Bristol Foodie Launch

Foodies Festival Launches New Festival on The Downs in Bristol Celebrating 10th Anniversary 26-28th June

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, hits Bristol on the Downs this weekend 26-28th June to celebrate its 10th anniversary. There will be Michelin-star and celebrity chefs cooking live, mountains of artisan producers, new food and drink theatres and more street food than you can shake a satay stick at!

Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite, local MasterChef winner Ping Coombes and Michelin-star chefs Jonray and Peter Sanchez Iglesias of Casamia, and a host of other top chefs will be cooking their favourite summer recipes at the Aga Rangemaster Chefs Theatre.

MasterChef winner Ping Coombes is also launching street food pop-up ‘Chairman Ping’. Ping commended, I’m incredibly excited and so looking forward to officially launching Chairman Ping and our Signature Pork Bun at Bristol Foodies Festival on The Downs this weekend.’ 

Fans of Street Food will need to head to the Street Food Avenue, a feasting hub at the heart of the festival, offering a huge selection of hot and cold dishes from around the world. Brazilian, Argentinian, Indian, Mexican, French and African are just some of the cuisines foodies can tuck into in the Feasting Tent.
New Tasting Theatre invites festival-goers to discover new tastes and learn new skills with Confectionary Made Easy classes from boutique chocolate maker Fiona Sciolti, Morgan Jupe and Vin D’am wine tastings, and a sausage making and tasting masterclass with Great British Sausage.
Visitors can look forward to toasting in the New Wine and Champagne Theatre with experts Charles Metcalfe and Neil Phillips, who will guide visitors through this season’s best wines and champagnes from the UK and around the world, whilst beer expert Melissa Cole hosts masterclasses in the New Craft Beer Theatre matching craft beers with foods.

Passionate bakers will be inspired at the Cake & Bake Theatre enjoying Chocolate Making, 3D cake modelling, and Sugar-Craft masterclasses and a complementing Chocolate, Cake and Bake Village selling bakes, jams, gadgets and baking essentials.

There’ll also be over 200 exhibitors in the Artisan Producers Market selling award winning cheeses, wines, bakes and condiments; festival-goers will be spoilt for choice with samples and for what to buy to take home and enjoy.

If you like it spicy you can also break the current record of 16 million scoville eaten to win the Chilli Eating Crown – that’s 6400 times the average chill heat! 

Little foodies can explore their taste buds and learn basic skills with Picnic in the Park themed masterclasses in the Children’s Cookery Theatre, where Kiddy Cook will show them how to make finger sandwiches, jellies and chocolate bugs.

After a day of food and fun, foodies can relax and soak in the atmosphere with live music from the Entertainment Stage and a glass of bubbly or cocktail from the Giant Pimm’s Teapot or Captain Morgan Mojito Ship. Rumtastic!

Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 0844 995 1111

Friday adult day ticket £10.00 (£8.00 concession)

Saturday or Sunday adult day ticket £13.00 (£11.00 concession)
3-day adult ticket £20.00 (£16.00 concession)Friday VIP ticket £35.00*
Saturday or Sunday VIP ticket £38.00*
*VIP tickets include a welcome glass of bubbly, access to the VIP tent with private bar and refreshments throughout the day, priority entry to food and drink masterclasses, a goody bag and a showguide.
All children aged 12 and under go free to all Foodies Festivals when accompanied by an adult.
Opening times:
Friday 26th June: 11am – 7pm
Saturday 27th June: 11am – 7pm
Sunday 28th June: 11am – 6pm
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Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol lists, guides & videos. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.

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