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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 23 Aug

£5 (Under 12 free free when accompanied by an adult) / 0131 556 5565

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Aug

£5 (Under 12 free free when accompanied by an adult) / 0131 556 5565

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 6 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

Sun 7 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

Hawick Summer Festival

A nine-day festival including a wide range of events for all the family, from Junior Hawick's Got Talent to writers' workshops, a gala day with pipers and a fair, storytelling events and a quiz night.

Various venues: Hawick

Sat 23 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07890 281880

Sun 24 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07890 281880

Beer The Festival

A contemporary take on the traditional beer festival with a host of city centre bars offering beer as well as top-drawer wines, single malt whiskys and cocktails.

Devonshire Green, Sheffield

Mon 25 Aug

£6–£16 Includes free festival glass, pint free of beer and souvenir tasting notes / 01142 945 057

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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.

South Park, Oxford

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18)

Sun 24 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18)

Mon 25 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18)

Jamie Oliver & Alex James present The Big Feastival

A festival of music and food for the whole family - the brainchild of TV cook Jamie Oliver and musician and farmer Alex James. This year's big musical acts include Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum and Kelis.

Alex James' Farm, Chipping Norton

Fri 29 Aug

£5–£69

With Performances by: Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Laura Mvula, De La Soul Norman Jay MBE, Stornoway, Kitty and Daisy & Lewis and Jack Savoretti.

Sat 30 Aug

£5–£69

With Performances by: Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Laura Mvula, De La Soul Norman Jay MBE, Stornoway, Kitty and Daisy & Lewis and Jack Savoretti.

Sun 31 Aug

£5–£69

With Performances by: Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Laura Mvula, De La Soul Norman Jay MBE, Stornoway, Kitty and Daisy & Lewis and Jack Savoretti.

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Best of the West Festival

Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for…

Inveraray Castle

Sat 13 Sep

£19.50 for weekend pass, £14.50 for single day pass (under 16s £14.50 for weekend pass, £9.50 for single day pass; under 8s free if accompanied by… / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 19:30

Sun 14 Sep

£19.50 for weekend pass, £14.50 for single day pass (under 16s £14.50 for weekend pass, £9.50 for single day pass; under 8s free if accompanied by… / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Celebrity chefs, food and drink stalls, free demos and live entertainment at this celebration of good eats.

Victoria Square, Bolton

Sat 23 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £5–£8 for celeb chef demos (gala dinner £55)

Sun 24 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £5–£8 for celeb chef demos (gala dinner £55)

Mon 25 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £5–£8 for celeb chef demos (gala dinner £55)

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

Dundee Flower and Food Festival

A delicious staple in the Dundee calendar, with food and drink tastings, chef demonstrations, live music and competitions including the World Jampionships. Once they've had enough to eat, shows and face-painting are on hand to entertain the kids. Special guests announced nearer the time, but last year there were…

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Fri 5 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Sat 6 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Sun 7 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Dundee Rotary Oktoberfest

Throughout the long weekend a host of live bands provide a soundtrack to the main event: 30 real ales and ten continental biers, which are housed in the atmospheric surrounds of Dundee's Discovery Quay.

Discovery Quay, Dundee

Thu 2 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 201245

Fri 3 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 201245

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 201245

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FeastRen

feastRen puts the emphasis on local produce and eateries as local chefs mix with industry names in a programme of demonstrations led by Jaqueline O'Donnell, workshops and an awards ceremony.

Various venues: East Renfrewshire

Fri 29 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sat 30 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sun 31 Aug

Times & prices vary

FordFest

A family friendly festival to raise money for the Fordhall Community Land initiative. There's live music and real ale and cider from local breweries for the grown ups and Jester Jack, face paintings and family games including welly wanging and barrel rolling for the kids. Camping is available for £10 a tent.

Fordhall Farm, Market Drayton

Sat 6 Sep

£12 in advance, £15 on the door (Children free) / 01630 638696

  • 11:00 – 23:00

GROG'S Legendary Bottled Beer Festival

Taste as many samples as you can (there's over 100 to choose from), with some bottles available for purchase on the day.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

£10 / 0131 667 2855

Huntly Hairst – Food and Farming Festival

A community festival featuring a wide variety of things to see and to do which are all connected to the culture and life of Huntly's farming community. Local musicians provide the backdrop to a series of literature and foodie events. Among competitions for cooking and baking the hotly contested World Stovie Championships…

Various venues, Huntly

Sat 6 Sep

Times vary / 01466 720247

Sun 7 Sep

Times vary / 01466 720247

Leytonstone Big Weekender

A weekend of free arts, culture and live entertainment. On Saturday there's an arts trail, craft workshops and outdoor activities including trampolines, a ridge line climbing wall and crazy golf. On Sunday, Church Lane is transformed into a street party with a food market, bouncy castles and musical performances.

Cathall Green, London E11

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Church Lane, London E11

Sun 7 Sep

Free

  • 13:00 – 18:00
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Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

Tasty tipples and appetising nibbles on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. The festival comprises free cookery demonstrations (including a WWII themed one), a farmers' market, continental market, tasting and sampling sessions, a real ale tent and live music. Plus, an appearance from James Morton from The Great British Bake…

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01389 751031

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01389 751031

  • 10:00 – 18:00

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

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

Munch Street Food International Food and Drinks Festival

A large number of traders come together to serve up their delicious street food, covering every cuisine in the book. There's also a chance to take in a spot of music while you chow down. Expect to see the Cheeky Indian, Mama's Jerk Chicken, Shrimp's, Quinto Quarto, plus many others.

Potters Fields Park, London SE1

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 020 7407 4701

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 020 7407 4701

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 020 7407 4701

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Nantwich Food Festival

Food festival for all ages featuring demonstrations, tastings, entertainment and live music.

Nantwich Town Centre

Fri 5 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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The Oxford Wine Festival

Sample wines from around the world at one of Oxford's most iconic venues: the Oxford Union. Featuring an extensive range of tastings and presentations from special guests. All accompanied by fine food and live music.

The Oxford Union

Sat 23 Aug

01865 241353

  • 13:00 – 22:00

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

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

Mon 15 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01722 332241

Tue 16 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01722 332241

Wed 17 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01722 332241

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