Tideswell’s popular annual Food Festival returns to traditional Spring schedule on May 7th

Updated: May 3

Tideswell Food Festival

The 11th annual Food Festival will return to the village of Tideswell on Saturday, May 7. The event, open from 10am-4pm, will see the streets of the historic village lined with local food and art, with live music and street entertainment throughout the day. Entry is free.

On behalf of the organising team, Julia Fell told us, “We are delighted to announce Tideswell’s famed food festival is returning to its traditional place in the Peak District’s calendar. In spite of a challenging couple of years, the festival has retained its vibrancy and charm. We anticipate this year’s being back to its best. We look forward to welcome traders and visitors back to Tideswell, to taste the fabulous local food and entertainment.”

Tideswell food festival began in 2011 as a celebration of the range and quality of local food on offer in the Peak District. Its popularity has seen the festival grow year-on-year. Now it includes an artisan Makers’ Market in the stunning Cathedral of the Peak, with work from local artists and craftspeople on sale. Live music and dance from local talent also entertains visitors throughout the day. Local traders throw open their doors – these include, pubs and cafés, an organic butcher, a bakery, wool shop and dying studio, and second-hand bookshop. Tideswell Food Festival has become one of the top Summer events for Peak District visitors and locals.

The Tideswell Food Festival organising team is putting emphasis on reducing the carbon footprint of the event. Traders are requested to use recyclable and compostable containers and keep waste to a minimum.

Julia added, “The festival is a labour of love by many Tideswell volunteers. It’s intended as an enjoyable way to showcase our fantastic village, and to support local businesses which is more important than ever after a tough two years. This is a real community event with surplus funds supporting local projects. It’s a whole day of activity suitable for everyone, and our volunteer marshals look forward to welcoming people from far and wide; they will be on hand throughout the day.”

Organisers are keen to welcome more local stallholders and artists, especially those selling organic, local or healthy foods, locally-inspired art and home-made wares.

For more information visit https://tideswellfoodfestival.co.uk


Tideswell’s 11th Food Festival Saturday 7 May, 10 am—4 pm.

•Parking and entry free.

•Enjoy local shops, artisan food stalls, indoor artisan crafts market, storytelling, singing and dancing.

•Organised by village volunteers raising funds for local causes.

Visitors requested to be mindful of distancing and being COVID-19 savvy.