Essex Festival of Food and Drink

Cressing Temple

Back To Events Headshot of celebrity chef James Martin

Back with a bang for a seventh consecutive year, the Essex Festival of Food and Drink, sponsored by Adnams of Southwold will once again demonstrate exactly why the most "reem" of counties has a reputation for knowing how to party. The festival team are planning an event that will see the county's producers and exhibitors from the East Anglian region come together in one fun explosion of cooking eating, drinking and enjoying.

The action-packed line up of food events will include a full timetable of demonstrations, talks and tutored tasting from some of the region's very own food heroes. Known as the county's ultimate foodie weekend, this event will feature no shortage of opportunities to taste, dine and shop.

Be inspired by celebrity chefs at the Fisher Paykel Main Stage - the hugely popular, James Martin is back for a third consecutive year on Saturday 15 July - (his demos are always a sell out!) And we bring on the girls on Sunday 16 July, winner of the 2015 Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain and Gizzi Erskine who's edgy attitude and passion for what’s new and emerging has made her a real authority in the UK food scene.

Over 150 Artisan food and drink producers, free kids cookery classes, 2 open air food courts seating 600 visitors, live music and a wonderful party atmosphere.


15 and 16 July 2017


10am to 5pm

Who is it for?

All ages