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Street Food and Artisan Producer Market

Street market, 2019

Devizes Market Place

Saturday 24th September,  10 am – 4 pm

Stalls, Music, Wadworth Bar & Pub Games. So much to choose from at our fabulous street food and artisan food and drink market. Spend the day browsing and sampling wonderful dishes and take home great buys from our local producers and traders. Enjoy foot-tapping music from The Decades. Don’t miss the Wadworth Pop Up Pub, complete with Skittle Alley and Garden Jenga, pub snacks and pies.  Sit back with a pint of Wadworth ale, or your choice of another drink, and enjoy the festival vibe.

Wadworth Devizes  Wadworth are lead sponsors of the Festival



Dine somewhere different motif  Winkworths, Market Place, SN10 1HT 

Saturday 24th September.  7.30 pm   £18     

Enjoy a deceptively delicious dinner in the prestigious home of Winkworth Estate Agents. Conveniently situated in the heart of Devizes, the premises offer comfortable dining opportunities, with plenty of space for entertaining. Spacious plates, ample glassware and cutlery within easy reach of the food, will make this the perfect setting for a convivial evening and a property themed home-made meal.

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Hills Waste Management are sponsors of all Dine Somewhere Different events.

There’s a Buzz about Bees

Honey Bee on flower

Rowdefield Farm, Conscience Lane SN10 2JE

Sunday 25th  September   11 am  £10 (12 yrs & over)

Some of Wiltshire’s keenest beekeepers will be showing us their hives and explaining the fascinatingly intricate life of the bee and how honey is made and harvested. Experts will be on hand to give advice and talk about the joys and tribulations of becoming a beekeeper. Tea and coffee with honey cakes and biscuits will be available as well as some bee related products [honey, candles etc] for sale.

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The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Ready for a picnic

Teddy Bears' Picnic logoHillworth Park, SN10 5HB

Sunday 25th September   3 pm £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.

We will be running a Field Hospital for any teddy requiring minor injury treatment.  Bring in damaged bears for diagnosis and emergency first aid from expert bear doctors.

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Dine somewhere different motif The Ranges, Station Road SN10 1BZ

Monday 26th September  6 – 9.30 pm £25  (18 +)  bRING YOUR OWN

Hidden under a railway tunnel in Station Road, the Wiltshire Shooting Centre houses state-of-the-art target systems and space for us to host a dinner in an unusual venue.  Come at 6, and have an hour of supervised shooting, no experience necessary, before opening that bottle of wine you have brought alongThen enjoy a tasty three course dinner.

Hills Waste Management are sponsors of all Dine Somewhere Different events.

The Great Foodie Quiz

Dragon Fruit with question mark

The Literary & Scientific Institute, SN10 1JJ

 Monday 26th September  7.30 pm £12 team of 4  Cash bar symbol

With cryptic questions only 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.

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George McGavin

Cheese Hall, SN10 1BN  

Tuesday 27th September   12.30 pm £18 bRING YOUR OWN

Flying prawns, anyone?  That is how entomologist, author, academic, television presenter and explorer George McGavin thinks of insects, and he will be talking about how we should be incorporating them into our diet, and frying some up as an optional extra in our 2 course lunch.  An entertaining, informative, scientific and possibly challenging experience.

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Conservative Club, Long Street, SN10 1NW

Tuesday 27th September  7 pm  £20.00 Cash bar symbol

Remember yellow, pink or green custard, frogspawn and the never to be repeated liver poached in water?  We present elevated school dinners, this time properly cooked and very tasty!  Banish those dreadful memories, this will be therapy for those damaged by blancmange and immobile gravy.  Optional dress code – school uniform or teaching outfits. And no running in the corridors!

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Blueleaf logo Blueleaf Propery are sponsors of this event.


Felicity and book cover

The Peppermill  SN10 1BL 

Wednesday 28th September.  10 am  £16

Meet the Guardian’s creator of the How to Cook the Perfect column, Felicity Cloake, as she talks to the Daily Telegraph’s Xanthe Clay about her new book ‘Red Sauce, Brown Sauce – a British Breakfast Odyssey’. Both sauces will be available with the full English Breakfast Brunch being served. Wilf has been invited and is considering attending.

Copies of the book and Felicity’s others will be available to buy and will be signed.

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Tales & food of the Eastern Med

Tales & Food of E Med

St John’s Parish Rooms, Long Street, SN10 1NP 

Wednesday 28th September  7 pm  £20  bRING YOUR OWN

After a cocktail,  a lavish spread of hot and cold meze will be offered, complemented by a selection of readings from the lands where such foods are enjoyed – Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt and more.  We are pleased to announce there will be a snatch of Khalil Goubran in the original language, plus a translation for those whose Arabic is rusty.

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Devizes Books Logo with image of the bookshopThis event is sponsored by Devizes Books


Boned stuffed chicken


Thursday 29th September 10 am  £20

We are operating a waiting list,  so if you would be interested in attending please email via the contact form.

Boning a chicken demystified! Come to expert Janey Hillier’s country kitchen for a step-by-step friendly lesson on how to bone and stuff a chicken. A hands-on cookery class ending with a delicious easy-to-serve dish to take home. Free range chicken and stuffing ingredients provided. Bring your own knives and a pinny.  Address supplied with tickets.

