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Described by The Telegraph as a 'heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations', the festival is now a landmark event on the culinary calendar.

During the Festival the whole of Dartmouth buzzes with activity. With street entertainers, food and drink stalls, cooking contests to enter and children’s activities, cooking demonstrations and classes, you and your children will have a wonderful day out. 

The Festival has something for the whole family. There plenty for grown ups with amazing cookery demonstrations, drinks seminars and tastings. You'll meet celebrity chefs and local cookery heroes and some of the UK's top food writers. For children there's the Children's Tea Party at the start of the Festival on the Thursday, followed by lots of fun events throughout the Festival. And even your dog can can be a gourmand for the day and savour the latest doggy flavoured ice cream from Dartmouth Ice Cream Company.

And the good news! Most of the Festival is FREE, thank to our generous Sponsors! You'll only need to pay for certain events.

Our venue times:

Embankment, Boat Float and the Royal Avenue Gardens

Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 22nd October: 10am – 4pm

Festival Bar on the Embankment

Open until 8pm on Friday & Saturday, and Sunday until 4pm

Market Square

Saturday 21st October: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 22nd October: 10am – 4pm 

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Getting money in Dartmouth: Since 2 of our banks have closed recently we would advise you to come well stocked up with cash ready to spend with our lovely exhibitors and local businesses! Many exhibitors will of course have card machines and the festival will also have one at our Merchandise stall in the Royal Avenue Gardens.

Cash points are available in the lower town are at the Natwest Bank (Duke Street), Spar shop (Victoria Road) CO-OP (Fairfax Place) and McColls newsagents (The Quay). Outside the town centre machines are situated at Sainsburys (Nelson Road), Holliss Garage (Townstal Road) and Kingswear Post Office (Fore Street).

Further information

We want you and your family to get the best from the Food Festival and we know it helps visitors to Dartmouth if you know a little about the practicalities of getting here, parking and finding your way around. Check out our other pages on how to get here, where to park and where to stay.

And of course, if you have a question we may already have the answer ready for you within Your Questions. If you have a question that's not covered here, please get in touch and we'll do our best to help.