There’s a brand new Food Festival coming to Leicester's Abbey Park this Summer and it’s set to be a spectacular weekend of Food, Drink, Live Music and Family Entertainment!

When is it?

The Festival will be running for the weekend of 10th & 11th August from 11am to 9pm on Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday. Tickets have just been released and there’s a limited number of half price Earlybird Tickets available from, starting from just £5 for children and £7,50 for adults (under 5s are free).

What's it all about?

The event has been put together in conjunction with our Taste the Place campaign, aimed at raising the profile of Leicestershire's fantastic food offer, the people who make it and the places that sell it.

The event is sponsored by UberEats, the online food ordering and delivery platform, and will be Leicester's biggest food & drink festival, bringing together Local Food, Independent Makers from across the region, an exciting line up of Street Food Vendors, Local Brewers, Local Bars, Bakeries, Distillers and more!

But it’s not just about the food! There's great music on offer too! Ultimate Coldplay, the UK's finest and most accurate live tribute to Coldplay are headlining the main stage on Saturday 10th and Dan East who is widely considered to be the best Ed Sheeran tribute, will headline on Sunday 11th Aug.

Loads more than just food

There’s a program of brilliant local bands, family shows and things to do throughout the weekend as well. Featuring an interactive story tent from Leicester-based children’s publishers Sweet Cherry Publishing, a Children’s Craft Tent, Theatrical Shows, Character Appearances with photo opportunities, a Magical Bubble Fairy, Balloon Modelling, Stilt Walkers, Circus Skills, Face Painting & Glitter, Workshops including Wine Tasting from local enthusiast The Wine Fan, Gin Masterclasses and more!

Midlands Makers, who are known for their local Makers Markets, will also be curating a bespoke artisan food & makers tent with over 100 marketstalls. This is a brilliant opportunity for any small business to showcase their items.

Representatives from Leicester Riders and Leicester City in the Community will be attending to engage and energise our local community with some fun activities!The festival has also teamed up with the famous local Billy Bates Fun Fair for the weekend, where all tickets for the festival will give you free entry into their fair, accessed through a designated walkway.

A spokesperson said ‘We‘ve got loads of great producers, food and drink businesses, cafes and restaurants here in Leicestershire and want to really shout about them. Our main aim is to highlight and build Leicestershire’s food and drink reputation and really put us on the map! Leicester Food Festival is very much a natural extension of this ethos!’

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We can’t wait to see you in Abbey Park!




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