Chelmsford

1st — 3rd October 2021

Join in the fun over the weekend at Chelmsford's favourite food festival.

We’re so excited to reveal that the NEW MasterChef Champion, Tom Rhodes is joining us at Foodies Festival THIS SUMMER!

Tom Rhodes is just as excited to be involved as we are “I’m a huge fan of Foodies Festival, so I’m over the moon that it’s back this year. As well as all the amazing food, drinks and live music, I’ll be there and can’t wait to share my favourite recipes and quick kitchen tricks. The Foodies Festival really feels like the perfect way to kick back and celebrate this summer and I’m excited to see you all there.”

Tom will be joined by the other finalists, Alexina Anatole, Mike Tomkins and Laura Michael as well as previous MasterChef Champions including the 2020 winner Thomas Frake and reigning MasterChef Professionals Champion Alex Webb cooking their winning recipes for you!

Join us at Chelmsford Foodies Festival 2021 for our biggest celebration yet of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music with headliners:

Friday 1st October Maybe Gaga

Saturday 2nd October SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR

Sunday 3rd October Flash Queen Tribute Band

Watch MasterChef Champions, Michelin star and top local chefs cooking  their signature summer recipes in The Chefs Theatre and giving you top tips. The line up includes GBBO Winner Candice Brown,  GBBO Finalist 2020 Laura Adlington, GBBO Finalist 2020 Dave Friday, MasterChef: The Professionals Champion 2020 Alex Webb, MasterChef Champion 2020 Thomas FrakeMasterChef Champion 2019 Irini Tzortzoglou and MasterChef Finalist 2020 Sandy Tang with many more to be announced. 

Learn how to make show stopping cakes in The Cake & Bake Theatre at the festivals with Bake Off Winner 2021 Peter SawkinsBake Off Winner 2016 Candice Brown as well as GBBO 2020 Finalists Laura AdlingtonDave Friday and Bake Off favourite Hermine who will share their best baking hints and tips live on stage with easy to make recipes that are as delicious to look at as they are to eat.  Indulge in afternoon tea staples such as lemon drizzle loaf, delicious buns, chocolate delights, as well as gluten free and vegan sweet treats and you’ll get a treat at the end of it! 

Sample new wines, champagnes and cocktails in The Drinks Theatre, eat delicious street food from around the world, taste new flavours, meet artisan producers, have fun all day with chilli eating competitions and food challenges plus brand new extended Kids Zone with Kids Cookery theatre by SuperChefs.

We have released new weekend tickets which let you enjoy three days of great food, great music and great fun, plus day tickets if you prefer to come for the day. Don’t forget that children under 12 and dogs get in for free.

Just to reassure you that we are monitoring the coronavirus outbreak closely, taking guidance from the UK government, and that the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and staff is our top priority.

We look forward to welcoming you this Summer and enjoying a fun filled weekend!

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Venue Address:

Hylands Park, Chelmsford CM2 8FS

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Opening times:

Friday 1st October 2021

12pm - 7pm

Saturday 2nd October 2021

11am - 7pm

Sunday 3rd October 2021

11am - 7pm

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Good to know:

Dogs welcome on a short leash
Showguide £4
Goody Bag £5

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0844 995 1111

Chelmsford Council and Foodies Festival are monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak closely and we will continue to follow the advice provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Government and Public Health England to ensure the safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff.

All attendees are encouraged to maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene. Our visitors’ safety is our number one priority and as this is a developing situation, we will continue to monitor and review our security measures to adhere with the recommended advice.

We do recommend that visitors keep a close eye on the situation too, referring to the latest information and advice provided by Public Health England. Should anything change, updates will be posted to this website and emails sent to registered newsletter subscribers.

* Event dates are subject to change and subject to license

What to do?

Festival timetable

Friday 1st October

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Saturday 2nd October

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Sunday 3rd October

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