Largest regional food festival returns for Leicestershire for 14th year

Largest regional food festival returns for Leicestershire for 14th year

Food and drink lovers from the East Midlands and beyond will flock to Melton Mowbray from 7-8 October 2017 when the largest regional food festival in the country returns for its 14th year.

The East Midlands Food Festival will be held at Melton Mowbray Market and will showcase some of the UK’s best locally-produced food and drink from around 200 exhibitors. There will also be live demonstrations from professional chefs such as Rachel Green and Jo Pratt in the Food Theatre, expert butchers showing people how to carve and cook the best joints of meat, entertainment with a gospel choir and ukulele band, a new, enlarged Kids Food Zone, and street food with hot dishes from around the world.

Tickets are priced at £6 (£5 in advance). Children under 16 enter free. Advance tickets are on sale from the Visit Leicester centre in Leicester and Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray, or online from

There is coach parking available on site for up to 50 coaches and group offers are available on request. Contact [email protected] for more details.

Matthew O’Callaghan, organiser of the East Midlands Food Festival said: “The Festival goes from strength to strength and we’re looking to increase the number and diversity of our food and drink exhibitors this year so that there will be something to meet all tastes, literally!”

The Festival is organised by the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership with main sponsorship from Samworth Brothers and the support of the Melton Mowbray Market.


Image credit: Lionel Heap

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