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.

Where is disabed parking facilities?

The FREE minibuses from the park & ride facility at Beccles Quay are disabled friendly. There are also disabled parking spaces in the Town Centre car parks. Hungate car park is the closest to the Festival stalls. 

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.

Are there hot food options?

There will be a selection of world street food to suit all tastes. These are clearly marked on the Grazing Trail map with a Hot Food symbol.

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.

Will there be cookery demonstrations?

A mobile Cookery Theatre will be within New Market and the schedule of demonstrations is available on the Festival Day page. Our Festival Cryer will also be announcing the times of the demonstrations, so please listen out for them.

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. Paper versions of the map will not be available from the Information point as we work to reduce 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 Best Stall appearance award?

An award is presented to the stall judged to the best  in categories of; product display, staff turnout and overall appearance. The trophy has kindly been sponsored by Sweeties.

Who is attending?

The Festival Day 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.

Are dogs allowed?

The festival takes place in a public area so there is no restriction on who can attend. But please be aware that there will be a lot of people around the stalls and music playing in certain locations so take this into account before bring any dogs.

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