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Melton Mowbray’s Food Festivals

Get your taste buds ready! In 2024, the Rural Capital of Food will be serving up some seriously delicious events, featuring the most talented small and artisan food producers. This is your chance to uncover new and exciting flavours while having a blast! Here are four foodie events you don’t want to miss!

Artisan Cheese Fair, 18-19 May


£6 per person (Kids under 16 go free)

Coaches/Groups of 20+ = £4.80; 40+ = £4.20


Listen up cheese lovers! The Artisan Cheese Fair is where the magic happens! The cheesiest event in town, taking place every May at Stockyard in Melton Mowbray. It's the UK's top cheese extravaganza with 50-60 artisan cheese makers serving up over 300 types of cheese! And, as if that's not enough, there's a whole lot more to savour, like wine, spirits, and pies. It's a cheese lover's paradise with workshops, tastings, and entertainment to boot!

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PieFest & SpiritsFest, 3-4 Aug


£6 per person (Kids under 16 go free)

Coaches/Groups of 20+ = £4.80; 40+ = £4.20


Get ready to indulge in the ultimate pie extravaganza! Every August, PieFest at The Stockyard in Melton Mowbray pays homage to the nation's favourite dish. With a tempting array of pies ranging from hot to cold, sweet to savoury, and meaty to vegan, this festival is a utopia for pie lovers. You'll get to hobnob with renowned pie makers, including previous winners of the British Pie Awards, who offer demos, workshops and talks. From hands-on pie-making lessons to sampling award-winning creations like Brockleby's Blue & Moo Pie, PieFest is a culinary adventure you don't want to miss. Plus, you'll get to interact directly with producers, ensuring a genuine foodie experience. For more information, go to


There’s more! If you’re a fan of Gin, Vodka, Whisky, Rum, liqueurs or just about any other drink, then SpirtFest is calling your name. This festival is your chance to sip away on your favourite tipple, whether it's on-site or to take away. Cheers to that!

East Midlands Food & Drink Festival, 5-6 October


£7 per person (Kids under 16 free)

Coaches/Groups of 20+ = £5.40; 40+ = £6.00


Get ready to tantalize your taste buds at the East Midlands Food & Drink Festival! This legendary foodie fiesta has been rocking the deliciousness for 20 years, every October at The Stockyard in Melton Mowbray. You'll be spoiled for choice with a vast lineup of artisan producers from the East Midlands and beyond, offering everything from cheese, pies, and chocolate to charcuterie and spirits. And that's not all – there's also a street food paradise with global cuisine delights, a Food Theatre with local chefs showing off their culinary skills, a Kids' Zone with fun educational activities, and live music for the perfect foodie vibe. Rain or shine, this undercover event is the perfect feast for all your senses! For more information, go to:

ChocFest, 16-17 November


£6 per person (Kids under 16 go free)

Coaches/Groups of 20+ = £4.80; 40+ = £4.20


Calling all choco-holics! The Stockyard in Melton Mowbray hosts the ultimate chocolate lover's dream each November - Chocfest! Get ready to indulge in a chocolate feast with everything from pies, pizzas, and beer, to pastries and liqueurs! Munch on some street food, learn from talks, and join in hands-on workshops for both kids and adults. This festival is a chocoholic's paradise, for more information, go to

More information

Events 10am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm), All undercover at Exhibition Halls, Stockyard Melton Mowbray. Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY.


Free on-site coach parking.


Craving more details? You can't miss this mouthwatering adventure!

To book a group visit to one of the festivals, please contact: Matthew 07894229499 /

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