Please check the Events section for details of each day but it’s worth highlighting that Thursday is our Children’s Day. The main Festival days to visit are Friday (South Embankment & Royal Avenue Gardens only), Saturday and Sunday where there’ll be a wide array of market stalls, celebrity Chef Demonstrations and other activities going on. If you’d like to go to any of the planned evening events (some earlier in the week) then you may need to book in advance. To book your place and pay for your ticket head to our our Events section on this website.
Yes, yes, yes – we love them! Thursday, Children’s Day, is specifically for young uns. Most of the day is for our local primary school children but if you are a visitor with children then you are welcome to attend, space permitting. Later on in the afternoon there will be a Children’s Tea Party which is open to all. We are also holding a Wake Up and Cook event for children in the Demo Kitchen on Saturday morning and check our Workshop schedule as many of these are for children too.
Yes, we strongly recommend it as most Dartmouth restaurants will be booked up well in advance of the food festival, particularly The Seahorse, Browns Hotel, The Dart Marina River Restaurant, The Royal Castle Hotel and Bayards Cove Inn. Remember that it’s also the start of the Half Term break so another reason to ensure you’ve booked.
Yes, to most places! Dogs can go into the exhibitor tents and demo tent, but not the workshops or venues such as the Flavel or Guildhall
Since all 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 Spar shop (Victoria Road) CO-OP (Fairfax Place), Yorkshire Building Society (South Embankment) 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).
Current Covid-19 advice will be followed.
All regulations will be followed.