Food & drink, Festival

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Stockfest

Stockbridge gets their party hats on for this week-long festival, including ceilidhs, food & drink markets, poetry readings, workshops, cookery demos and one big closing party.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 21 Sep

Times & prices vary

Mon 22 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 5 more dates until 27 Sep

Nottingham Food & Drink Festival

The highlight of this year's Food & Drink Fortnight, this mini festival features an array of food, stalls, demos, live music and special activities.

Trinity Square, Nottingham

Fri 19 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Free

Part of Nottingham Food & Drink Fortnight.

Sat 20 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Free

Part of Nottingham Food & Drink Fortnight.

Africa on the Square

A festival celebrating African culture, featuring food, fashion and live music.

Trafalgar Square, London WC2

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 020 7983 4100

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Cake, Bake and Food Festival

Hundreds of stalls offering cakes and cakes and other delights to make your tastebuds mighty happy.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Fri 22 May 2015

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 23 May 2015

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 May 2015

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Walpole Park, London W5

Fri 22 May 2015

£15; £12 adv (Children £5 adv, under 12s; £12) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 May 2015

£15; £12 adv (Children £5 adv, under 12s; £12) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Carluke Jam & Ham Festival

Live music, jam sessions and amateur opera, plus jam (the spreading on toast-kind) and preserve making master-classes. This year's festival also features ham!

SLC Lifestyles, Carluke

Thu 2 Oct

£5

  • 19:00
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Dundee Rotary Oktoberfest

Throughout the long weekend a host of live bands provide a soundtrack to the main event: real ale, micro breweries and craft ciders, stouts and lagers, which are housed in the atmospheric surrounds of Dundee's Discovery Quay. Bands include Chasing St Jude, Pretty Shameless, Jack Rabbit Slims, Tonka and The Full Tin Tin.

Discovery Quay, Dundee

Thu 2 Oct

£10 / 01382 201245

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

£10 / 01382 201245

  • 18:00 – 00:00

Sat 4 Oct

£10 / 01382 201245

  • 18:00 – 00:00

Edinburgh Chocolate Festival

Over 40 exhibitors, and including demonstrations, tasters, great gift ideas, chocolate cocktail bar and much more. Chocoholic stuff.

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

Sun 7 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

FebruaryFest

Running for more than 20 years FebruaryFestival brings a whole month of the best beer Scotland's brewers have to offer to thirsty drinkers. The programme also boasts live music, quiz nights, along with beer's best pal – whisky.

Clachaig Inn, Glencoe

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

Sun 1 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

…and 27 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

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.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

The London Coffee Festival

A festival catering to over 20,000 coffee, tea and food lovers. In aid of Project Waterfall, a charity delivering clean water projects to coffee producing countries.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Thu 30 Apr 2015

£11.50 in advance; £14.50 on the door / 020 7770 6100

  • 10:00 – 19:00
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London Without Limits

This inaugural festival presents a series of surprising, sensory and sociable blindfold events. Attend gigs, comedy nights and food tastings whilst blindfolded. The festival raises money for RLSB (Royal London Society for Blind People), a London-based charity committed to ending the loneliness, unemployment and poverty…

Various venues: London, WC2R

Thu 25 Sep

Times & prices vary

Fri 26 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sat 27 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 36 more dates until 2 Nov

Mold Food & Drink Festival

Celebrate all things food – from cookery demonstrations to honey tastings to butchery demos – at the annual food and drink fest. This year's celebrity chefs include Bryn Williams, Marcus Bean and Graham Tinsley.

New Street Car Park, Mold

Sat 20 Sep

£5 (Family £10; Under 13s £2) / 01352 741466

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

£5 (Family £10; Under 13s £2) / 01352 741466

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Nottingham Food & Drink Fortnight

Nottingham's Food & Drink Fortnight returns for its second year. Organised by the Nottingham Business Improvement District, it showcases the city's array of food and drink venues. This year's highlights include an outdoor festival at Trinity Square with food, stalls, demos, live music and special activities.

Nottingham

Fri 19 Sep

Times vary / Free

Sat 20 Sep

Times vary / Free

Sun 21 Sep

Times vary / Free

…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

Peebles Food Festival

Peebles' Food Festival features cooking demonstrations, competitions and a farmers market. Younger chefs are catered for, with a series of yummy special events.

Various Venues, Peebles

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

Portmeirion Food & Craft Festival

Featuring up to 100 exhibitors, cooking and craft demonstrations, seasonal entertainment from a variety of choirs and a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Portmeirion Village & Gardens, Penrhyndeudraeth

Sat 6 Dec

£4; under 5's free (Children £2) / 01766 770000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 5 Dec 2015

£4; under 5's free (Children £2) / 01766 770000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Rugby Food and Drink Festival

The best foodie eats and beery treats from the Rugby area.

St Andrew’s Church, Rugby

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 01788 890789

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 01788 890789

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 01788 890789

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 01788 890789

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Salisbury Food & Drink Festival

A week of foodie events, family fun and gastronomical discoveries. There's wine tasting, a food foraging walk, workshops and a competition to design a new pancake filling.

Guildhall Square, Salisbury

Fri 19 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01722 332241

Sat 20 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01722 332241

Sun 21 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01722 332241

Scotland's Outdoor Festival of Chocolate

Scotland's first outdoor chocolate festival, celebrating the cocoa bean in all its facets. Stalls featuring chocolate soap and candles, workshops, talks, demonstrations and plenty of delectable chocolate tastings are all on the programme.

King Edward Street, Perth

Sat 22 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Scottish Braves Harvest Chilli Festival

A celebration of all things chilli, including food and drink and a 'Clash of the Titans' chilli eating contest.

Scone Palace, Perth

Sat 20 Sep

£6.30 (Students £5.70; Children £4.40; Family £20) / 01738 552300

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Sun 21 Sep

£6.30 (Students £5.70; Children £4.40; Family £20) / 01738 552300

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

Annual celebration of Scotland's fantastic larder offering more than 200 events around the country. These range from cookery demonstrations to festivals, farmers' markets and tasting events.

Various venues, Scotland

Fri 19 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 0952

Sat 20 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 0952

Sun 21 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 0952

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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

As traditional boats congregate in the historic harbour, the seaside town of Portsoy celebrates with a festival of music, dance and traditional crafts and art.

Various Venues, Portsoy

Fri 3 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Sat 4 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Sun 5 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

While the main focus of this festival is obviously going to be on the Scotland's aqua vitae, there's a wide-ranging programme of events going on in the meantime. Distilleries, shops, restaurants, pubs and villages throughout Speyside – home to more than half of Scotland's whisky distilleries – welcome visitors with an…

Various venues: Speyside

Thu 30 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary

Fri 1 May 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 2 May 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 2 more dates until 4 May 2015

St Andrews Food and Drink Festival

A month-long celebration of Fife's produce with demonstrations, tastings and special events across town.

Various venues: St Andrews

Sat 22 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 24 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 6 more dates until 30 Nov

Talking Peace Festival

A festival of events taking place around International Peace Day. Featuring talks, comedy, art, food and more, all promoting the importance of dialogue in resolving conflict.

Bernie Spain Gardens By Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1

Sat 20 Sep

Free

  • 08:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free

  • 08:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free

  • 08:00
…and 7 more dates until 29 Sep

Taste of Autumn

An autumn-theme day out to mark the harvest festival.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Wed 15 Oct

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Thu 16 Oct

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 17 Oct

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct