OUR TOP TEN LIST OF THINGS TO DO, SEE AND TASTE AT THIS YEAR’S
DARTMOUTH FOOD FESTIVAL
- VISIT OUR EXCITING EXHIBITORS
Over 100 food and drink producers from all over the South West will be exhibiting their wares – some for the very first time. Markets will be open from 10-5pm Friday and Saturday and 10-4pm Sunday in the Royal Avenue Gardens, South Embankment and Boat Float.
On the Saturday and Sunday additional stalls will be found in the Old Market Square.
- CHECK OUT OUR NEW MERCHANDISE
For this year’s Festival we are delighted that Dartmouth’s very own artist, Simon Drew, has designed a fabulous new print for our merchandise. From tea-towels and oven gloves through to doggie bandanas and of course the ubiquitous face mask there’s sure to be something to catch your eye.
We will be auctioning off Simon’s original print so do come along and visit our stand.
- ENJOY A TIPPLE IN OUR FESTIVAL BARS
One of the best places to recharge your batteries after you’ve shopped, tasted and sampled your way around the markets and local shops is our FESTIVAL BAR sponsored by Salcombe Gin. Situated on the South Embankment this will be open from 10-8pm on Friday & Saturday and 10-4pm on Sunday and will be showcasing local drinks producers.
An additional bar will be located in the Old Market Square on the Saturday and Sunday from 10-4pm.
- LEARN TO MAKE A CREAM TEA
Join Charlotte Pike as she shows you the secret to perfectly baked scones. You can then take these home to enjoy your own Devon Cream Tea.
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- MEET OUR NEW BUSINESS AWARD WINNER
Founded in 2020, FRESH FLOUR Co. is a small, innovative company which produces products using organic and organic conversion Ancient and Heritage wheats, grown by local farmers within 3 miles of their own mill in Totnes, Devon. Once milled the stone ground flour is produced into a range of hand-made Dried Pasta’s and Sourdough Crackers.
- WATCH TOP CHEFS IN ACTION FOR FREE
Entry to our Chefs’ Demo Tent is completely free – although if you do feel you can pop something in one of our donation buckets please feel free. This year, the line-up of chefs is bigger and better than ever, with the likes of Angela Hartnett, Matt Tebbutt and Mark Hix sharing the stage with local heroes such as Mitch Tonks, Jane Baxter and Elly Wentworth.
- WATCH A LIVE GIN DISTILLATION
Join Angus Lugsdin, co-founder of Salcombe Gin on Friday evening in the Chefs’ Demo Tent as he demonstrates a live distillation of this wonderful local spirit. Tastings will of course be included!
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- MEET OUR LOCAL PRODUCERS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
On Friday we are hosting a number of small, intimate sessions with local producers including Grove Meadow Butchers, Curator Coffee Producers, Sea Arch, Hylsten Bakery, Huxbear and Dartington Mill Bakery.
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- ENJOY SOME RELAXING MUSIC
On Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-8pm, Damian Corbett will be playing some laid back tunes in the Festival Bar. On Saturday and Sunday Gypsy Dreams will be entertaining the crowds with their unique gypsy style music in the Old Market Square. Do go along and support these local musicians.
- SUPPORT OUR LOCAL SHOPS
Don’t forget, that as well as all the exciting things to do at the Festival, Dartmouth is blessed with a wide range of independent shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. So, please so take some time to wander around our beautiful town and support our local hight street.