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Food Festivals in East Devon

Strawberries at a food festival

Devon’s farming heritage makes it ideally placed to produce some of the best fish, seafood, meat and vegetables in the UK. Our county’s food production is celebrated throughout the year at food festivals across the county. If you enjoy food, here’s a round-up of this year’s food festivals right on our doorstep in East Devon.

Exeter Food & Drink Festival: 29 April – 1 May

Exeter Castle, Exeter

A three-day annual celebration of the very best produce of the South West. The event features top chefs cooking live in the Festival Cookery Theatre, workshops, demonstrations, and plenty of food stalls offering delicious goodies.

Sidmouth Sea Fest: 13 May

The Ham, Sidmouth

An annual celebration of all things coastal. Now in its third year, there will be plenty of food and drink on offer with local fish dishes and tips on fish preparation and recipes. We’ll have plenty of fish specials on the menu in Blinis that week.

River Cottage Spring Food Fair: 27-29 May

River Cottage, Park Farm, Axminster

A weekend packed full of activities and family fun – from chef demos, artisan food stalls, kids’ workshops, talks and live music to garden and foraging tours from River Cottage foraging guru John Wright.

Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival: 3 June

Ottery St Mary

A free to attend all-day food festival in the centre of Ottery St Mary. Now in its 5th year, the festival offers foodie demos, a street market, street food, music, and a host of children’s activities.

River Cottage Food Festival: 26-27 August

River Cottage, Park Farm, Axminster

A weekend of food masterclasses, foraging, dancing, music and food. There’ll be well-known chefs giving demonstrations, masterclasses to take part in, tasty street food stalls to sample and River Cottage chefs preparing the best seasonal food.

Powderham Food Festival: 7-8 October

Powderham Castle, Kenton

Over 130 food stalls selling artisan food and drink, chef demonstrations, talks and demos of historical interest all taking place in a beautiful location on the banks of the River Axe.

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