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Dartmouth Food Festival

Dartmouth Food Festival is held every October in Dartmouth town centre.  It has grown from its humble beginnings into a first-class feast of entertainment since its beginnings in 2004.  It features workshops, seminars, tastings, competitions, demonstrations, and over one hundred hand-picked exhibitors.  The festival is now a landmark event on the culinary calendar that aims to deliver the best that the South West has to offer.  Dartmouth Food Festival is a free event to all so be sure to check it out on Your Devon Escape.

The event is special because of the wide range of events, demonstrations, talks, and tastings offered over the three days.  The organisers like to maintain a balance between old favourites and bringing something new to each event.  They aim to have a programme which appeals to experienced foodies, those who want to improve their culinary skills, and individuals who simply want to enjoy a fun day out.  Most demonstrations and talks are free of charge, so simply turn up and grab a seat; however, for some events, you need to book in advance so be sure to check out their website as they get booked up quick!

Talks, discussions, practical demonstrations, and masterclasses are offered across the weekend from a wide range of professional chefs, experts, and local producers.  Hands-on workshops focussing on different culinary skills such as pasta and sushi making are held in the Royal Avenue Gardens and various indoor venues across the town throughout the weekend.  Enjoy tasting sessions where you can learn all about cheese, tea, and chocolate, or take part in wine seminars and tastings learning from experts.

Alongside the events organised by the festival, many of the local restaurants, cafes, and shops aim to offer something special for their diners each day of the festival.  Be sure to take a walk around town to see what you fancy.

The festival also holds special events for children.  There is a children’s tea party held on the Friday and is open to all.  Many local producers come together to provide tasters for local and visiting youngsters to try local, new, and exciting foods.  Check out their website to see where this year’s tea party is held.

Dartmouth Food Festival is a popular event for locals and visitors alike.  Be sure to check it out on Your Devon Escape.  And if you are looking for somewhere to stay for the event, head to our website to view our range of properties.

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