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Festival, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

Colchester Food & Drink Festival 2019

Colchester Food & Drink Festival 2019


When: 10am – 5pm – Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019.
Where: Lower Castle Park, St Peters Street entrance (Ryegate) Colchester, C01 1HL.
Tickets: £4 per adult each day. Under 14s go free. Tickets also available at the gate.
Now in its 15th successful year set in Colchester’s beautiful Castle Park. There will be lots of old favourites and this year we have some new and exciting stalls and products to tempt you.
Featuring over 100 different stalls with local and international food and drink. There will be so much to see and try. Why not make a picnic or pick up lots of food and drink to take home.
The Pikestaff Inn real ale bar will also feature lots of different ciders and good cold lager.
In 2019 you can enjoy champagne, Prosecco and cocktails at our new bar and you can learn how to make the perfect cocktail at our Cocktail Creative Classes. Our Celebrity Chef Kitchen will be performing all day and of course is FREE.
Relax in the wonderful atmosphere of this much loved festival. You can have a picnic, listen to the music. Stroll around the stalls trying some of the artisan produced local goodies. Inside the Festival with FREE entry is the Colchester Rose Show. Over 100 years old, the show has some lovely exhibits. And YOU can enter, perhaps even win one of the silver trophies (see Rose Show Classes button below).
The entrance price is £4.00 for adults and with FREE parking in Kings Meadow it makes it the cheapest day out for all the family. We strive to be disabled friendly and always welcome suggestions on how we can improve. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.

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Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019 10:00 to 17:00


Tickets: £4 per adult each day. Under 14s go free. Tickets also available at the gate.

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Map reference: TL 998251  Lat: 51.89159 Long: 0.90380

By Road:
Main Entrance at the east end of Colchester High Street.
Parking is available with a charge at any of the towns' car parks. The nearest car parks are Nunn's Road, Priory Street and Osborne Street

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Colchester Town station


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