The wait is almost over! This weekend (Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April) Bishop Auckland Food Festival will be taking place.

Right now, over 130 traders from across the North East are busy preparing their wares. The stalls will be bursting with the finest produce the region has to offer including tasty street food, refreshing artisan drinks and indulgent cakes and desserts. You really will be spoilt for choice!

Who will you be visiting first? You can view the full list of exhibitors on the Bishop Auckland Food Festival website. 

close up picture of fudge bar decorated with colourful sweets

And of course, the fabulous line up of celebrity chefs will be keeping everyone entertained all weekend long in the outdoor cookery theatre. As always entry to the cookery theatre is free.

Find out when your favourites are appearing on the food festival website.  

collage of celebrity chefs appearing at Bishop Auckland Food Festival

While you’re enjoying all the deliciousness and soaking up the festival atmosphere there’ll be live music, children’s craft workshops and roaming entertainers – look out for the Giant Chefs heading your way! For the full schedule visit the food festival's What’s On guide

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Find out all you need to know about visiting with the handy street map and useful travel information (including details of the festival Park & Ride service) here.

For all the latest news and updates be sure to follow Bishop Auckland Food Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

map of Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2022

Durham County Council’s festival and events programme is a key part of the county’s vibrant cultural programme and a driving force behind its bid to become UK City of Culture 2025.

Support County Durham’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid by using the hashtag #durham2025 on social media and stay tuned for further updates on how to get involved.




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