfest returns to Maidstone for another Bavarian extraordinaire!

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    28 Sept 2024
  20. Jerk Jam Festival 2024

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    Festival

    Southampton

    From humble backyard beginnings, Jerk Jam has evolved into a fully fledged celebration of Caribbean food, music and good vibes.

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    From:
    8 June 2024to9 June 2024Open 11:00 - 12:00