Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival




  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






The Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival is back for 2021 - A celebration of food, wine, champagne and food producers

Food: Local chefs from leading restaurants and hotels show-case local and regional food with inspiring demonstrations of creative cooking, sharing their passion for food and some of their cooking tips.

Wine: All wines taste better when you know the story behind them, and in these talks we aim to share the stories from the many vineyards from around the world. The talks & tastings are based on a first-come, first-seated basis on the day, so make sure you turn up early to grab yourself a spot.

Exhibitors: Explore the very best food and drink from Cheltenham and beyond!

Fun: As always there will be a range of entertainment on offer! Including music and children's entertainment from Punch & Judy!

Your festival ticket includes free admission to:

Chef Cookery Theatre: Your chance to see a host of culinary stars in the Chefs Kitchen’s demonstration marquee. Featuring chefs and celebrity’s from around the region; this is the place to see how great food is prepared and cooked.

Food Lovers Marquees: The festival attracts a fantastic variety of exhibitors with outstanding produce and products to stock the kitchen cupboards of the most discerning of culinary experts.

Real Ale & Cider Marquee: One of the highlights of the festival with a vast range of real ale and cider to taste from local and regional producers.

Street Theatre: A mixture of funny, skillful talented performers.

Festival Music Stage: Relax with friends and family and listen to a variety of music from jazz to folk to blues!

International Wine Theatre: Interactive and educational courses covering a variety of subjects from buying, tasting, grape varieties and styles, with wine from South America, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, England, France to name just a few.

All talks and demonstrations are included in the entrance price for the festival.

Children’s Activities: There is lots to keep the children busy, when not sampling the great food on offer. They can enjoy Punch & Judy, face painting, children’s sing-a-long music and live street theatre.

A Note to Parents: (Young children) Families are welcome to the Festival. Garden Events Ltd maintains a child protection policy, but we cannot act in loco parentis or take responsibility for wandering children.

Ticket prices at the gate: 

  • Friday: Adults £6
  • Saturday / Sunday: Adults £8 per day
  • Children under 16 free (children must be accompanied by a ticket paying adult).

Advance purchase:

  • Friday: Adults £6
  • Saturday / Sunday: Adults £7 per day
  • Children under 16 free (children must be accompanied by a ticket paying adult).

Note: Tickets are marked by day and can only be used for the day as stated on the ticket. Last day of advance online ticket sales is 24th June. Last admission to the festival is half an hour before closing.

Opening hours

  • Friday: 12pm - 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 7pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th June

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