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Street Food and Artisan Producer Market

Festival market

Devizes Market Place

Saturday 23rd September,  10 – 4

More stalls than ever before, music and a Wadworth pop up pub with traditional food and games. Shop, graze on delicious street food, play skittles, and enjoy the music of The Decades.

  Wadworth are Co-Headline sponsors of the Festival

Dinner: the Musical


Assembly Room, Town Hall

Saturday 23rd September 7.15  £25  Cash bar symbol

Food has never sounded so good! A three course meal to music, each course introduced and ingredients serenaded by epicurean musicians James Ure and Herbie Flavours, including the debut of one song specially written for this festival.

James and Herbie are on a journey around the UK spreading their love of music and food with you all.

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The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Bear and hamper

Teddy Bears' Picnic logoHillworth Park

Sunday 24th September   3.00  £3  (10 yrs & under)

If you go down to the park today, you’re sure to have fun and games. And colouring. And stories. And songs. And a yummy teddy-themed picnic! Bring your special teddy and an adult to make sure teddy behaves.



The Unexpected Vegan

vegan food


Monday 25th September  10.30  £20 bRING YOUR OWN 

A guest announces that they are vegan – what to cook?  Come and explore a couple of amazing dishes that would fit the bill. Part demo, part hands-on and stay for a delicious lunch.  Soft drink included.


Dine somewhere different motifWoodborough

Monday 25th September  12.30  £14  bRING YOUR OWN

A retro two course lunch in Le Marché, Woodborough, surrounded by antiques, curiosities  and crafts.  Eat, drink, and maybe a little light shopping?  The emporium includes stalls from local craftspeople, so there is plenty to see.

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The Famous Foodie Quiz

Dragon Fruit with question mark

The Literary & Scientific Institute,

Monday 25th September  7.00 for 7.30  £12 team of 4  Cash bar symbol 

With cryptic questions loosely connected to Food and Drink, this is a firm fixture at the Festival.  If you instantly realise ‘Punch Moll has Gun’ is not a different outcome for seaside puppets but an anagram of Ploughman’s Lunch, this is the quiz for you.  Nibbles will be provided to feed the brain cells.

Access is up two flights of stairs, no lift.



Bee and book

Cheese Hall

Tuesday 26th September  10.30  £10

Described by Yotam Ottolenghi as ‘the ultimate food scholar’ Bee Wilson will be in conversation with Xanthe Clay (Telegraph food columnist) about her first cookery book ‘The Secret of Cooking  – Recipes for an easier life in the Kitchen’. Coffee,home made cake, and some tasters of Bee’s recipes will be served.

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Saxon Forager

Wiltshire Museum, Long Street

Tuesday 26th September  5.30 – 7.00   £10 

‘Saxon Forager’ Craig Brooks will introduce you to Viking and Anglo Saxon age cuisine, with demonstrations of recipes from his book. As seen on Channel 5’s The Vikings this summer. There will be a chance to sample some of the dishes.

The Great British Pud


Conservative Club, Long Street

Tuesday 26th September 7.00  £23  Cash bar symbol

Who doesn’t love the iconic British pud? Start with a small savoury, but the main event is a selection of six traditional of puddings [served with lashings of custard of course]. Try each of the puds and vote for your favourite!


Exercise studio

Dine somewhere different motif  Allington

Wednesday 27th September  12.30   £14  bRING YOUR OWN

A two-course lunch in a light-filled, purpose built dance and exercise studio. Hear about ballet dancer Lotte Berk’s “ultimate design in body exercise”.  Leotards and leggings optional!

This event sponsored by Hills Waste logo red & black


spoons of tea

Tea Inc, The Ginnel

Wednesday 27th September    5.00 £15

Learn about tea, quiz about tea, and blend your own tea – prizes for the best quizzers and blenders. The winning blend will be served in Tea Inc for a month!  Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.


Spanish windmills

St John’s Parish Rooms   bRING YOUR OWN 

Wednesday 27th September  7.30 £22

After a cocktail, be conducted on a tour of Spain, with readings from Cervantes, Laurie Lee and more.  A fine meal that says Viva España will include a wonderful selection of tapas, an authentic main course, and dessert involving naranjas.

