Frequently Asked Questions


Where are toilets?

Toilet facilities are marked on Grazing trail map or please visit Information Point for assistance.

What Children’s entertainment will be available?

The ever popular Punch & Judy show will be available behind the church and a children’s face painter will also be available on the same area.

Where is park and Ride?

The FREE park & ride facility will be running from 09:45 until 16:15 throughout the day. The car park is near Beccles Quay and will be signposted from the A146. The bus drop-off and pick-up is clearly marked on the Grazing Trail map and is located in Exchange Square opposite Twyfords Café.

Is there a charge for Park & Ride?

There is no charge for the park & ride but Beccles Lions will be holding a voluntary collection near the entrance/exit.

What are the trading times?

The Festival will be open for visitors from 10am until 4pm.

What are the hot food options?

This year we have Hot Dogs, Free Range Fried Chicken, Wood Fired Pizza, New Delhi Street Food, Poke Bowls Chicken Satay and Wild Boar Burgers.

What venues are being used?

Outside stalls will be spread throughout the town centre including New Market, Sheepgate and around St. Michael’s Church. Indoor stalls will be located within the church.

Where will First Aid be situated?

First Aid will be located within the Bell Tower and is clearly marked on the Grazing Trail maps.

Where is the information point?

This will be located in Exchange Square at the beginning of the Grazing Trail and here you can find details of activities happening on the day and information about other events happening in Beccles throughout the year.

Will Grazing Trail maps be available?

Large streetside maps will be located around the town and a QR code on the map will take you straight to an interactive Grazing Trail or allow you to download a copy. Limited paper versions of the map will be available from the Information point but this option has been reduced to limit the amount of paper wastage on the day.

What is food festival’s sustainability journey?

We have asked our stallholders to tell us what they were doing to be more sustainable. Most are acting on recycling, using recycled materials and re-using materials. Many have reduced the miles travelled and have a preference for local suppliers. Some really exciting projects included a scheme to collect packaging for composting, and a business entirely powered by its own solar panels. During the Festival there will be a stall raising awareness of sustainability and the simple steps we can all make to look after our world better in the future.

Is there a Mayors award?

The Mayors award is presented to the best presented stall as judged by the current Beccles Mayor. The trophy has kindly been sponsored by Sweeties.

Who is attending?

The Grazing Trail page of the website shows the locations of the stalls but also has a list of the organisations attending with a link to their websites where available.

Is there music?

Around the town there are dedicated music locations so please look out for the Music signs and visit the entertainment schedule on the website to see who is playing, where and when.

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