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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 Newcastle Foodies Festival to your Itinerary

    Newcastle Foodies Festival

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    2 June 2017to4 June 2017

    Join in the fun at Foodies Festival with Top Chefs coming to Newcastle for the first time in June

    Indicative Availability

    Book Newcastle Foodies Festival Online (opens in a new window)

    Price

    Price £11.00 to £14.00 Per person per day
  2. Add The Bathtub Sessions Gin Festival to your Itinerary

    The Bathtub Sessions Gin Festival

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    7 July 2017to8 July 2017

    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 Craft Beer Calling to your Itinerary

    Craft Beer Calling

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2017to28 Oct 2017

    For one weekend only, an assembly of some of the worlds leading craft breweries under one roof! 

    Indicative Availability

    Book Craft Beer Calling Online (opens in a new window)

    Price

    Price £8.00 Per person per day
  4. Add Q Festival to your Itinerary

    Q Festival

    Gateshead

    Dates

    From:
    14 July 2017to6 Aug 2017

    Quench your thirst for Summer with fun Summer days and long, hot Summer nights. Join us for the very first Q Festival from Friday 14 July - Sunday 6 August 2017.

    A beautiful 1920s feel Spielgeltent on Baltic Square will play host to a vibrant...

  5. Add Steampunk Gin Festival 2017 - Part of Q Festival to your Itinerary

    Steampunk Gin Festival 2017 - Part of Q Festival

    Gateshead

    Dates

    From:
    21 July 2017to22 July 2017

    Calling all gin lovers……. Steampunk Gin will be hosting a fantastic weekend long Gin Festival during Q Festival with one day time and two evening sessions. As well as showcasing the best gins the North of England has to offer, they will also have a...

    Indicative Availability

    Book Steampunk Gin Festival 2017 - Part of Q Festival Online (opens in a new window)

    Price

    Price £10.00 Per Ticket Type
  6. Add Beamish Live - Music and BBQ to your Itinerary

    Beamish Live - Music and BBQ

    Beamish

    Dates

    From:
    12 Aug 2017to12 Aug 2017

    Join us in the sun-filled (we hope!) Stables courtyard for a chilled Saturday of great local live bands, a fantastic choice of beers, ciders, gins and wines and the best atmosphere in the region - not to mention some irresistible food options.
    Line...

    Price

    Free
  7. Add Newcastle Great Northern Soul Food  to your Itinerary

    Newcastle Great Northern Soul Food

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    17 June 2017to17 June 2017

    Throw in some all day soul and funk, live music, DJs and food vendors and you get Great Northern Soul Food. The first instalment of the day festival at Boiler Shop will have jams coming from Smoove and Turrell (DJ and live vocal set) amongst many...

    Indicative Availability

    Book Newcastle Great Northern Soul Food Online (opens in a new window)

  8. Add Beamish Big Bash to your Itinerary

    Beamish Big Bash

    Beamish

    Dates

    From:
    22 Sept 2017to23 Sept 2017

    Booze, tunes and the best atmosphere for miles around. This year we are combining our usual two bank holiday music events to bring you something truly special. Expect a festival vibe with a variety of the best live music and some of the best street...

    Price

    Free
  9. Add Beer and Bread Weekender to your Itinerary

    Beer and Bread Weekender

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    16 June 2017to17 June 2017

    Beer is often called 'alcoholic bread' - and why not? They both share virtually identical processes so it makes sense - as does a day and a half of bread making using beer balms and other byproducts of the brewing industry. And don't worry, you...

    Price

    Price £175.00 Per Ticket Type
  10. Add Gin Festival Newcastle to your Itinerary

    Gin Festival Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    9 June 2017to10 June 2017

    Described in Timeout as one of the "Top 10 things to do in 2016," the UK's biggest and oldest Gin Festival is coming back to the North East for our 4th annual trip to our new much bigger home at Newcastle Racecourse!.

    Indicative Availability

    Book Gin Festival Newcastle Online (opens in a new window)

    Price

    Price £9.50 Per person per day

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