Upcoming Events: October 2019

Beat the Autumn blues this October and get down to your nearest food festival to try some delicious seafood!

26 Sep6 Oct – England’s Seafood FEAST 

This autumn sees the return of England’s Seafood FEAST, a celebration of locally landed seafood taking place across Brixham, Paignton and Torquay on the English Riviera in South Devon. It’s not a conventional festival in that there isn’t a big marquee. Instead, local businesses around the stunning Tor Bay will be hosting events using the world-class seafood landed at Brixham Fish Market.


26 Sep-7 Oct– Manchester Food and Drink Festival 

Go on a culinary adventure with this Festival.  This celebration of dining out takes place across Manchester’s favourite restaurants.  Whether you’re a seasoned Manchester foodie looking to return to your favourite restaurant, or a dining-out newbie on the hunt for an amazing-value experience, there are menus you’ll love. 

26 Sep-6 October – The Festival Hub, Manchester

Visitors can expect a newly designed site with exciting new structures, live experiences and the biggest programme of events yet. Returning will be the Dining Dome – the amazing spherical foodie palace and once more, it will be the location for a host of specially curated banquets, supper clubs and food parties. 

28 Sep-29 Oct – Lewes Octoberfeast  

Octoberfeast is a festival ran by a small charity that is dedicated to supporting creative, innovative and sustainable food and drink companies from the local area. The festival holds events throughout Lewes, East Sussex, to celebrate the food and drink culture. 

5 Oct – Newport Food and Drink Festival 

The festival boasts around 75 stalls – selling a variety of food and drink produce, expert chef demonstrations.  Experience amazing food and drink to try and buy, as well as street entertainment and activities for all the family. 


56 Oct – Powderham Food Festival 

Devon’s most exciting foodie event returns. Set in the grounds of the stunning Powderham Castle, the festival promises delicious local foodie treats and includes a cooking demonstration from the RIck Stein cookery schoolSustainability and minimising food waste will be a key part of the agenda this year. 

5-6 Oct East Midlands Food Festiva 

The East Midlands Food Festival is rated as one of the world’s most interesting food festivals in the UK and food fans will get the chance to discover why when the event returns to Melton MowbrayThere will be the regular Street Food Zone with hot dishes from around the world. 

6 Oct – Forest Showcase Food Festival  

The festival will have the usual fabulous wide selection of over 100 local, food stalls with tasty treats and cookery demonstrations. This is an event with a lot more going on than most food & drink festivals.  There will be something fishy from Martin Adams from the Tudor farmhouse Hotel.

6 Oct – Morito’s annual Seafood Festival 

The annual Seafood Festival comes back to Exmouth Market, London this October with new, innovative dishes celebrating the fruits of the sea. It will take place in Sam and Sam Clark’s acclaimed tapas restaurant, Morito Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London.

Oysters are shucked at Boatyard Bar and Grill, a restaurant in Annapolis, Md., on Jan. 24, 2013. The restaurant saves its shucked oysters shells for the Shell Recycling Alliance, which has generated 1,000 tons of shell that are sent to an oyster hatchery to be cured, power-washed and used as host material for oyster larvae. (Photo by Steve Droter/Chesapeake Bay Program)

9-13 Oct – Falmouth Oyster Festival  

Falmouth’s Events Square will again play host to one of Cornwall’s biggest and best loved specialist food festivals. The annual festivities celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls. 

18-20 Oct – Dartmouth Food Festival 

Plenty of food for thought, as well as food to eat, in one of the loveliest bits of Britain. Described in The Telegraph as a ‘heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations’, this free festival is now a landmark event on the culinary calendar.  

Photos: Ben Brown, CC BY 2.0; Powderham Food Festival; Brian Chow CC BY 2.0

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