The Colchester Food & Drink Festival


The much loved regional favourite festival, The Colchester Food and Drink Festival, returns for it's 17th year and is all systems go for June 26-27th in Lower Castle Park, Colchester.

As ever, there will be a wide variety of local and international food and drink on offer, to eat on site or to take home.

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“We have worked very hard with the local council and lots of organisations to create a terrific outdoor Festival.” Said Don Quinn one of the organisers. “ We have created and event where you can have a really enjoyable and fun day with the balance still in favour of safety.”

The Festival is bigger this year with over 120 stalls but spread over a larger area to allow for socially distanced boulevards. The picnic area has also been enlarged to give more space for everyone.

All day music has always been a feature of the Festival to compliment the amazing food and drink on offer. It has been customised to meet all current government requirements.

The ‘Celebrity Chef’ Kitchen will have as its ‘anchor’ chef this year Mark David a great chef and demonstrator.

Dogs with responsible owners welcome.

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.

FREE parking in Kings Meadow, for our customers 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.

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  • Disabled access


  • Children welcome

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Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester Town station is 0.5 miles away.

Colchester Food & Drink Festival

Type:Food / Drink Festival

Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

Opening Times

Season (26 June 2021 - 27 June 2021)

* Open 10.30am - 5.30pm