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Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Battersea Park, London SW11

Fri 15 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 16 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 17 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Bristol Harbourside

Fri 11 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 12 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 13 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 6 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 7 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 8 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

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Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with its first multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on mac'n'cheese, burgers, po boys, tacos, grilled cheese and more delish eats, plus craft beer and cider to wash it all down. There are also four stages with local bands and DJs bringing the tunes.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00

The Whisky Stramash

A chance to sample as many different whiskies as you think you can handle, also promising 'mystery, music entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.' Participating brands include Black Grouse, Highland Park, Macallan, Glenrothes, Whyte & Mackay, Jura, Fettercairn, Auchantoshan, the Balvenie, Bowmore and more.

Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 24 May

£26 per half day / 0844 481 8898

Bannockburn Live

Seven hundred years after Scotland's most famous battle, comes the biggest ever re-enactment. Run by the National Trust for Scotland. The two-day event includes a brutally realistic re-enactment, themed villages with Scottish food and drink, sports, crafts and literature, a children's programme and contemporary music.

Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Stirling

Sat 28 Jun

£20 (Children £12.50; Family £55) / 0844 493 2139

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sun 29 Jun

£20 (Children £12.50; Family £55) / 0844 493 2139

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

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Bread In a Day

A fun, sociable and informative venture into the wonderful world of bread making.

Showroom and Workstation, Sheffield

Mon 21 Apr

£39.95 / 0114 275 7727

  • 10:00

Tue 22 Apr

£39.95 / 0114 275 7727

  • 10:00

Wed 23 Apr

£39.95 / 0114 275 7727

  • 10:00
…and 164 more dates until 4 Oct

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

The award-winning Edinburgh Farmers' Market takes place at Castle Terrace under the imposing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Over 60 specialist producers regularly attend the market, the majority primary producers, growing what they sell. A quarter offer meat products, including specialities such as venison (Hubertus Game…

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00
…and 241 more dates until 20 Dec

Loch Lomond Shores Farmers' Market

A beautiful location at the Loch Lomond Shores centre makes this market as good an outing for tourists as it is for locals. Stallholders vary according to the seasonal availability of their produce, but generally include top quality meats from Edenmill Farm, Cedar Pork & Nethergate Larder; Willie-Fish Oban…

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sun 4 May

Free / 01389 751035

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 01389 751035

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 01389 751035

  • 10:00 – 15:00
…and 12 more dates until 7 Dec

St Mary’s Market

Run by social enterprise Edinburgh Markets, St Mary’s Market is held every Saturday on the small terrace outside St Mary’s Cathedral by the Picardy Place roundabout. It can host up to 19 traders, with food stalls including Breadshare community bakery with their fantastic artisan, slow-fermented organic bread, foccacia and…

Leith Street, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 3 May

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 10 May

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 33 more dates until 27 Dec

Artisan Ales

A recreation of the tap room as it was in the 18th century, featuring bottles and gifts by local breweries and stallholders.

National Trust: Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham

Sat 3 May

Free, plus normal admission / 01280 822850

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free, plus normal admission / 01280 822850

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 5 May

Free, plus normal admission / 01280 822850

  • 11:00 – 17:00
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Open Farm Sunday

Annual event where hundreds of farmers across the UK open their farm to the public for one Sunday. Discover what it means to be a farmer and see how British food is produced. Each farm hosts its own activities including tours, nature walks, tractor and trailer rides, mini farmers' markets and animal encounters.

Hazeldene Farm, Chesham

Sun 8 Jun

Phone for prices / 01494 783 501

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty, Worcester

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 01885 488099

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Sun 8 Jun

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

  • 10:00 – 17:00

CAMRA Reading Beer & Cider Festival

More than 500 real ales and 150 real ciders to tantalise your tastebuds, plus local live music, a pub quiz, festival games and more. Sunday is suitable for the whole family to attend.

