Visit the annual ChocFest that takes place in November

Events and festivals in Melton Mowbray

Pork pie making

Melton Mowbray is host to a wide variety of vibrant events with something going on every month of the year.

For more details on events please visit to view, download or request a copy of the What’s On in Melton Mowbray events guide. Also check out shows, films and gigs at Melton Theatre, the Regal Cinema and

Paint the Town Red

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Now in it’s 3rd year, this family friendly event remains free to attend thanks to generous sponsorship from Samworth Brothers Ltd and the Melton BID.

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English Country Garden Show at Belvoir Castle

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jul 2019

This is a spectacular weekend full of colour, beauty and flowers! There will be even more to offer this year than last. There will be plenty of garden inspiration, delicious food and entertainment for all of the family.

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Piefest at Melton Mowbray

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jul 2019

A celebration of the nation's favourite dish. Sweet and savoury, hot and cold, award winning pies from across the UK. Tastings, workshops and an expert 'Pie Panel' for your pie queries.

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Artisan Cheese Fair


4 & 5 May 2019
The UK’s largest cheese fair has over 60 cheese makers exhibiting their produce and has thousands of visitors each year.
Visit the Distilled Festival for all things distilled

Distilled (SpiritsFest)

22 & 23 June 2019
Full programme of talks, tastings and workshops - all about your favourite tipples plus stalls for tastings and to bottles to purchase



27 & 28 July 2019
The UK's largest celebration of Pies. Pie makers from across the UK including winners of the British Pie Awards selling pies of all shapes and sizes, sweet and savoury, hot and cold.


Melton Mowbray Food Festival

5 & 6 October 2019
The Melton Mowbray Food Festival is one of the largest regional food festivals in the country.
Cocoa Amore


16 & 17 November 2019

ChocFest is a festival of all things chocolate. Includes tastings, talks, demonstrations and workshops to make your own chocolates ready for Christmas.


Christmas Weekend

29 Nov - 1 Dec 2019
The Christmas Lights will be switched on during this weekend with entertainment on stage, a Victorian market, festive entertainment on stage and the Victorian Fayre - all in one great weekend.