Food festivals are, more often than not, annual events that bring people together over quality food and drink producers. They can be independently organised or run through a local tourist board.
Festivals can vary greatly in both admission fees and size, and often feature:
Competitions such as competitive eating or bake offs (arguably made popular by the BBC’s Great British Bake Off).
If you fancy doing a bit of further reading about food festivals, some of our favourite broadsheets have written handy seasonal summaries for your information. The Independent has written a fab article on top UK summer food festivals, and Grazia have also given their view. The Telegraph has written a roundup of their pick of food festivals that take place in autumn, while MSN has an article that focuses on events around winter and Christmas.