The East Midlands Food Festival is rated as one of the world’s most interesting food festivals in the UK and food fans will get the chance to discover why when the event returns to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire for the 16th year from 5 & 6 October 2019.

Over 200 stands will showcase the best food and drink from the East Midlands and beyond. Celebrity chefs will give live demonstrations in the Food Theatre.

There will be entertainment and activities for children and families as well as the regular Street Food Zone with hot dishes from around the world and for those who like spirits there will be the best of gin, rum, vodka and whisky produced within 100 miles of the venue.

Tickets are priced at £6 (£5 in advance). Children under 16 enter free.

Opening times: Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 10am - 4pm


Venue: Melton Mowbray Livestock Market, LE13 1JY


Download a list of stallholders here (provisional)

Stoves Theatre Programme

Saturday 5th

11.00 Teresa Bovey
12.00 Rachel Green
13.00 Fiona Sciolti
14.00 Stephen Hallam
15.00 The Cooking Maharaja

Sunday 6th

11.00 Stephen Hallam
12.00 Katy Ashworth
13.00 Rachel Green
14.00 Webb Freckingham
15.00 The Cooking Maharaja

Teresa Bovey:

Home Economist and Food Demonstrator
Family Recipes with a Twist

Rachel Green:

TV Chef and Local Food Ambassador

A Game Bird!

Stephen Hallam:

MD Dickinson & Morris, Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe
The Melton Mowbray Pork Pie – History and Pie-Raising Demonstration

Fiona Sciolti:

Demonstrator and Seasonal Fruit Expert
Autumn Frangipane Tart

Katy Ashworth:

Cooking with Kids

Webb Freckingham:

Chef and Cheese Monger (Nottingham Cheese Shop)
Cooking with Cheese

The Cooking Maharaja

Samosas fit for a Maharajah


11.30am & 14.00 Melstrum Ukulele Band
12.45am & 14.45 EAGA Gospel Choir

Kids Zone
Family Food and Fun Activities in Hall G

GoBake, Brocklebys and Nenettes Chocolates


There is coach parking available on site for up to 50 coaches and group offers are available on request. Contact matthewocall@gmail.com or on 07894 229499 for more details. 

Sorry, no dogs are allowed at this event, except assistance dogs.

The Festival is organised by the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership with main sponsorship from Samworth Brothers and the support of the Melton Mowbray Market.


Main sponsor:

Samworth Brothers
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