Imagine a whole festival dedicated to cheese? Imagine no more. Birmingham Seasonal Markets presents Cheese Fest 2020 at The Bond in Digbeth. The event has been a sellout for the past two years and is likely to be this year. The one-day pop-up festival mixes cheese-only traders with some Birmingham faves offering cheese specials. There will be cheesy street food, bars, DJs, live music and an indoor market hall packed with traders. It’s dog friendly, family-friendly and all in all a lovely day out.
The Bond, 180 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5SE
Fancy day of fizz, gin and cocktails? I thought so. In that case, you’ll be pleased to know Prosecco festival is coming to Leamington Spa. You’ll get to try more than 40 types of Prosecco and fizz at afternoon or evening sessions, as well as Italian street food and live entertainment. You get a free glass of Prosecco on arrival, a free branded Prosecco glass, a souvenir wristband and a ”Little book of Gin & Fizz” souvenir guide. For more information visit www.proseccofestival.co.uk.
Leamington Spa, specific location TBC
The Rugby Vegan Fest is back. They’ve got a whole load of vegan food and drink producers lined up so it’s the perfect place for all your plant-based needs. Get tickets here.
The Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby, CV21 2LN
Now I don’t know much about this one because it’s the inaugural food festival – but I’m always up for another event that revolves around food and if it’s in a lovely historic location, even better. Watch this space!
Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB
If you’re a beer fan this is one for you. The Rugby & District CAMRA Beer Festival 2020 takes place on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th. You’ll be able to try more than 30 ales, craft beers, bottled beers and ciders, as well as other drinks. There will also be hot and cold food, England Rugby on the big screen, a band on the Saturday night, a tombola and an auction. Plenty to keep you occupied! Admission is £2 for CAMRA members, £3 for non-members and you have to pay a £2 refundable deposit on your glass.
Arnold House, Elsee Rd, Rugby CV21 3BA
Rugby Food & Drink Festival is a bit earlier this year – slap bang in summer instead of in the usual September festival season. This year looks to be a bit different from previous years and even better. Watch this space and the Rugby First website for more updates!
Rugby Town Centre
Stalls, demonstrations, and everything you want from a food festival, all in the historic town of Alcester.
For more info, visit here.
I love a food festival and this one sounds pretty good. More than 50 stalls, including street food and local produce plus Santa, reindeer, bars, entertainment, workshops, gin tastings and more. The perfect warm-up for Christmas!
Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA
Okay, it’s not Coventry and Warwickshire but it’s too good not to include. I’ve been to one of Seasonal Markets’ events before and they really are good. Burger Fest promises to be epic – the line-up includes people like Patty Freaks, Original Patty Men, Andy Low’N’Slow, Libertine Burger, Flying Cows, and many many more. There are other traders offering sides, desserts and hot drinks in case you get all burger’d out and of course you can get your chops round cocktails, beer and soft drinks.
The tickets are only £5 through Design My Night and it’s in only in Digbeth, a short hop and a jump from New Street station. More details are here.
The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5SE.
Rugby’s very own Food & Drink Festival, complete with demos, stalls and more. Check out my post for more info.