Melton Mowbray food festival 2017

Now in its 14th year, the East Midlands Food Festival is one of the top regional food events in the country. Hosted in Melton Mowbray, the UK Capital of Rural Food, the festival takes place in Melton’s historic livestock market and is all under cover so weather isn’t a problem!

Around 200 stands will showcase will showcase some of the UK’s best locally-produced food and drink, complemented by a Street Food arena serving hot food from around the world such as South Africa, France, India, Spain, Sri Lanka and more, as well as the traditional English Hog Roast, Roast Beef and Bison Burgers…

There will also be live demonstrations from professional chefs such as Rachel Green and Jo Pratt in the Food Theatre, expert butchers showing people how to carve and cook the best joints of meat, entertainment with a gospel choir and ukulele band and a new, enlarged Kids Food Zone.

Tickets are priced at £6 (£5 in advance). Children under 16 enter free.




Advanced tickets are also on sale from the Visit Leicester centre in Leicester and Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray.

There is free parking and disabled parking on-site. Coach parking is also available on site for up to 50 coaches and group offers are available on request. Contact for more details.

Sorry but no dogs are allowed (apart from guide dogs) as the festival is classed as a food event.

For more information phone 07894 229499 or email


Venue: Melton Mowbray Livestock Market, LE13 1JY