Passionate about food? Spend a creative culinary weekend in Kent’s Victoria Gardens at Broadstairs Food Festival, a beloved 10 year old festival bringing all of Kent’s finest food and drink traders and brands to one place, for food lovers to discover and enjoy.
You might not have considered Kent to be a particular destination for foodies, hence why this festival was born 10 years ago. In its 11th year, Broadstairs Food Festival once again attracts foodies to the calm coastal Kent town to celebrate all the culinary delights on offer in and around Kent. If moseying around by the sea tasting different foods and drinks sounds like an ideal way for you to spend a weekend, mark the dates in your calendar now and discover what the festival will look like below…
It’s not just your stomach that will be full after a weekend at the festival – it’s your brain, too. Broadstairs Food Festival has a brilliant selection of events and pop-ups lined up to get attendees involved in the cooking processes and to ensure everyone leaves with skills to utilise in daily life. Here are our highlights:
Knife Skills: Slicing & Dicing, Friday 4th October, 11am – 11:45am Book tickets here.
The Perfect Cheeseboard, Saturday 5th October, 11:30am – 12:30pm. Book tickets here.
Whiskey & Cheese Pairing, Saturday 5th October, 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Book tickets here.
Boasting over 100 exhibitors, there’s so much to see (and taste) at Broadstairs, such as authentic Thai food, handmade marshmallows, a local vineyard’s wines, fruit liqueurs, vegan prosecco, and New Orleans style seafood. Discover the full list here.
This year, the festival has launched a new policy on plastic. Sitting on the clifftop bordering one of Europe’s busiest waterways, the festival can see first-hand the ever-growing problem plastic causes in rivers and seas. Striving to increase the sustainability of the festival, it is making efforts to use 100% compostable cutlery, plates and packaging and move away from single-use plastics. So, when heading to the festival, why not be a positive contributor and guest by bringing your own reusable bags to take all your foodie goodies home with you!
October 4 – 6
Friday 5th & Saturday 5th: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 6th: 10am – 5pm
Victoria Gardens, Broadstairs CT10 1QL
The festival has free entry – get your tickets to individual events here.