A Guide To Suffolk’s Food Festivals in 2024

Here in Suffolk, we like to celebrate the good things in life with a festival. Whether it’s music, literature, or indeed food, there’s sure to be a festival to enjoy the very best that it has to offer. Perfectly complementing a stay in one of our Barns or Barges for rent, festivals in Suffolk have a reputation for being well organised and incredibly good fun to attend. As lovers of food, we thought it would be well worth highlighting the fantastic range of food festivals taking place in 2024 that our guests will find hard to resist tucking into.

Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival

Taking place in August, the Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink festival takes place over two days – it would be unreasonable to imagine that you could fit in all of the fantastic food in our county in just a single day- and brings together a veritable smorgasbord of delights to sample. Hosted in the suitably picturesque Abbey Gardens, this festival benefits from a historic backdrop and a variety of eye-catching market stalls. Renowned for bringing the very best chefs and producers to town, the festival has something for everyone, whether that’s artisanal cheeses or craft beers. Maybe even both. With live cooking demonstrations and tasting sessions on offer, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.

Taste of East Anglia

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, the Taste of East Anglia festival hosted at Kentwell Hall in June is a dog-friendly event which brings together over 70 local artisan producers. Focussed on street food and local craft ales, this festival also gathers a variety of locally produced wines to ensure that there’s something for every kind of foodie or thirsty person on the grounds. As a festival which combines food and drink with trade stalls, this unique celebration is fast becoming one of the most popular events in the Suffolk summer calendar.    

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival

Think that food and drink festivals are a new fad that’ll pass us by like the yo-yo and rollerblades? Think again. The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival will be celebrating its 20th birthday in 2024 and plans to throw a big two-day event to celebrate. Inviting visitors to meander through a variet of stalls and participate in tastings, workshops and cooking demonstrations, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that this one promises to be a foodies paradise. Abundant with locally sourced ingredients, it also poses an ideal opportunity for holidaymakers to bring back some mouthwatering treats to enjoy on their return home.

Got your appetite whetted for a festival and a memorable holiday? Our Barns and Barges for rent in Suffolk will ensure that you’re able to enjoy both in style. Equipped with private hot tubs and all of the comforts necessary to experience an unforgettable countryside retreat, be sure to take a look at our availability, today.

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