Enjoy a delicious weekend of real ales, local cider, local food, cooking demo’s, family fun and live entertainment. 

The Budleigh Salterton Food Festival is one of the top Food Festivals in Devon, now in its 3rd year; it has grown from strength to strength and offers a packed weekend of entertainment for all the family. We’ve been speaking to the local volunteers who put on the festival to get the low down on what to see and do during the weekend.

What is Budleigh Food Festival and when is it on? 

Budleigh Festival is a Food and Drink Festival with family fun and music, and events held in and around town Green and Public Hall. The event runs from Saturday 8th April to Sunday 9th April, from 10am. The event is free to all areas during the day, but on Saturday night there is an afterhours party at £15 a ticket.

Tell us a bit about the history of Budleigh Food Festival?

Now in its 3rd year, the Budleigh Food and Drink Festival is a packed weekend of entertainment for the whole family. The main site of the foodie festival is situated in and around the Public Hall and on The Green, in the beautiful seaside town of Budleigh Salterton.

The festival kicks off at 10am on the Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend there will be food demonstrations and talks, a local Real Ale Festival, children’s craft, games and workshops for all ages, along with family shows and entertainment. There will be a fabulous selection of food and drink with artisans, makers and producers from across the county, plus the new Living and Lifestyle marquee* hosting independent local designer-makers, organisations and businesses connected with the environment and well-being... not to mention the first Budleigh Master Chef competition - with the final on Sunday 9th at 3pm.

And if that isn’t enough to entertain you, there is also a fabulous schedule of live music; during the daytime on the new Acoustic Stage** in the market area and in the main entertainment marquee from 3pm each day, with more on Saturday evening from 7pm at The Afters Party - a double headlining live music concert in the Public Hall. The Afters Party is a ticketed event, £15pp, available on the festival website. So get the babysitters booked for that one, it’s time for the Mums & Dads to let their hair down!

What would you say are the five top things to see and do at the Budleigh Food Festival?

Food Market, Fun Family events, Chef’s Demos, Live Music and Fun! Check the full programme of Events for more information.

Where can we find out more information about Budleigh Food Festival? And how do people get tickets?

www.budleighfoodanddrink.org.uk  this is a free event held during the weekend of April 8th & 9th. Tickets are available for the fabulous live music Afters’ Party on Saturday night from the web site £15.

How to get to the Food Festival

There is a paid car park at the rear of the Public Hall, or there is a Free Car Park just behind that.

If you don’t want to bring your car, there are excellent public transport links to Exmouth, Exeter and Sidmouth, please see Traveline South West.


Budleigh Salterton Food & Drink Festival
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Budleigh Salterton Food & Drink Festival

Celebrate food and family fun at Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival!



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