The 9th Beccles Food and Drink Festival

Saturday, 25th May 2024

10am to 4pm

Get ready for gastronomic delights as Beccles Food and Drink Festival makes a highly anticipated return in 2024, providing an entertaining and affordable day out for both foodies and families. 

Celebrating the finest artisan food and drink from the local area and wider East Anglia, the free-to-attend event, now in it’s ninth year, is scheduled for Saturday 25th May.  With over 60 stalls based in the centre of the vibrant market town, the event runs from 10 am till 4 pm and will also include delicious world street food, music and children’s entertainment. 

The Local Flavours mobile cookery theatre, a new feature in 2023, is set to return, offering aspiring chefs and bakers culinary inspiration from local chefs and students of East Coast College in Lowestoft. 

A free Park & Ride shuttle service will run throughout the event from Beccles Quay, where additional parking will be available to supplement the ample town centre car parks. 

If anyone is interested in helping with the running of this great local event please feel free to contact us. 

Get ready for gastronomic delights as Beccles Food and Drink Festival makes a highly anticipated return in 2024, providing an entertaining and affordable day out for both foodies and families. 

Celebrating the finest artisan food and drink from the local area and wider East Anglia, the free-to-attend event, now in it’s ninth year, is scheduled for Saturday 25th May.  With over 60 stalls based in the centre of the vibrant market town, the event runs from 10 am till 4 pm and will also include delicious world street food, music and children’s entertainment. 

The Local Flavours mobile cookery theatre, a new feature in 2023, is set to return, offering aspiring chefs and bakers culinary inspiration from local chefs and students of East Coast College in Lowestoft. 

A free Park & Ride shuttle service will run throughout the event from Beccles Quay, where additional parking will be available to supplement the ample town centre car parks. 

Event Sponsors 2023

Video from Beccles Food & Drink Festival 2022

Schedule of Events 2023

TIME:  10.00am

DESCRIPTION:  Music Starts (click here for schedule)

LOCATION:  Outside Welcome Store / Next to Tower

TIME:  11.00am

DESCRIPTION:  Mayor’s Award Presentation

LOCATION:  At winning stall: Listen out for announcement

TIME:  11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  Chef Demonstrations

LOCATION:  Cookery Theatre, New Market

TIME:  11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

DESCRIPTION:  Hanton’s Punch & Judy Shows

LOCATION:  Behind St. Michael’s Church

TIME:  11.15am

DESCRIPTION:  Presentation of Stall Sustainability Award

LOCATION:  At winning stall: Listen out for announcement

TIME:  3:00pm

DESCRIPTION:  Last Chef Demonstration

LOCATION:  Cookery Theatre, New Market

TIME:  3:15pm

DESCRIPTION:  Last Music Act sets

LOCATION:  Outside Welcome Store / Next to Tower

The Beccles Food and Drink Festival
fringe events

Schedule of Events 2023

Time: 10am – 2:30pm

Description: Music Starts (click here for schedule)

Location: Welcome Store / Tower

Time: 11am,12pm,1pm,2pm

Description: Chef Demos 

Location: Cookery Theatre

Time: 11:00/12:30/1:30/2:30

Description: Hanton’s Punch & Judy

Location: Behind St. Michael’s Church

Time: 11:00 am

Description: Mayor’s Award

Location: To Be Announced

Time: 11:15 am

Description: Sustainability Award

Location: To Be Announced

Time: 3:00 pm

Description: Last Chef Demo

Location: Cookery Theatre

The Beccles Food and Drink Festival

Grazing Trail

On Festival Day we have The Grazing Trail. With over 60 stalls plus musical entertainment, we have created the Grazing Trail map to show locations.

Cookery Theatre

This year the Cookery Theatre will be located in New Market. Here you will be able to observe Chefs create culinary delights.

Fringe Events

Fringe events are events that local cafes and restaurants are holding alongside the main Food and Drink Festival event day.

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Mission Statement

To showcase, celebrate and promote local artisan food and drink and be an event of choice for producers and visitors.  We will do this by running a safe, well organised event, offering a diverse range of produce and entertainment, to support both local producers and businesses in Beccles.

Event Sponsors 2023

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