Kings Meadow Park, Reading

Fri 2 May

£7–£17.30 per day/session

Sat 3 May

£7–£17.30 per day/session

Sun 4 May

£7–£17.30 per day/session

Stockbridge Market

Taking place next to the Water of Leith every Sunday (and Thursdays 2.30-7.30pm in June, July & August), the market’s combination of top quality artisan producers, farmers and takeaway food stalls made it an instant hit when it started in 2011. Regular stallholders include Au Gourmand’s artisan bread and…

Saunders Street, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 551 5633

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 551 5633

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 0131 551 5633

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 33 more dates until 28 Dec

BBC Good Food Show Scotland

The food and drink extravaganza heads north of the border again for another serving of celebrity chefs and star culinary attractions.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 17 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 395 4000

  • 10:00

Sat 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 395 4000

  • 10:00

Sun 19 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 395 4000

  • 10:00

Craft Beer & Blues Festival

Featuring over 20 acts performing the blues and more than 30 craft beers to sample.

Harringay Arms, London N8

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 020 8292 3624

  • 12:00 – 01:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 020 8292 3624

  • 12:00 – 00:00
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Logierait Country Market

Held from spring to autumn on the third Saturday of the month, Logierait is almost always fully booked with traders. More of a fun day out than your average shopping experience, it’s probably the only market in the country to have its own narrow gauge railway running alongside it, built and maintained by the farm and…

Mill of Logierait Farm, Pitlochry

Sat 17 May

Free / 01796 482222

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 01796 482222

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 19 Jul

Free / 01796 482222

  • 10:00 – 14:00
…and 2 more dates until 20 Sep

Made in Assynt – Lochinver Craft and Produce Markets

Craft and produce from the North West Highlands.

Lochinver Village Hall

Fri 9 May

Free / 01571 844262

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 30 May

Free / 01571 844262

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 13 Jun

Free / 01571 844262

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 3 Oct

Morningside Farmers’ Market

After Morningside’s inaugural market on the 19th October 2013, they now run on the third Saturday of the month from the Merlin Pub’s car park. The range of traders is varied and cosmopolitan, from Windshiel’s organic meats and Edward Collins’ fish and seafood, to MaRoberts’ Tanzanian sauces and Knights Kitchen’s Kenyan…

The Merlin, Edinburgh

Sat 17 May

Free / 01506 834006

  • 09:30 – 15:30

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 01506 834006

  • 09:30 – 15:30

Sat 19 Jul

Free / 01506 834006

  • 09:30 – 15:30
…and 5 more dates until 20 Dec

The Big Chester Craft, Vintage and Gift Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 100 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 26 Apr

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sat 31 May

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Easter Farmer's Market

The best of Lancashire produce to sample and purchase from the market, and family themed activities along with guided tours.

Hoghton Tower, Preston

Mon 21 Apr

£1–£8 / 01254 852986

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Gower Chilli Festival and Cookoff

A chilli festival for the whole family, with music, activities, markets and – but of course – a whole lot of chilli to taste.

South Gower Sports Club, Swansea

Sat 19 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Highland & Moray Food and Drink Festival

The best of Scottish food and drink, with producers exhibiting their wares, chefs giving demonstrations and plenty to try and buy.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Sat 19 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Trading Fair, Do You Care?

Explorer, adventurer, reformer. David Livingstone was a man of action – and now it is your chance to change things for the better! Driven by a passion to improve the lives of others, we show you Dr Livingstone's amazing contribution to Fair Trade as well as Scotland’s contemporary Fair Trade links with Africa. Whether you…

David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre

Fri 16 May

donations welcome / 0844 493 2207

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Fawlty Towers Comedy Dinner Show

Fawlty Towers -themed dining evening.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Sat 10 May

£39.50 (includes three course meal and entertainment) / 01292 288235

Ideal Home Show Scotland

Make your house fantasies a reality with everything you need for redesigning and improving your home. Handy hints and design inspiration, plus an exciting mix of attractions including room sets and a show home.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 23 May

£12–£15 / 0844 854 2014

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 24 May

£12–£15 / 0844 854 2014

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 25 May

£12–£15 / 0844 854 2014

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 26 May

£12–£15 / 0844 854 2014

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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