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The best food festivals in Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 14:01 29 December 2017 | UPDATED: 21:24 07 January 2018

Food Festivals in Cheshire

Food Festivals in Cheshire


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

25th – 27th 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.



31st March – 2nd April

Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle 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



27th - 28th April

Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival

Enjoy food from around the world, as well as live entertainment, at the Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival.



10th June

Congleton Food and Drink Festival

This year’s event is the tenth installment of 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.



13th - 15th 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.



25th 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.



31st August - 1st 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



22nd - 23rd September

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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