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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 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.

  2. 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
  3. 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

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    Price

    Price £10.00 Per Ticket Type
  4. 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
  5. GemArts Masala Festival 2017

    Tyne and Wear

    Dates

    From:
    17 July 2017to23 July 2017

    GemArts Masala Festival returns for 2017 and once again will bring a mix and blend of the very finest South Asian Arts and Culture to the North East.

    Indicative Availability

    Book GemArts Masala Festival 2017 Online (opens in a new window)

  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 GemArts Masala Festival at Trinity Square to your Itinerary

    GemArts Masala Festival at Trinity Square

    Tyne and Wear

    Dates

    From:
    22 July 2017to22 July 2017

    Family fun for all ages. Join in FREE arts workshops, visit Henna Artists for beautiful designs, and learn how to make delicious South Asian inspired recipes, as Trinity Square is transformed into Gateshead's own Indian Bazaar. 

    Indicative Availability

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    Price

    Free
  8. Add Jesterval Street Circus at Trinity Square to your Itinerary

    Jesterval Street Circus at Trinity Square

    Tyne and Wear

    Dates

    From:
    29 July 2017to29 July 2017

    There will be lots of FREE amazing family fun and performances during this pop-up Street Circus at Trinity Square between 11:30am and 3pm. 

    Indicative Availability

    Book Jesterval Street Circus at Trinity Square Online (opens in a new window)

    Price

    Free
  9. Add Discover-EAT at Discovery Museum to your Itinerary

    Discover-EAT at Discovery Museum

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    26 July 2017to26 July 2017
    From:
    30 Aug 2017to30 Aug 2017
    From:
    27 Sept 2017to27 Sept 2017

    The North East's newest monthly street food social on Blandford Square - where the food is anything but bland. Join us for an early/late lunch or after work social. Each month we bring together a selection of the coolest eats, sweets and treats for...

    Price

    Free
  10. Add Laithwaites Wine Tasting, Newcastle  to your Itinerary

    Laithwaites Wine Tasting, Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dates

    From:
    16 Sept 2017to16 Sept 2017

    Join us at the Discovery Museum on Saturday 16th September and discover a world of wine all under one roof! There are two tasting sessions to choose from and there will be a selection of over 30 wines to sample.

    Price

    Price £25.00 Per person per day

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