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Brownies and coffee

The Gourmet Brownie Kitchen, Maryport Street SN10 1AH 

Thursday 29h September  10 am  £10

Nibble on some perfect brownies, made in Poulshot,  while comparing different types of coffee guided by an expert from Hilperton based coffee company Dusty Ape. A lovely event that is supporting local businesses.

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Corn Exchange, SN10 1HS 

Thursday 29th September  7.00  £22   Cash bar symbol

A dastardly death on board a yacht in the 1930s. Can you help crack the crime, over a delicious three course dinner? The All Cannings Players bring you Keeled Over, a murder mystery involving a group of elegant socialites on holiday in the South of France.   There’s a prize for the amateur sleuth who identifies the villain.

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Lunch among the veg

Windsor Drive allotment

Dine somewhere different motif  Windsor Drive Allotments.

Friday 30th September  1.15 pm £13   bRING YOUR OWN

Enjoy a garden-fresh lunch in the shelter of a tractor shed and enjoy seeing how other people’s vegetables are progressing. There’s nothing like gazing at a neat row of leeks, or beans, or radishes to get the culinary juices flowing, particularly when the meal has been cooked by Dine Somewhere Different chef of many years’ standing, the one and only Roger Day.  Afterwards enjoy a stroll round the plots, pond and woods if you like, but bring sensible footwear.

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Hills Waste Management are sponsor of all Dine Somewhere Different events.

Signwriting Workshop

An expert tutorial at Wadworth Brewery

Friday 30th September.  1 – 2 pm   £25

This event is now sold out, but we are operating a waiting list in case anyone cannot come on the day.  To go on the list, please contact us via the contact form

Join a select group to learn all about lettering from  Wadworth’s signwriter.  You will create a perfect single letter on a tile to take home, but not before having a refreshing drink as a reward for your hard work.

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Wadworth Devizes  Wadworth are lead sponsor of the Festival

Come Dine with Us

Becky's Come Dine

Private homes in and around  Devizes

Friday 30th 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 comments from last year:  ‘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’.

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

Foraging for a feast

Rob the forager

Caen Hill Locks Car Park, SN10 1RF

Saturday 1st  October.  9.30 am £19

or 12 noon £19*

Join forager Rob Gould, and chef Alex Mcallister-Lunt for  guided walks around the Jubilee Plantation beside the Caen Hill locks and gather wild ingredients that Alex will subsequently prepare for a magnificent multi-course dinner in the evening. Whilst you walk, you will talk about some key principles of foraging responsibly and will also touch on the law regarding the harvesting of wild food. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss the plants you see with both Rob and Alex, including how they can be used in the kitchen.

The noon walk is led by Rob, as Alex will be in the kitchen preparing the banquet.

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*Reduced ticket price available for walk + banquet

This event is sponsored by The Healthy Life

Dog’s Dinner

Dog and dinner

Fox & Hounds, Nursteed, SN10 3HJ 

Saturday 1st October.   12.30 pm  £15  Dogs eat FREE

Take your dog(s) on a date!.  We will be serving a two course lunch for owners, and a canine meal for accompanying dogs.  Dogs’ dinners are supplied by local company Hug, who specialise in freshly prepared dog meals using natural and healthy ingredients.  Special Guest Cushla Lamen, a Galen Myotherapist who specialises in canine massage, will teach you two massage techniques which are suitable for dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds.

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Foraged food

St Joseph’s School, SN10 1DD

Saturday 1st October 7.30 pm £35*  bRING YOUR OWN

An evening of unusual culinary adventure. Come and experience a uniquely delicious multi-course meal that’s creative, interesting, generous and exquisitely presented while also embracing the sustainable ethics of food and how it’s produced today.  Created by chef Alex Mcallister-Lunt and inspired by the various foraged plants and wild foods gathered by Rob and Alex together with festival walkers, the meal will include some of best seasonal produce available from local producers. This feast goes above and beyond anything you’ve experienced before!

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*Reduced ticket price available for walk + banquet.  Bookings for this event close on 24th September.

This event is sponsored by NFU Marlborough

World Food

The Corn Exchange, SN10 1HS

Sunday 2nd October from 12.30 pm 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 the Philippines, Guatemala and Mexico.

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!


   This event is sponsored by Grist Environmental.


Pigs, glorious pigs


  West End Farm, Bishops Cannings, SN10 2LL

Sunday 2nd October   2 pm  £10 adult, £5 children (5-12)

How does a responsible farmer look after his livestock? Visit local farmers, Cameron and Muriel Naughton who have been rearing their RSPCA assured quality pigs for over twenty years and discover how a quality porker comes to your table. Visit the pig shelters up on the Downs, play with the piglets, learn how higher welfare standards ensures a better product and then return to the farm for tea and home-made cakes. There will also be an opportunity to sample some farm pork products.

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This event does not have disabled access and is not suitable for very young children. Transport to see the animals will be by farm vehicles and a safety waiver will need to be signed by all. 

This event is sponsored by NFU Mutual