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Disabled access not possible

Dine somewhere different motif St John’s Church Bell Tower

Thursday 28th September  12.30 pm  £14  bRING YOUR OWN 

Imagine yourself a campanologist in the Bell Ringers’ room in St John’s Bell Tower.  A two course lunch in a very special place, with a short talk on the fascinating wall carvings  Difficult steep stairs, so unsuitable for those with mobility problem

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spy in the woods

Corn Exchange

Thursday 28th September  7.00  £25   Cash bar symbol 

A murder from the 1990s is still unsolved.  Can you work out who dunnit, over a delicious three course meal?   The All Cannings Players present Treachery Unearthed in a night of spying, drama and death.   There’s a prize for the amateur sleuth whose little grey cells are in top working order.

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girl, guessing

Southbroom Centre

Friday 29th September  12.15 for 12.30  £14

The last word in food quizzes.  Three course lunch, where you will be asked to identify ingredients, as well as other food related quiz rounds including pictures.  Soft drinks will be served.  Tables of 4

Because all guests need to be eating the same dishes for quizzing purposes, we regret we cannot cater for special diets at this event.

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Friday 29th September 4.00 £15 (Age 18 +)

Learn the story behind the newest Wiltshire Gin and Rum distillery and hear about the new Wiltshire Whisky. This spirit, lovingly crafted by owner Andrew Wilson, is still in the barrel and will be available in 2026. Taste the variety of gins and rum currently produced by Ten Hides, and see where it is produced. Accompanying nibbles included

Come Dine with Us

Becky's Come Dine

Private homes in and around  Devizes

Friday 29th September  7.30 pm £25  bRING YOUR OWN 

Enjoy a dinner party in a private home – but you will only be told where you are going a day or two before.  Hosts will serve an aperitif and at least three courses.  This is always popular – look at the feedback we have had:  ‘Bob and Jen were excellent hosts, and the meal delicious’, ‘fabulous food and great company!’, and ‘a lovely meal in the company of an interesting mix of people’.


Maximum of two tickets per booking, and singletons very welcome.

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Fermented for flavour

Cheese Hall

Saturday 30th September  10.00  £25

Join the wonderful chef/forager/fermenter Alex McAllister-Lunt and full-time forager, part time fermenting experimentalist Rob Gould, to cut through the mysteries of lactofermentation and master the nuances of making your own artisan-style vinegars, including some vinegar and a lactoferment to take home.

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Home made Miso

Cheese Hall

Saturday 30th September  2.00 £30

Alex and Rob will introduce you to Koji, the organism behind miso, soy sauce, mirin and sake.  There are all sorts of variations round the world, and you will taste samples, and make some of your own to take away.


Of course it is tea!

Shooting Range, Station Road

Saturday 30th September  7 – 11  £25

Prohibition is in place, but sneak down to the shooting range for cocktails in a hidden bunker.  Cheese and charcuterie platters, and three drinks included. If you need more, smuggle in your own disguised as soda pop.  1920s dress if you wish.  Dancing to some 1920’s jazz.

Ten Hides will be offering tastings of their gin and rum.  Some bottles available for purchase.

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World Food

The Corn Exchange, SN10 1HS

Sunday 1st October from 12.30  Entry Free  Cash bar symbol

Enjoy the flavours of the world, for just 50p a taste.  Come with us from Austria to Zimbabwe, exploring real home cooking from local residents who have far flung roots. New countries cooking this year include Brazil, Korea and Bulgaria.

Each nationality prepares about 100 sample portions. Service starts at 12.30 and continues until the food runs out. The early bird catches their choice!





Pippin and picnic


Sunday 1st October  2.30 £12

Treat your dog(s) to an hour long guided walk on the downs above Horton, ending with a sumptuous picnic tea (in barn if wet).  Dogs get a party bag to take home.  Leads required, particularly when walking through fields with livestock.