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The Local Food Festival brand started life back in 2016 after having successfully held The Surrey Food festival at old deer park, Richmond. Since then additional festivals have been added to the calendar with, The Middlesex Food Festival in 2018, Chilli & Beer Festivals in 2019 and now additional venues for 2020.

The Local Food Festival is the brain child of Steve O’Neill who with his likeminded team have the same vision to bring local communities together for an affordable family-friendly, exciting fun-filled event.

The Local Food festival offer 5 key sections to bring you their own brand of food festival:

  1. A demo tent for top chefs, food writers and drink connoisseurs to show off their skills, tempt you with new concepts and answer questions to share their knowledge.
  2. Our marketplace marquee offers you the chance to purchase a variety of food and drink-related products to take home with you.
  3. A main stage gives local bands the chance to showcase their musical vocals as well as local dance schools to show off their talents.
  4. The kids zone offers a safe environment for them all to have a bounce and enjoy our rides while the parents sit and relax and digest the days food and drinks.
  5. Our Chilli themed festivals along with offering a wrath of chilli themed foods and drinks also provides a marquee for the Chilli Comedy Club, allowing the adults to enjoy fun and laughter from comedians throughout the day.

So if you are wanting to have an affordable family day out look no further and jump onto our contact page, send us an email and we will add you to our mailing list so we can update you with offers and all the upcoming events that The Local Food Festival will be hosting

 

Exhibiting

Exhibiting

We're always looking for new and exciting exhibitors, whether you're a chef, run a food or drinks stall or you're an industry expert.

Contact

Contact

Get in touch with us about exhibiting & sponsoring or feel free to ask us any questions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? You're in the right place.

Food writer, cookery book author, recipe developer and occasional broadcaster Catherine Phipps @catherinephipps will be in our demo tents at #SurreyFoodFestival2020 and  #TheMiddlesexFoodFestival2020 this year, so make sure you do not miss out.
Her recent book, Leaf, celebrates the versatility of cooking with leaves. Vegetarians and Non alike, this book will open your eyes to the flavours and textures of greens as you've never experienced before.
Also search @bbcsounds for her appearence on @bbcwomenshour  last week talking about Leaf and creating winter salads.
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This has got to be one of may favourites... Authentic Brazilian BBQ cooking at its best. We are so happy @carnenocarvao.co.uk are joining us throughout the festival season for 2020. So you'll have plenty of opportunities to try their Picanha (Rump Cap), Rump Steak, Rump Tail, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Toscana Sausage, Beer Ribs..... etc.. #bbqmeat #brazilianbbq #carnencarvao #fireandmeat #foodfestivals  #TheLocalFoodFestival #TheSurreyFoodFestival #TheMiddlesexFoodFestival #TheBigMeatAndBeerFestival #TheWindsorFoodFestival #TheWindsorChilliFestival #TheSurreyChilliFestival View this image on instagram
As it's #tacotuesday we thought we would ask you to encourage @bakedbirduk to bring their newly designed Pulled Chicken Wing taco, complete with homemade slaw to #TheSurreyFoodFestival and #TheBigMeatAndBeerFestival along with their usual selection of wings 👍
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Craft Guilds National Chef of the Year 2019 and preserver of ancient techniques in modern cooking, @kuba_winkowski will be in our demonstration tent at #TheSurreyFoodFestival on Saturday 25th of April.
Fresh on the back of opening @kubarn1
the ultimate intimate dining experience, Kuba will be demonstrating how you can create a similar dinning experience yourselves.
#chefdemo #foodfestival #foodie #thesurreyfoodfestival2020 #foodlover #foodanddrink #richmond #surrey #londonfoodie #londonfestival #chefslife  #kubarn View this image on instagram
11am is not too early to celebrate #thirstythursday is it?
@englishspirituk will be in our marketplace at a few of our festivals selling their wide range of small batch distilled spirits.
I for one am hoping they will have some of their Spiced Toffee Rum Liquor available 🤩🤪
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#englishspirit #masterdistillers #ukrum #englishrum #rumliqueur #specialedition #rumliqueur #smallbatch #gin #rum #vodka #liquorbottles #handcrafted #liquers #craftspirits #TheLocalFoodFestival View this image on instagram
There was no chance that @the_crepe_stop was going to allow us to forget that today is #worldnutelladay We can't wait to get our teeth into some of their sweet and savory crepes at our festivals this year. See them at #TheSurreyFoodFestival in April
and then later in the summer at our other festivals.
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#TheWindsorFoodFestival #TheBigMeatAndBeerFestival #TheSurreyChilliFestival #nutella #thecrepestop #nutelladay #surrey #SurreyFoodFestival2020 #streetfood #foodfestival #whatsoninapril View this image on instagram
For all of you who have given #veganism a try for the first time this #veganuary we are pleased to confirm, the Dirty Vegan himself, Matt Pritchard, will be cooking some proper banging vegan food in the Demo Tent, 25 April at The Surrey Food Festival. So if you are looking for inspiration to continue your journey make sure you pop by. Check out our website for more information and to purchase tickets, link in bio @thelocalfoodfest 👈

#veganfood #veganchef #TheSurreyFoodFestival #TheLocalFoodFestival #SurreyFoodFestival2020 #chefdemo #veganbook #thedirtyvegan #foodfestivals #plantbased #plantbasedfood View this image on instagram
Have you got all the dates booked and your tickets bought for our Food Festivals this year? Stalls, Chef Demos, & Musical acts are all booking up, so watch this space for more information. Or if you can't wait, check out our website. Only 13 weeks till it all kicks of with #thesurreyfoodfestival2020
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We have a jam packed day of music in store for you today at the Surrey Chilli Festival! 🎼⁠
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Head down to Walton Upon Thames Cricket Club for a fun filled day of food, drinks, comedy and music!⁠
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See you there!⁠
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Gates open at 10am!!⁠
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Woop!! The first ever Surrey Chilli Festival starts TOMORROW!⁠
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We cannot wait to welcome you all to Walton on Thames Cricket Club for a weekend of feasting and drinking and fun!⁠
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Don't forget we have a kids zone to entertain the little ones, plus live music and comedy courtesy of Laughing Chili Comedy & Events!⁠
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Don't worry if you don't have your tickets yet, they will be available at the gate.⁠
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It's in the name really. At their heart all of our events are about creating something by local people for the local people. And as part of that we like to support our community as much as possible.⁠
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It's become a tradition for us to have local dance schools perform at our festivals, and the Surrey Chilli Festival is no different.⁠
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We are delighted to have two amazing dance schools with us, @kidzgottalent and @resolutiondance.⁠
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These kids are true pros! Make sure you catch them in action this weekend at Walton on Thames Cricket Club! 💃⁠
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