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Are you a foodie? Here are 5 food festivals you should not miss this summer

If you consider yourself a foodie, then you most likely enjoy going to food festivals as well. In case you are still wondering which food festivals you should go to this summer, here are the best five festivals in the UK. These five destinations are guaranteed to awaken your taste buds as well as provide great entertainment. 

Crail Food Festival, Fife, June 10-11

Crail Food Festival
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This historic fishing village will be the backdrop for a true feast for the eyes and mouth. The Food & Drink Market in the Community Hall is the perfect place to taste artisan chocolates, bread, whiskies and gin, while the cookery theatre will be the place where Michelin-starred chefs share tips and tricks. The children can be entertained by their very own tea party.

Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shropshire, June 24-25

Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shropshire, June 24-25
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The award-winning festival includes this year a craft area with potters, glass blowers artists and photographers, and will feature chef Sally Bee from ITV’s Lorraine alongside Chris Burt from The Peach Tree and Karl Martin from Old Downton Lodge.


Lymington Seafood Festival

Lymington Seafood Festival
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If you’re a fan of seafood, then this is the place for you. The festival will have 70 producers and pop-up restaurants that will serve fishy delights from crab and mackerel to lobster mac ’n’ cheese and hand-dived scallops. Solent’s oyster fishery, once the largest in Europe, will be at the heart of the festival.

The Big Feastival, Cotswolds, August 25-27

The Big Feastival, Cotswolds
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The brain child of Blur bassist Alex James, this festival combines food and music and has a stellar line-up hosted by DJ Jo Whiley that includes Olly Murs, Madness Louisa Johnson and De La Soul. The table sessions will feature Fearne Cotton, Antonio Carluccio and 2016 Bake Off winner Candice Brown.

The Fiery Foods Festival

 The Fiery Foods Festival
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Perhaps the hottest festival in the UK, this chilli celebration will feature craft beers and groovy cocktails, as well as live music, comedy acts and plenty of family-friendly activities. It also features a chilli-eating contest where everyone is welcome, and it can be considered the highlight of the whole festival.

Lydia Peirce