The Great British Food Festival - Hardwick Hall

The Great British Food Festival - Hardwick Hall

The Great British Food Festival 2024

Available to 2 June 2024

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The Great British Food Festival Hardwick Hall is arriving in Chesterfield this summer for an incredible family festival full of food and fun

From the 31st of May to the 2nd of June 2024, Hardwick Hall will be host to the Great British Food Festival!

Feast your eyes on a family day out that has something for everyone, from food, to live music, kids activities and even something for the dogs! There really are so many things to do in Derbyshire's big food festival. 

Here's a sneak peak of some of the foodie fun going on at Hardwick Hall this year:

  • Artisan Market: From chocolate to chutney and cheese to chili sauce, there's a huge selection of tasty treats that's bound to prove a terrific time for your tastebuds. 
  • Street food: Whether its tacos, pastas, burgers, hot dogs or curries that you're looking for, you won't be disappointed tasting the festival's super street food. Every trader is rated a 5-Star hygiene rating! 
  • Chef Demos: Chefs from all over will be giving cooking demonstrations on their favourite meals so you can learn the ways of becoming a master chef too! 
  • Bake Stage: Join the Fabulous Sandy D from Great British Bake-Off on the Bake Stage this year. She's ready to entertain you with some fabulous recipes and top tips!
  • BBQ Stage: Expect lots of smoke and tasty tips throughout the day as you become a barbie king or barbie queen with the exciting new BBQ stage program! 
  • Food Challenges: It's man and woman vs food on the Challenge Stage! From dessert showdowns, to sausage eat-offs and the fiery chilli challenge, these foody contests are a must-see. 
  • Cake Off: Over 800 cakes have been cut, tasted and deliberated, but only one can be the winner... Make sure not to miss the fiercely competitive Cake Off. 
  • Foraging Walks: Embark on a guided walk around the site and forage for goodies with edible, medicinal and even cosmetic uses. 
  • Kids Cookery: Little ones are in for a treat when they learn how to cook some new recipes. For 30-40 minutes, kids can cook up some Rocky Road Truffles or Peppermint & Orange Pebbles to take home. 

But that's not all! Here's some other things to do at Great British Food Festival Derbyshire this year: 

  • Live Music: From 10am to 5pm, a wide range of musicians will be taking to the stage to provide the sounds to your food-tastic day. 
  • Bars: Where there's great food, there also has to be great drinks! Find a selection of beers, lagers, ciders, ales, wines, whiskeys cocktails, gins and more.
  • Kids Activities: There's so many things to do for kids on their day out at the Great British Food Festival. Including a Party Workshops Family Circus, Treasure Hunt, Wacky Races, Bouncy Castle, Fairground Rides and a Mini Zoo!
  • Crafts & Gifts: Get your hands on a wide range of textiles, ceramics, handmade cards, soft toys, collectables, handmade candles, bath bombs and soaps, photographic art, confectionery, hand painted glass, jewellery, ladies clothes, paintings, wood crafts, fashion accessories and lots, lots more!
  • Dog-friendly Fun: Dogs will love exploring the Great British Food Festival. No need to leave your dog back home, bring them along on a short lead and keep an eye out for the dog-friendly food stalls!

There's so much to get up to at the Great British Food Festival in Hardwick Hall! So head on down to Chesterfield for the weekend for guaranteed smiles on faces and full bellies for the whole family.

Book your Great British Food Festival tickets at Hardwick Hall today, or take a look at the other Great British Food Festival dates: 

Derbyshire
S44 5QJ

How to find us

By car: 

Eight miles south-east of Chesterfield; via A6175. Leave M1 exit 29, follow brown signs

Sat Nav: Please use postcode S44 5QJ. Please be aware this may take you along minor roads depending on your location. 

By foot:

Follow the Rowthorne Trail and Teversal Trail. Please note signage is limited.

By train:

The closest train station is Chesterfield. From there you can pick up a taxi or catch the Pronto bus from Chesterfield coach station, see bus directions for further details.

By bus:

From Chesterfield, alight Glapwell 'Young Vanish' and cross the road, walk up the hill and take first right following signs to Rowthorne & Hardwick. Continue toward village then take second right and first left, arriving at Rowthorne gate. Continue straight to access Hardwick Hall. Please note the walk from the bus stop is approximately two miles, on main roads in part and with limited signage.

By bike:

Hardwick can be reached by a number of routes, see below. Please note Hardwick operates a one way system for cars so you may be travelling against traffic.

  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair and pushchair access
  • Accessible and disabled-friendly toilets

The Great British Food Festival is dog-friendly.

Please note that all dogs must remain on a lead at all times and that owners must clean up after their dogs.

For hygiene reasons and the enjoyment of all visitors, dogs are not permitted into the food marquees/demonstration tents and/or most of the Estate buildings, so please bear this in mind when deciding whether or not to bring your furry friend with you.

Please note the visitor requiring a carer to attend with them, MUST be able to bring with them and show to the entrance team one form of valid, in date documentation, from their accepted list below, in order for the carer to be admitted for free on the day:

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Attendance Allowance (AA)
  • Blind Persons Registration
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
  • CredAbility's Access Card with +1 symbol
  • CEA Card

Unfortunately blue/orange badges, HANDS cards and carers passport are not valid ID for carers. 

It is politely requested that you do not bring your own food and drink, so please leave your picnics back at home.

Due to licensing laws, it is strictly prohibited for you to bring your own alcohol. Doing so may result in being escorted from the venue and no refund will be given

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