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Food & Drink Festivals

Newcastle and Gateshead are at the centre of a foodie revolution and boast a packed food events calendar to satisfy taste-chasing tourists from near and far.

There are festivals to tickle every taste bud and quench every thirst with all our favourite flavours, food and beverages catered for!

Whether you're partial to a refreshing Gin and tonic or enjoy sipping a cool pint of beer, craft ale or cider - there is a festival for you. Whatever your tipple, find out where you can sample the finest, award-winning drinks or test out the most unusual flavours from the likes of The Gin Festival to The Rum Festival and The Bathtub Sessions Gin Festival.

Gateshead Beer and Music Festival is a staple in the region. It began in 2010 with the emphasis on creating a great local community festival. Moving forward seven years the festival has grown into an event that is loved both locally and nationally.

Newcastle Foodies Festival, launching for the first time in 2017, not only offers plenty of tasting opportunities with an impressive artisan food market but also provides chance to watch Michelin star chefs and MasterChef winners cooking their favourite recipes and giving you top tips.

Take a look below at the mouth-watering line-up of food and drink festivals in Newcastle and Gateshead.

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  1. Add Great Exhibition of the North 2018 to your Itinerary

    Great Exhibition of the North 2018

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    22 June 2018to9 Sept 2018

    The country’s biggest event in 2018, it will pack a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences into 80 days.

    Indicative Availability

    Book Great Exhibition of the North 2018 Online (opens in a new window)

    Price

    Free
  2. Add The Bathtub Sessions Gin Festival to your Itinerary

    The Bathtub Sessions Gin Festival

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    6 July 2018to7 July 2018

    The Bathtub Sessions is a Gin festival with a twist, an assembly of the finest gin distillers including some of the UK's leading small batch independents offering over 150 gins.

    Indicative Availability

    Book The Bathtub Sessions Gin Festival Online (opens in a new window)

    Price

    Price £10.00 Per person per day
  3. Add CheeseFest UK to your Itinerary

    CheeseFest UK

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    18 Aug 2018to18 Aug 2018

    We are excited to announce CheeseFest Uk’s first ever event in Newcastle! Hosted at the amazing Newcastle Racecourse.

    Indicative Availability

    Book CheeseFest UK Online (opens in a new window)

  4. Add The Staiths Food Market to your Itinerary

    The Staiths Food Market

    Dunston

    Dates

    From:
    14 July 2018to14 July 2018
    From:
    11 Aug 2018to11 Aug 2018
    From:
    8 Sept 2018to8 Sept 2018

    The Staiths Food Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month between May and September, 11am - 3pm.

    Staged on the river tyne at the Dunston Staiths, one of Europe's largest wooden structures, this monthly food market has an enviable...

  5. Add Leek Show to your Itinerary

    Leek Show

    Northeast

    Dates

    From:
    30 Aug 2018to2 Sept 2018

    Pack up your potatoes and bring your beetroot to enter the Leek Show. The hotly-contested event sees visitors, staff and volunteers enter their home-grown produce, plus a grand charity auction of entries to close the event.

  6. Add Leek Show to your Itinerary

    Leek Show

    Northeast

    Dates

    From:
    8 Sept 2018to9 Sept 2018

    Pack up your potatoes and bring your beetroot to enter the Leek Show. The hotly-contested event sees visitors, staff and volunteers enter their home-grown produce, plus a grand charity auction of entries to close the event.

  7. Add Agricultural Show to your Itinerary

    Agricultural Show

    Northeast

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2018to16 Sept 2018

    A typical country show from the early 1900s, with exciting demonstrations in the show ring, craftsmen and women demonstrating their skills and livestock and agricultural machinery on view.

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