Devizes Food & Drink Festival is sponsored by Wadworth Brewery


The 2019 Festival is coming!!

Dates for your diaries:
28th September - 6th October 2019

One week of fabulous food filled events plus wine and spirit explorations!

Tasty old favourites and delicious NEW events!

More information to follow! Keep checking back to this page for the latest news and we'll keep you posted!

(Last updated 26th February 2019).

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Help us put on the 2019 Festival! We need helpers for all sorts of tasks, big and small.
It's rewarding and fun, a good way to meet new people.
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Friday, 11 September 2015

Devizes Food and Drink Festival Market, 2016

A scene from the 2015 Festival Market

The 2016 Devizes Food and Drink Festival 
announce our  

Grand Market in Devizes Market Place
 on Saturday 14th May (10am - 4pm)

There will be around 50 stalls offering an amazing range of food items 
from Cider, wine and Beer to Olives, Pies and Relish.

Demos of Kitchen and Barbecue Equipment 

Not just a Market!

Bengal Bite Indian Tandoori Restaurant

Sample the wide range of street food on offer 
representing the cuisine from all corners of the globe.

Not to mention ice cream, do-nuts, sweets, cakes... 

As always a special emphasis on the best of Wiltshire, 
the wonderful food produced by our local businesses.
 Not just a Market!

Entertainments will be adding to the atmosphere, all day
(detailed schedule will be set out when available) 

Bar and Music Area

(kindly organised for us by Kennet and Avon Brewery)

 where you will be able to sip a beer or cocktail
and listen to:-

(4) Photo Shoot, Wiltshire May 2013

Jamie R Hawkins 

award-winning singer-songwriter (acoustic guitar)

 Ian O'Regan 

blues singer  


new age folk music band 
guitar, fiddle and other instruments
get your feet tapping and mind thinking



Wacky Nation Presents

Games for childen of all ages!

Chilli Chuckin' Challenge
Take the hot & spicy challenge and score 50 points with just five chillies.  Will you try the nearby big pan and score 10 points at a time or the smaller further away pan and score 20 points or the enticingly difficult 50 point pan? 
Crumpet Frisbee
Use your frisbee throwing skills to fling a crumpet along the course towards a giant archery style target on the ground to score as many points as possible.
Vegetable Bowling Contest
In this incredibly tricky tournament bowl underarm with a healthy swede or turnip and attempt to knock over as many unhealthy fizzy drinks bottles as possible. 
 wacky nation festival entertainment


While you're looking around be sure to visit 
the 'Devizes Food and Drink Festival' Stall

where you will be able to pick up a copy of our 
Programme of Events for Festival Week
 and buy last-minute tickets on the spot.

While you are there why not try your luck in our 
Raffle in aid of the Mayor's Fund?
with a host of fabulous prizes
(draw to be made at the Prohibition Party)

Entry to the Festival Market is Free
Don't miss it! 

See map showing town centre venues


 market images used by permission of DM
chilli image used with permission of

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Do You Want To Help Us?

Some of the volunteers who helped with the 
2015 Devizes Food And Drink Festival on Market Day.

Do you want help us put on the next Festival?

The Food Festival is a genuine community event
and we need people willing to help to put it on
 for the people of Devizes.

There are a variety of things you can do,
 many are quite straightforward and short (but invaluable)
There is scope for getting more involved if you want to.
You don't have to attend meetings if that's not your thing. 

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 elements of them
(the experienced hands will help you)
Back Office/Creative/Technical jobs
  • Ticketing: Design and produce tickets, manage different outlets
  • Website: Update with programme and items of interest
  • Design and create a window display
Cooking and hosting
  • Be a host for 'Come Dine With Us'
  • Make or serve food for an event (e.g. canapes, bangers and mash) 
  • Serve Cocktails to guests at our principal event
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 - 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
  • Help get hold of prizes for the Raffle
  • Sell raffle tickets at our events
  • Events - Get local restaurants to participate and define event details (menus, price, numbers.
  • Organise one of our independent events, set up venues, catering etc, run the night
  • Raffle: Organise lottery licence, ticket printing, get hold of prizes, organise the draw 
Committee Roles
If you fancy something more challenging there's scope to
  • Be our Secretary (more details here)  
  • Develop new events
  • Raise funds 
  • Improve our Marketing and advertising

Interested? Want more information? 
 or call Philppa on 07801971591.  

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Photo courtesy of the Gazette and Herald