The Best Food Festivals & Foodie Events for Christmas 2019

The Best Food Festivals & Foodie Events for Christmas 2019

Every Foodie loves Christmas – it’s the law – and there’s one thing that’s nearly as good as eating great Christmas food and that’s shopping for great Christmas food! So Gastronomer has put together a guide to the Best Food Festivals & Foodie Events for Christmas 2019 so you can stock up on all the essential (and quite a bit of non-essential) Christmas Food and Drink.

Any time of year is a good time to wander around a food festival or food market tasting and buying great food, but in the lead up to Christmas there’s a bit of magic in the air, planning and looking forward to the mouth watering food line-up for your festive season…

Taste of London

 

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When: 21-24 November 2019
Where:
Tobacco Dock, London
Cost:
from £17

Taste of London runs from 21 to 24 November at Tobacco Dock with signature dishes from more than twenty of the capital’s restaurants, cooking demos,cocktail shaking, cheese making and much more!

Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre

 

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When: 6-8 December 2019
Where:
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
Cost:
from £21.30 (under 5’s free)

The Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre is a delicious festive weekend food festival set in the palace and grounds of Hampton Court. Organised in partnership with BBC Good Food, it’s a festive foodies paradise full of delicious artisan food and drink, perfect gifts to shop from, and inspiring seasonal cookery demonstrations.

BBC Good Food Show, Birmingham

 

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When: 28 November – 1 December 2019
Where:
Birmingham NEC
Cost:
from £18

The BBC Good Food Show at the Birmingham NEC is packed with an all-star line-up of chefs and experts, independent and artisan producers, plus plenty of seasonal entertainment and tasty treats just in time for Christmas. The Big Kitchen, hosted by Marcus Bean, is the centerpiece of this huge foodie event and features celebrity chefs such as Nadiya Hussain, Michel Roux Jr, The Hairy Bikers and Mary Berry cooking delicious dishes live on stage.

Padstow Christmas Festival

 

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When: 5-8 December 2019
Where:
Padstow, Cornwall
Cost:
Free

Padstow has long been a great Foodie destination and the Padstow Christmas Festival is now in it’s twelfth year.  This year’s line-up includes the likes of Nieves Barragán Mohacho, Phil Vickery, Jack Stein, Brian Turner, Angela Hartnett, Tom Parker Bowles, Matthew Fort, Reza Mahammad, and Channel 4’s Million Pound Menu judge, Atul Kochhar.

Food Festivals & Events for Christmas 2019

Kington Winter Food Festival, Herefordshire

 

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When: 7 December 2019
Where:
Kington Market Hall, Herefordshire, HR53BQ
Cost:
Free

Kingtons annual food and drink festival is now in its 14th year and features the very best of what the Welsh/English borders have to offer. With over 90 stalls, spread over five different venues from the market hall and coach house to Kington centre at the opposite end of the high street. The Kington Winter Food Festival has everything for the festive foodie from charcuterie to patisserie, fresh meat to chocolate, to oil’s and kitchen wear.

Viva! Vegan Festival, Bristol

 

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When: 7 December 2019
Where:
Richmond Building, Bristol BS8 1LN
Cost:
£3 (under 16’s free)

Viva! helps people reduce their meat, fish, dairy and egg intake and move towards a kind, compassionate, healthy diet. Viva! Vegan Festivals were born out of trying to equip people with all the info they need to change themselves or to bring about change in others. Viva! Bristol provides all the information anyone could ever want about going, being and staying vegan – or moving in that direction.

Winter Wine & Cheese Festival, Dublin

 

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When: 21 November – 14 December 2019
Where:
Jam Park, Swords, Co Dublin
Cost:
from €15

The Winter Wine & Cheese Festival in Dublin maybe more about the wine than the cheese but what the hell – it’s Christmas – and besides if one city knows how to throw a great party its Dublin! With more than 15,000 people attending the  summer event Christmas was added to the schedule this year – Praise Brie!

We hope this guide to the best Christmas Food Festivals & Events for Christmas 2019 has had your mouth watering and maybe lead to getting yourself along to one of them. If you’re looking for places to stay near one of the events there’s over 200 Foodie places to stay in England in the Gastronomer directory. So for the latest Foodie articles, offers and places to stay, please keep checking back, follow us on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter and sign up to our email newsletter.