What’s on this year?
This year you can look forward to…
Producers’ Market – with stalls brimming over with local food and drink to tempt and delight. From cheese to chutney, lamb to lettuce and pies to potatoes, whether you want something for supper or your food shop for the week ahead, this market is the place to be
Beer Festival – discover your favourites from the huge selection of our finest regional real ales and ciders
Cookery demonstrations – learn how to make the most of the market’s produce with a host of local chefs. Look out for our own version of Dickensian inspired cooking with some genuine 19th recipes from our own local kitchens! There is also the chance to enter our very own pease pudding competition – a dish synonymous with the North East as well as the famous Food Glorious Food song from Oliver.
Take time to enjoy a display of our own Victorian food heritage and if you time it right you might get to hear some very special renditions of Oliver from local schools!
Delicious local produce – enjoy lunch in the Barracks or buy your picnic at the market to enjoy it in the shade of Berwick’s historic town walls and quayside
Animal Farm – back by popular demand, a chance to meet some of our oldest rare breed animals first hand including the ever popular piglets
Slow Food Cinema – foodie films will be shown throughout the festival and with special screenings at The Maltings Theatre & Cinema.
Music – chill out to jazz or tap your toes to some traditional folk tunes from local musicians
Adults £2; Children under 12 FREE
Tickets include entrance to the festival and FREE ADMISSION to all Barracks attractions and museums
Now in its fifth year, the event attracts thousands of visitors from around the UK. And this year, to tie-in with the 200th Dickens Anniversary, there will be a special nod to his influence on Food Glorious Food – including our gate stewards in full Victorian regalia!
Organised by Berwick’s Slow Food Group, the festival is a unique chance for visitors to find out more about the thriving local food scene in Northumberland & the Scottish Borders.
Combining a showcase for local food producers with events celebrating the culture and heritage of food in the region, it makes a great day out! And there’s a wide-ranging programme of events throughout the Festival weekend.
Slow Food is part of the wider international Slow Movement; Berwick is one of the few UK towns to be granted Citta Slow status and certainly one of the most northerly! We aim to provide a good quality of life for both our residents and visitors and the Berwick Food Festival makes a major contribution to this.
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