Chelmsford

1st — 3rd October 2021

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

We’re good to go! Join us at Chelmsford Foodies Festival 2021 for our biggest celebration yet of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music with headliners Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

*Shuttle Bus* running between Chelmsford Train Station (located in parking bay opposite Premier Inn on Victoria Rd) and Hylands Park every 30 minutes.

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 expert bakers including Great British Bake Off Winner Candice Brown and GBBO Finalist 2020 Laura Adlington 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! 

Kids join in the fun at The Kids Cookery Theatre run by SuperChefs where they can learn to create scrumptious recipes with a Teddy Bear Picnic theme. This year we have an extended Kids Zone and Crafts Tent so everyone has a fun day out! 

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 - 6pm

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Good to know:

Free Shuttle Bus for visitors running between Chelmsford Train Station and Foodies Festival all day everyday.
Free Car parking available for visitors.
Dogs welcome on a short leash
Showguide £4
Goody Bag £5

See Tickets customer service

http://foodies.seetickets.com/customerservice

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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MAYBE GAGA Headline Live Music Stage

The Chefs Theatre

13.00 Sandy Tang – MasterChef Finalist 2020
14.00 Madeeha Qureshi- MasterChef Finalist 2021
15.00 Alex Webb – MasterChef:The Professionals Champion 2020
16.00 Rob Baker-Gall _ Mr Baker’s Cakes
17.00 The Chilli Eating Competition

The Drinks Theatre

12.30 Hunters Brewery Beer Tasting
13.30 Premier Cru Champagne Tasting with The Champagne Cave
14.30 A Touch of Cardrona Magic
15.30 Campo Viejo Wine Tasting
16.30 Charles & Mike Distillery Gin Tasting

The Cake & Bake Theatre

12.30 Charlotte White – Raspberry & Yoghurt Breakfast Muffins
13.30 Rob Baker-Gall of Mr Baker’s Cakes – Carrot & Orange Cupcakes
14.30 Charlotte White – Summer Berry Blondie
15.30 Liz Burnett AKA Bu from BuBakes – Black Forest Semi-Naked Cake
16.30 Martin Dawkins from The Rustic Chefs – Plant-Based Pina Colada Pannacotta
17.30 Charlotte White -Easiest Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

MAH Live Music Stage

12.00 Hector Cottam
12.40 Natalie Shay
13.15 Hector
14.05 Natalie Shay
15.05 The Zarrs
16.15 Liam Vincent & The Odd Foxes
17.30 Maybe Gaga

SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR Headline Live Music Stage

The Chefs Theatre

12.00 David Rickett – MasterChef Finalist 2020
13.00 Candice Brown – GBBO Winner & Author of Happy Cooking
14.00 Thomas Frake – Masterchef Winner 2020
15.00 Alex Webb – MasterChef:The Professionals Champion 2020
16.00 Martin Dawkins – The Rustic Chef
17.00 The Chilli Eating Competition

The Drinks Theatre

12.30 Hunters Brewery Beer Tasting
13.30 Premier Cru Champagne Tasting with The Champagne Cave
14.30 A Touch of Cardrona Magic
15.30 Fizz Fanatics with Mike Dicks
16.30 Charles & Mike Distillery Gin Tasting

The Cake & Bake Theatre

11.30 Liz Burnett AKA Bu from BuBakes – Black Forest Semi-Naked Cake
12.30 Rob Baker-Gall of Mr Baker’s Cakes – Carrot & Orange Cupcakes
13.30 Laura Adlington – GBBO Finalist 2020
14.30 Dave Friday – GBBO Finalist 2020
15.30 Candice Brown – GBBO Winner & Author of Happy Cooking
16.30 Grace Hall of Bootsy Bakes – Perfect Plant-Based Scones
17.30 Charlotte White -Easiest Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

Kids Cookery Theatre run by SuperChefs

11.30 Teddy Bears Picnic Lunch
12.45 Oodles of Noodles
14.00 Foodies Fruity Mess
15.15 Teddy Bears Picnic Lunch
16.30 Oodles of Noodles

MAH Live Music Stage

11.00 Jessica Lee Morgan
11.30 Paul Prem Nadama
12.05 Fisher & Rae
12.40 VLTGE
13-30 Fisher and Rae
14.30 Feral Ghost
15.20 Katie Kittermaster
16.30 Rehab
18.00 SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR

ULTIMATE COLDPLAY Headline Live Music Stage

The Chefs Theatre

12.00 Saurav Nath – Tilda Chef of The Year & Best Plant Based Innovator
13.00 Omar Allibhoy – Tapas Revolution
14.00 Fazila Ajikumar – Live Dosa
15.00 Alex Webb – MasterChef:The Professionals Champion 2020
16.00 Martin Dawkins – The Rustic Chef
17.00 The Chilli Eating Competition

The Drinks Theatre

12.30 Hunters Brewery Beer Tasting
13.30 Premier Cru Champagne Tasting with The Champagne Cave
14.30 A Touch of Cardrona Magic
15.30 Fizz Fanatics with Mike Dicks
16.30 Charles & Mike Distillery Gin Tasting

The Cake & Bake Theatre

11.30 Liz Burnett AKA Bu from BuBakes – Black Forest Semi-Naked Cake
12.30 Martin Dawkins from The Rustic Chefs – Plant-Based Pina Colada Pannacotta
13.30 Grace Hall of Bootsy Bakes – Perfect Plant-Based Scones
14.30 Tony Rodd – MasterChef & Copper & Ink – Apple and Blackberry Pies
15.30 Becky Cummings of Pin Up Pantry – Bramble Muffins with a Bramble Cocktail
16.30 Charlotte White – The End of The Show Show

Kids Cookery Theatre run by SuperChefs

11.30 Teddy Bears Picnic Lunch
12.45 Oodles of Noodles
14.00 Foodies Fruity Mess
15.15 Teddy Bears Picnic Lunch
16.30 Oodles of Noodles

MAH Live Music Stage

11.00 McGoozer
11.40 Jessica Lee Morgan
12.30 McGoozer
13.20 Funky Voices choir
14.15 The Lightwaves
15.20 Hicktown Breakout
16.30 ULTIMATE COLDPLAY