NEWS (Updated July16th 2017) :-

It's all over for 2017 but we're already hard at work planning an even better Festival for next year!
As usual the Festival will be built around the Grand Market on May 12th 2018.

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Food Festival Fever hits Devizes!

Food fans braved grey clouds and gusting winds,
determined to enjoy the Grand Festival Market yesterday.

Above, visitors enjoy exotic food
in front of the famous Devizes landmarks 
despite menacing skies

Thursday, 11 May 2017

It's looking good for the market!

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BBC Weather is promising a dry day and

 sunshine for Devizes

in the afternoon on Saturday
should be a great place to be!
We're hoping to get some additional
street entertainers 
who will be filling in the gaps on the programme
that's if you get tired of eating  the
fabulous street food  and sampling  all manner of 
edible treats
See You Saturday in the Market Place!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Cancelled Events

Unfortunately several of this years Food Festival events have had to be cancelled

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"A Taste of Lebanon" on Friday 12th May

Regency Cookery Class on Thursday 18th May

"Argentinian Meat Feast" on Saturday 20th May 

"Italian Supper" on Saturday 20th May

Ticket holders will receive a full refund 
(including booking fees if you booked on-line).
the current position is detailed below

Update - Friday May 26th 
All ticketholders who booked via the Festival website 
or at Devizes Books have now been contacted to arrange refunds

If you had a ticket but haven't heard from us, please get in touch
via the phone number in the left hand column 
or the e-mail address on our profile page

Argentinian Meat Feast 
If you bought a ticket over the counter at the Black Swan
please contact them direct to arrange a refund 01380 698070

Italian Supper 
If you bought a ticket over the counter at the Rowdey Cow
please contact them direct to arrange a refund 01380 829666

You can contact us via the e-mail link on our profile page

Friday, 5 May 2017

Festival Raffle in aid of the Mayors Fund

Thank you to all the businesses who have donated prizes
 to the Food Festival Raffle in aid of the Mayors Fund (details here)

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Rowdeford Garden Fair

If you're in Devizes for the Food Festival, 
there's another local event on Sunday 14th May 
that will fill a gap in the Festival calendar.

Rowdeford Garden Fair is an established family friendly fair 
for the gardening enthusiast 
with plants, garden accessories and crafts on sale.
Teas and food available
and entertainments for children

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Family Events at this years Festival

This years Devizes Food and Drink Festival 

includes 3 events especially designed for families.

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Always a great day out and the provision of seating and tables makes it easier to enjoy the food that's on offer from our stall-holders. This year the entertainments include 
'Punch and Judy'
Admission is free
Visit Netherstreet Farm Cookery School 
and learn how to make your own burger
A safe environment and half price tickets for children under 12
(and no booking fee for children if you book on-line)
An Argentine extravaganza at the Black Swan in Devizes Market Place
Open air seating area  
 half price tickets for children under 12
(and no booking fee for children if you book on-line)


In addition, don't miss 
Rowdeford Garden Fair on Sun 14th May

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Did You Know? - Regency Dancing 

Two of our events in 2017 have a Regency theme (see foot of this post), but did you know there is a Regency Dance Group in Devizes? They meet twice a month to practice in St John's Parish Hall in Long Street. Learn how to dance in the Regency fashion.
 Their website is Devizes Regency Dancers

photo from Devizes Regency Dance Group site

In addition, the Jane Austen Dancers from Bath came to Devizes earlier in the year for Devizes Ball, celebrating the bicentenary of Jane Austens death. 
See them rehearsing in theTown Hall for Devizes Ball 2017

To enjoy the taste of  Regency Food try the 'Regency Supper' at the Bistro (17th May) or you can try your hand at preparing Regency food, there's a 'Regency Cookery Class' at Vaughan's Kitchen  Cookery School on the 18th May.