A jam packed programme of food festivals and events are set to go ahead this season across Lancashire, Cumbria and The Lake District. All of which are in convenient reach (with a short commute) from our Lancashire static caravan site.
Following a quiet couple of years for events, foodies will be eager to browse and sample locally produced treats. This year, the Queen’s Jubilee will add a royal flavour to the celebrations in June, as well as a mouth watering selection of food markets. We’ve compiled a guide to food and drink events and festivals in Lancashire and The Lakes in 2022.
Lancaster Food and Drink Festival
Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3LA
30 April – 2 May 2022
2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Lancaster Food and Drink Festival – a perfect place for ‘hardcore foodies and the culinarily curious to gather in one place to scoff and quaff the fabulous flavours of 40+ food and drink stalls’.
The 2022 festival will be held on 30th April and 1st and 2nd May at Lancaster Brewery and runs from 12 pm ‘til 6 pm. Expect an impressive showcase all of the best food and drink from the local area and beyond.
The event offers great accessibility, with blue badge parking and everything on one level. All are welcome, including dogs!
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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB
14 May 2022
The Marmalade Festival is returning to Dalemain Mansion in 2022. A great day out in Cumbria and a must for anyone who loves marmalade!
As part of the celebrations, awards are given out to the best homemade marmalade’s as well as tastings, stalls, talks, children’s activities and more!
The event has a local charity aspect with funds raised to support the Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland.
Food & Drink Market
North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8QT
29 May 2022
Fantastic Food & Drink Market with a range of suppliers from across The Lake District offering a wide range of produce to sample and purchase.
Garstang Ice Cream Festival
High Street, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1EB
17 July 2022 – Free admission
Coming to Garstang The Ice Cream Festival makes a welcome return in 2022. From the organisers of Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival, the event brings together local ice cream as well as artisan ice cream specialists. The Garstang Ice Cream Festival offers something to suit all tastes including varieties of vegan and dairy free ice creams and sorbets.
Clitheroe Food Festival
Town Centre, Clitheroe, Lancashire
30 July 2022 – Free Admission
Clitheroe Food Festival is a showcase in July of local food and drink producers, and their delicious produce. The festival has grown considerably in popularity and can attract thousands of visitors in recent years. Talented chefs, range of culinary activities as well as live music from local artists. This is a glorious celebration of Lancashire produce and the best home-grown flavours.
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The Big Jubilee Lunch on the Terrace
The Swan Hotel & Spa, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8NB
2 – 3 June 2022 – £30 per person
Enjoy the Big Jubilee celebrations in style with afternoon tea on the terrace at The Swan Hotel & Spa. Don’t miss the chance to mark this once-in-a-lifetime landmark event with a quintessentially British afternoon treat with friends, bunting galore, live music and a special event fit for a queen.
Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6RG
3 June 2022 – £37.00 per person
A great chance to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee in style at Castle Green Hotel. Book your place for the afternoon tea party including a special jubilee cocktail and live entertainment from Fred Binley & The Jubilee Jazz Band.
Inn on the Lake, Ullswater, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0PE
3 June 2022 – £39.95 per person
Enjoy the royal event with a stunning view! The Inn on the Lake, Ullswater are hosting a celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend with a ‘best of Britain’ 3-course lunch plus welcome canapes.
The singer Glen Anderson will also be performing throughout the afternoon.
Ullswater Steamers, Pooley Bridge pier, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2NN
10th, 17th, 24th June and 2nd & 9th September 2022 – Ticket Price: £29.50
This is a Gin experience with a difference! Special tastings which spotlight local Gin Distilleries with entertainment from Fiona Hanlon to complete the memorable experience.
Fish & Chip Trains at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW
24th June & 23rd September 2022 – Adult : £22.50. Child: £20.00
Fish & Chip train ride experience evenings at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway are back! Your ticket includes a return journey starting at Ravenglass station pulled by a diesel engines, fish & chip supper with mushy peas, bread and butter, served at Dalegarth Fellbites café. Alcohol, soft drinks and hot drinks can be purchased on the night.
Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival
Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6HF
13 – 14 August 2022 – Free Admission
The annual Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival is an event to celebrate the best food and drink suppliers in the Lancashire region. Take your pick from a huge range of locally produced food and drink. A family friendly event with fun things to do for kids – this is simply a must for all foodies!
Bowland Food Festival
Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1EB
13 – 15 August 2022 – Free entry
The Bowland Food Festival in August is a wonderful food and drink showcase. The event which is held at Holmes Mill has a makers market, cookery demos and entertainment – a foodie’s paradise over an entire weekend!
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Burnley Artisan Market
St Jame’s Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1QL
4 September 2022
One of the later events in the year is the Burnley Artisan Market. Made up of artisan and independent producers offering pies, freshly baked breads, street food, akes, fresh roasted coffee, and a whole host of other tasty treats. It’s not just food and drink at this event – there is handcrafted jewellery, and a range of arts and crafts available to purchase.