Taste Cumbria Food Fests
Taste Cumbria Food Festival takes place in Cockermouth on Saturday &Sunday in late September. And Christmas Taste Fair.December 9 and 10 in 2023.
Food events, music stage and much more will be between Station Street
and the Cocker bridge (with walkthrough tunnel!) Hot food, another music
stage and more stalls will be over the bridge in the Market Place.
All day and into the evening of Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, with launch events on the Friday night, the town will be filled with food and music as the event organised by Allerdale Council will this year merge with the Northbound festival which features performances from some of the best local bands.
The main Taste Cumbria festival always includes a big producers market on Main Street with 80 stalls. The Taste Cumbria Demonstration Stage will also be based here with some fabulous food and drink experts showing off their skills.
In the Memorial Gardens alongside the River Derwent where live bands will entertain the visitors on the Northbound stage all day and into in the evening on the Friday and Saturday. Workingtons Tractor Shed Brewery will serve a host of local beers and ales. There will also be plenty of childrens activities and rides.
Previous Taste EventsSimon Rogan, the Cumbrian chef, was the top attraction at Taste Cumbria 2014, the countys biggest food festival. He hosted the festivals pop-up restaurant.
An official website with information is now online.
Organised by CN Events, the 2014 Taste Cumbria festival included a beer festival and comedy night. Then, on Saturday and Sunday , there was a packed weekend of masterclasses, demonstrations and Grub Club family activities, as well as a Produce Market with around 100 stalls offering tastings, shopping and foodie activities. Many of the independent businesses in Cockermouth also join in the event, offering special offers, samples and competitions with a food and drink theme.
The 2014 festival was funded by generous financial assistance from Allerdale Borough Council, Cockermouth Town Council, Cumbria Tourism, the Trout Hotel, Jennings Brewery, Caterite and The Coffee Kitchen in Cockermouth, the new Lakes Distillery and innovation and technology giant Westinghouse.
An official new website with information is now online.
The Hairy Bikers - Dave Myers and Si
King - could have filled Christ Church at least four times over for
their two shows on Saturday, which were a mix of cooking and quips.
As well as the market, which featured local food producers and businesses,
the Memorial Gardens was the venue for traders with the centrepiece
the beer and bangers marquee, featuring Cockermouth brewers Jennings,
Workington outfit Michael Krause and other local breweries. See
images on Facebook.
Fest in 2010
showpiece of the 2010 festival was Saturday's 'Open Dining' event, where
for one day Cockermouth becomes a huge, open-air food court!
Antony Worrell Thompson at the 2010 Fest