Food Festival

Saturday 05 May to Monday 07 May 2018
10.30am - 5pm

What’s On

The very best of the south east’s produce and will be showcased at our charming spring event. Enjoy free cookery classes and short talks, shop from vendors selling local produce, watch demonstrations and crafts, learn about historic food and drink in our collection of rescued historic houses, plus much more. There will be lots of tasty samples to try before you buy!

Food & Drink

Visit vendors around the Museum site, which feature tasty local produce, cookery books and country crafts from in and around the south east.

Cookery Theatre

Come and watch cookery demonstrations and hear short talks in the Cookery Theatre. Please note that some sessions will require pre-booking due to their popularity. Details to follow in March 2018.

Food and Drink Through History

Watch demonstrations of traditional food preparation and cookery, brewing and much more in our collection of rescued historic homes from south east England. Explore their period gardens to see what was grown and learn about its culinary and medicinal uses.

How to exhibit

If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, please download our revised Food Festival 2018 Exhibitor Pack.

We are not able to take reservations over the phone and require a completed, signed booking form (and all necessary documents) prior to accepting your booking. Please note that, as of this year, we require a separate pack for each event.

Download our Risk Assessment template here. For full Food Festival 2018 terms and conditions, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact our events team on 01243 811032 or [email protected].

Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 2nd March 2018.

Information for visitors

The Museum’s annual Food Festival will take place from Saturday 5 through to Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2018.

Standard admission prices apply (free for Annual Members) and tickets will be available to purchase in advance via our online shop. Please note that some Cookery Theatre sessions will require pre-booking due to their popularity. Details to follow in March 2018.

Visitors with disabilities are advised to read our accessibility pages in advance of their visit. Accessible parking is available for those in need – simply ask our team upon arrival and they will direct you.

Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking in our overflow car park fields. The Museum will open daily from 10.30am, closing at 5pm.

For further information, contact us on 01243 811363 or email [email protected].