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Mark your calendars for a delectable weekend of culinary delights as the eagerly anticipated Powderham Food Festival makes its return on 7th and 8th October 2023 at the iconic Powderham Castle. This year’s festival is bigger and better than ever, with a special treat for all attendees – FREE admission!

The Powderham Food Festival promises an unforgettable experience, bringing together over 100 exhibitors showcasing the finest food and drink makers in the region. From familiar favourites to exciting new faces, visitors can discover a wide array of gourmet treats that will tantalise their taste buds.

This year’s festivities are packed with exciting entertainment, including the exhilarating annual chilli eating contest which is making a comeback by popular demand. Witness participants brave the heat as they compete for the title of the ultimate chilli connoisseur.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Foodies can indulge in a host of cooking demonstrations and rub shoulders with renowned chefs who will be sharing their culinary expertise and tips. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to elevate your gastronomic skills to new heights.

Powderham Food Festival is a family-friendly event, and all are welcome, including our furry friends. Bring along your loved ones, children, and dogs to enjoy the festive atmosphere and create cherished memories together.

Visitors are also invited to explore the remarkable Powderham Castle itself. The castle will be open throughout the weekend, offering talks, workshops, and an inside look into over 600 years of fascinating history.

“We’re thrilled to bring back the Powderham Food Festival for 2023 with free admission for all! This year’s lineup promises a deliciously memorable experience, showcasing the finest local produce, and celebrating our region’s culinary heritage.” – Ella Fielding, Head of Events and Weddings.

While tickets are free, visitors will have the opportunity to support the festival by making a donation at the event itself. All proceeds will go towards the preservation and enhancement of the beloved Powderham Castle. Car parking will be available at a cost of £8 per car.

Book your free tickets online, and join us at the Powderham Food Festival for an unmissable weekend of food, fun, and family enjoyment. For more information and to secure your place, visit the website.