Salisbury Food & Drink Festival 2017

10 Sep 2017 Festivals 10am - 5pm
Food and Drink Festival


On Sunday 10 September Salisbury Market Place and Guildhall Square will fill with over 60 stalls offering the best of local and regional produce. Join us from 10am - 5pm for a jam-packed day of chef demonstrations, workshops, fun for families, local bands, street theatre and a beer tent stocked with local beers, ales and ciders.

Run by Salisbury Arts Centre this year, Salisbury Food & Drink Festival Market Day has something for everyone. Whether you’re after culinary tips, looking to sample local produce, or if you just want a decent pint of ale and some free entertainment, there's sure to be something to tempt! 

Cookery demonstrations

Cookery demonstrations will range from Salisbury’s medieval recipes to Mexican street food including a delicious chocolate mole sauce by Michelin Star chef, Peter Vaughan. Tom Doddsy will demonstrate Spanish fish dishes and there will be plenty of banter from festival favourite Jeff the Chef.

Local and regional produce stalls

Sample some of the finest local produce including tasty cheeses, chutneys and preserves. Take care of dinner with artisan bread, cold meats and fresh fruit and veg.

Arts and craft Activities
12.15pm & 3.30pm, Market Place, 1 hour

Come and throw your own pots on a potters wheel with Salisbury Arts Centre resident ceramicist Mirka Golden-Hann. A small charge will be made to cover materials.

Street entertainment

Vaudeville hat juggling, spinning plates, tea dancing, acrobats, musical saw playing and much more. Circo Rum Baba’s Bicycle Bistro and Swervy World musical waiters will delight the crowds.

Musical Waiters by Swervy World
11.30am, Market Place, 90 minutes

This deftly skilled jazz swing duo will serve up a feast of musical treats which you can pick from their specially created menu.

Bicycle Bistro by Circo Rum Ba Ba
1.30pm, Market Place, 30 mins

Two eccentric waiters arrive in style on their bistro on wheels. They lay the table, wind up the gramophone and unleash a choreographed 30 minutes of cafe mayhem. Expect Vaudeville hat juggling, spinning plates, tea dancing, acrobats, musical saw playing and a marvellous table cloth trick to amuse an increasingly moustachioed audience!

Music at the Market
Various times, Guildhall Square

Sit back and relax to the laid-back sounds of acoustic musicians and singer songwriters from Salisbury Arts Centre's Live Lunch sessions.

Hot and cold lunch options
Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch in the Market Square. Our hot and cold food providers will be serving delicious dishes from around the world.

Salisbury Food & Drink Festival is sponsored by Dinghams Cookshop and supported by Salisbury City Council.

View the full Food & Drink Festival brochure here >>>

Booking Details

This event is FREE

Festival running time
10am - 5pm