Smoke and Fire Festival

Smoke and Fire Festival

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Get tickets here for the UK's biggest BBQ food festival, Smoke and Fire!

Join Smoke and Fire for an unforgettable summer food festival experience at Ascot or Maldon where they perfectly blend family fun and gourmet barbeque flavours from the Mississippi Delta and Deep South! Savour delectable delights from award-winning street food vendors and pop-up restaurants.

2024 will see the most inclusive festivals yet, showcasing a broad church of BBQ food, using smoke and flame as condiments and flavour enhancers, all wrapped around an immersive experience for our visitors to enjoy.

Discover a diverse culinary landscape with restaurant pop-ups and demonstrations ranging from Peruvian and South African braai to Brazilian Churrasco, Korean BBQ, South American Asado, authentic Texan flavours, and a variety of options including Halal and plant-based cuisines. Smoke and Fire festivals are guaranteed to please anyone! 

What can I expect at Smoke and Fire Festival?

  • At Ascot: The World Butcher Wars™, featuring 17 countries and 34 world-class Butchers competing for the crown.
  • Check out the British Open Freestyle BBQ Championships! At Maldon
  • Meet BBC's Sam and Shauna! Matt, Blak, David Lagonell( temper)  and the incredible Texan Sausage Sensi plus many more.
  • Get up close with live fire and BBQ demos at Feast form the Fire Stage
  • Shop unique finds at the Artisan Pavilion
  • Enjoy incredible live music, from Rock A Billy to, Ska, Reggae, Blues and Country!
  • Rides and Free Circus Skill workshops, for your little ones
  • Discover the latest in BBQs Grills and Smokers at our BBQ Alley!
  • Bark Park for all your furry friends.
  • The legendary extreme eating Hot Wing challenge and Chilli Eating contests.

The best of American BBQ music!

Listen to some amazing Live bands throughout the day including The Hoosiers Live In concert (Maldon Only) and dance the day away as you snack on amazing award winning BBQ street food.

The best day out for your little ones

Smoke and Fire also cater to their younger guests with rides, workshops, and roaming entertainers. For the adventurous foodies, join in on the legendary chili and hot wing eating challenges!

Unwind at the mini Real Ale and Cider festival, all while enjoying live music throughout the weekend. Your family's BBQ and outdoor cooking adventure begins here!!

Get your tickets here for the UK's biggest and best BBQ festival, enjoy a day of bourbon, beer and burgers in Ascot or Maldon! Tickets are delivered instantly via email and SMS!

Smoke and Fire Food Festival - Ascot Racecourse

The Smoke and Fire festival is back this summer at the Ascot racecourse! Get tickets here for a day of beer, bourbon, and burgers!

Available from 20 July 2024 to 21 July 2024

Smoke and Fire festival - Maldon, Essex

Smoke and Fire Festival is back at Maldon, Essex this August! Don't miss out on an amazing day of bourbon, beer and burgers!

Available from 17 August 2024 to 18 August 2024
High Street,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
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  • On site parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Food & Drink
  • Toilets
  • Live music

Yes of course. All smoke and fire festival sites are very accessible.

The event has plenty of covering and shelters should the weather be a little inclement, so you’ll be celebrating rain or shine!

You are not permitted to bring your own food and drink to the festival, bag searches will take place. There will be plenty of drink, food and dietary options for you to sample throughout the day.

If you require specific specialist food/drink for personal dietary requirements, then you will be allowed to bring it in.

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