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NEWS (Updated Oct 28th 2017) :-

It's all over for 2017 but we're already hard at work planning an even better Festival for next year!

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Help us shape and put on the 2018 Festival! We need helpers for all sorts of tasks, big and small.
It's rewarding and fun, a good way to meet people.
Here's how

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Come and help us!


Would you like to help shape next year's 

Food Festival?


The Festival Committee is starting to plan for 2018 and considering making major changes to update and refresh the event and make it even more popular with the people of Devizes. 

We would dearly love new people to join us with new ideas. 
It doesn't matter how old or young you are or how long you have been in Devizes.

Your reward will be the satisfaction of 
being part of putting on a major event,
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of helping to enrich the local community 
and benefiting local good causes,
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and you'll meet interesting new people too!
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Would you like to help us?
Let's join together and make an event!
Cheers!

If you are interested please contact Dave on 01249 248388
or e-mail info@devizesfoodanddrinkfestival.com
(there's an e-mail link on the profile page)

There's more information about what we do here

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Do you want help us put on the next Festival?

Food fans braved grey clouds and gusting winds,
but still enjoyed the 2017 Grand Festival Market .

Do you want help us put on the next Festival?

The Food Festival is a genuine community event
and we really do need more people willing to help to put it on.

There are a variety of things you can do in combination with others or on your own.
Many are quite straightforward and only require a short amount of time,

but there is plenty of scope for getting more involved if you want to.
There's a selection below.


New to Devizes?
This is a great way to meet people 
and get involved in the Community!
 About Us
We would love to have your help with these tasks
or any part of them
(the experienced hands will be on hand 
with mentoring and advice if needed)
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Organising
  • Help draw up the Programme of Events
  • Devise new events
  • Get local restaurants and business to participate and define event details 
  • Organise one of our independent events and run the night
  • Organise the Raffle
  • Be a host for 'Come Dine With Us'
Practical Jobs
  • Man the Festival Stall on Market Day (selling tickets, giving out leaflets)
  • Act as a steward at the market and other popular events
  • Help to set an event up - set out tables & chairs, decorations etc
  • Transport equipment to an event and set it up (and take it back after)
  • Put up publicity signs on approach roads (and take them down afterwards)
  • Distribute leaflets/posters in the run-up to the Festival
  •  Design and create a window display (Bookshop)
  • Get hold of prizes for the Raffle
  • Sell raffle tickets at our events
  • Make or serve food for an event (e.g. canapes, bangers and mash) 
  • Prepare Cocktails for guests at our principal event 
Back Office/Technical jobs

  • Ticketing: Organise ticketing and Box Office
  • Website: Update with programme and items of interest
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Interested? Want more information? 
 or call Dave on 01249 248388 


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Thursday, 11 May 2017

It's looking good for the market!

About Us
BBC Weather is promising a dry day and

 sunshine for Devizes

in the afternoon on Saturday
should be a great place to be!
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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
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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.

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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.


click on titles for more details
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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
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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)
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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)

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