Devon food festivals

If you love food, there are plenty of Devon food festivals and events taking place this year to tempt your taste buds and keep you entertained while in Devon. If you’re planning a stay in Sidmouth, why not time your visit with one of the region’s many food celebrations?

Here’s a round-up of this year’s Devon food festivals within a 20-mile radius of the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel:

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 2018: 5-7 May

Exeter Castle, Exeter

A three-day annual celebration of the exceptional food and drink produced in the South West.  The event features cookery demonstrations, workshop activities and the chance to meet producers and chefs, with over 100 exhibitors in two large food and drink pavilions.

Sidmouth Sea Fest: 12 May

The Ham, Sidmouth

An annual celebration of all things coastal. Now in its fifth year, there will be much food and drink on offer with fish cooking skills demonstrations, plenty of locally caught seasonal fish and other local food.

River Cottage Spring Food Fair: 27-29 May

River Cottage, Park Farm, Axminster

A weekend a weekend full of cooking, growing, relaxing and eating. Activities include chef demos, artisan food stalls, kids’ workshops, talks and live music.

Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival: 2 June

Ottery St Mary

An annual celebration of everything the immediate area around Ottery St Mary offers regarding food and drink. The day’s activities include food demonstrations, workshops, a street market, street food, entertainment, and children’s activities.

Devon Fire and Spice Festival: 18-19 August

Powderham Castle, Kenton

A fiery festival for spicy food lovers. This hot chilli festival features barbecue demonstrations and competitions, plus a chilli cook-off competition, great music, hot spicy food and non-hot foods such as charcuterie, artisan breads, local cheeses, jams, sauces and spice kits.

Powderham Food Festival: 7-8 October

Powderham Castle, Kenton

All the delicious food produced by the Powderham Castle estate, including venison and other game, beef, pork and lamb as well as River Exe shellfish will be turned into great dishes by several demonstrating cooks and chefs.  130 stalls will be selling artisan food and drink and delicious hot food.

If you’re planning a stay in Sidmouth coupled with a visit to one of the Devon food festivals, you can check availability and rates here.

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