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NEWS (Updated May 26th 2017) :-

Well, that's it. It's all over for 2017.
Thank you Devizes for supporting the Food & Drink Festival.
We all had a great time and we hope you did too!!


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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Festival Feedback

On the Bangers and Mash evening
"I was impressed with the quality of the sausages. They were, of course, expertly cooked. The mash was as smooth as could be. I thought the entertainment by the Morris dancers added to the occasion." - RE

On the Market

pictured by Vicky Scipio
 Above: The Persian Food stall which had a queue of people all day long!

"Congratulations on such a well run and incredibly popular food festival.  All the stall holders near me were very pleased. The Chilli Chuckin Challenge and the Crumpet-Frisbee were both very popular and we got a constant stream of people throughout the day with many people having 2-3 attempts at each contest.  There seemed to be lots of families and it was particularly popular with them, especially as it was free entertainment for the children." - Wacky Nation


"Best one of the 3 we've done to date, best atmosphere too and something to build on next year! I think it starts and finishes too early though, haven't spoken to anyone that disagrees with that!" - The Vaults

Friday, 13 May 2016

Road Works in Long Street - Allow extra time!

NOTE DATE = 2016
Roadworks currently in progress in Long Street mean that Long Street is closed on weekday evenings from 1900 to midnight until Thursday 19th May 2016. There is no through road and no parking on Long Street on these evenings. Pedestrian Access is not restricted.

If you are attending a Festival event on Monday to Thursday you will not be able to drive along Long Street or park there after 7pm. The road will be open at the weekend as normal.

The closed stretch runs from Potterne Road roundabout down to the bottom of Long Street where it meets St John Street and High Street. During the closure it is still possible to drive along High St (past Swan Yard and Wilkinson's) and  turn back up St John Street, past the Town Hall to the Market Place.

The only alternative cross-town route open between Market Place and Potterne Road roundabout is via New Park Street and Gains Lane (back of Sainsburys). 

If your planned route would have taken you along Long Street, you are advised to allow extra time to reach your venue and also to find parking, since people who normally park in Long Street at night will be displaced elsewhere.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Food & Drink Festival Fever Grips Devizes!

Eager Food Fanciers rush to buy tickets as the banners go up in The Brittox.

Well perhaps not but there's definitely something of a festive air developing as the Festival's banners sporting the new fresh-look logo go up in the town alerting everybody that tickets for the weeks events are on sale (and selling well). 

The Official Programme is available now 

it's packed with exciting new events and old favourites. 

It appears as the centrefold of May's edition of  'Life In Devizes'
It is also available from the Bookshop and other outlets round the town.
You can also download your own copy from this web-site.
Copies will also be available from the Festival Stand at the Grand Market

Don't miss the Grand Market on 14th May


It's got more stalls than ever this year 
plus Music Entertainment and Bar
plus Wacky Games (for children of all ages!)