The best food festivals in Cheshire

Food Festivals in Cheshire

Food Festivals in Cheshire - Credit: Archant

Our guide to some of the best food events in the county throughout 2018

23th - 25th January

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

There are over 130 breweries involvede in this yerars's event with over 600 ales to sample. 

Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Manchester, M2 3GX.


11th-13th April

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Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival

Over the last decade the Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival has become a must attend Easter event, where every year the city welcomes people from across UK. 

Chester Racecourse, Grey Friars, Chester, United Kingdom



Congleton Food and Drink Festival

This one day festival which features workshops, pop-up shop, entertainment and craft stalls.

The old favourites such as the omelette challenge featuring local chefs and a new and improved Tasty Traveller Passport Challenge.


4th July

Macclesfield Food Festival

A fabulous day out filled with wonderful foods and flavours to excite your senses in the picturesque town of Macclesfield. A busy market town on the banks of the River Bollin. Situated between the Cheshire Plain and the Peak District. The town will be a buzz with food traders, exhibitors and live entertainment amidst the beautiful surrounding scenery. Macclesfield Town Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10th - 12th July

Foodies Festival, Tatton

Over 200 artisan producers will be in the Producers' Market and you can feast on flavours from around the world on the Street Food Avenue.

You can also try oyster shucking, foraging and bee keeping in the  Tasting Theatre test your baking skills in the Cake and Bake Theatre.


28th-29th July

International Cheese Awards, Nantwich

Part of the Nantwich Show, the event, now the world's largest cheese show, has attracted entries from across the globe, all vying for the top prize of Supreme Champion.

The Cheese Marquee is now an awe-inspiring 80,500 sq ft, chock-full of 4,000 cheeses from across the world, and you may even spot the odd celebrity chef.


4th-6th September

Nantwich Food Festival

Set in the historic town of Nantwich with cosy shops and an array of independent retailers the Nantwich Food Festival celebrates local produce as well as introducing cuisines from around the world. Explore gourmet food halls housing over 160 stalls, enjoy chef demonstrations and live performances.

Nantwich, Cheshire East CW5 5AS


25th-26th September

The Gin Society -  Gin Festival 

With over 100 different kinds of gin, a prosecco cocktail bar and a DJ playing a mix of vintage tunes from the Charleston to the lindy bop, The Gin Society's glitzy events are a must for any summer festival calendar. With gins clearly divided into British, world, fruit and cocktail, visitors are invited to expand their palate and their knowledge. Distillers will be on hand to answer their most pressing questions. 

Manchester Cathedral 



Great British Food Festival, Arley Hall

This jam-packed festival includes top chef demos and for the more competitive of you Cake Off and Men vs. Food Challenges.

There are also kid's cookery classes and you can even book a guided foraging walk within the grounds of Arley Hall.



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