Foodie heaven all year round

Just noticed on the Times website there’s a big list of all the events across the UK for foodie lovers like you and me.

Here’s a quick run down of some of the most interesting sounding events in the North, so you can get them in your diary.

From March 10-13, the Roman city of Chester is putting on a food and drink festival at the racecourse, with a large producers’ market, and wine, beer, champagne and cheese tastings.

The Chester Food and Drink website hasn’t been updated yet, but there is some info on the Visit Chester website.

From April 4-5, Lancashire is holding its annual food festival, with street dancing music, and of course, traditional regional food. Take a look at

For 100 years now, Nantwich puts on a cheese festival, which I’ve heard is fantastic. This year it’s at Dorfold Hall Park and it’s the biggest cheese show in the world, with exhibitors from all over the world. You can put my name down for this right now.

This really tickles my fancy (or should that be taste buds?) – Kendal is putting on a chilli festival, which will take place at the Elizabethan Levens Hall and give people the chance to try to hottest spiciest chilli jams, jellies, sauces, seeds and powders.

Nantwich, which must be full of foodies, is holding what they’ve billed as ‘Britiain’s tastiest festival’ with more than 2,000 products to taste during the three day event. This could be a great time to check out this very pretty historic market town, which sits right on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Our very own Manchester has its well-established food festival. Dates to be confirmed and the website hasn’t been updated yet, but be sure it’ll be a good ‘un.

One comment

  • February 12, 2009 - 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Chester Food & Drink Festival is usually very good and well worth a visit for the many local food producers exhibiting, plus events like the sausage competition. They are always late every year updating the website, often only a few weeks before it kicks off. The best place to get the inside info is on the forum at

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