Get your taste buds ready!

If you’re a food lover and always on the lookout for a gastronomic adventure, then Melton Food Festivals 2024 is just the place for you. A town famed for its culinary delights, Melton brings you a year filled with mouthwatering food festivals. So, get your taste buds ready for a rollercoaster ride of flavors, textures, and aromas that will leave you craving for more!

Here are four foodie events you don’t want to miss!

Artisan Cheese Fair

Stockyard | 18 – 19 May | Adults: £6, Children: Free

Mark your calendars for the 18th and 19th, because the Artisan Cheese Fair where the magic happens!

The cheesiest event in town, taking place every May at Stockyard in Melton Mowbray. It’s the UK’s top cheese extravaganza with 50-60 artisan cheese makers serving up over 300 types of cheese! And, as if that’s not enough, there’s a whole lot more to savour, like wine, spirits, and pies.

It’s a cheese lover’s paradise, get ready to sample and buy from the finest cheese makers and suppliers, and learn about the art of cheese-making from the experts themselves. And don’t forget to participate in cheese tasting, cheese making demonstrations, and other cheese-related activities.

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Selection of pies

PieFest & SpirtFest

Stockyard | 03 – 04 August | Adults: £6, Children: Free

Next up is PieFest, a haven for pie enthusiasts. Every August, PieFest at The Stockyard in Melton Mowbray pays homage to the nation’s favourite dish. PieFEST serves up a delicious array of pies in all shapes, sizes and flavours ranging from hot to cold, sweet to savoury, and meaty to vegan, this festival is a utopia for pie lovers. You’ll get to hobnob with renowned pie makers, including previous winners of the British Pie Awards, who offer demos, workshops and talks. From hands-on pie-making lessons to sampling award-winning creations like Brockleby’s Blue & Moo Pie, PieFest is a culinary adventure you don’t want to miss. Plus, you’ll get to interact directly with producers, ensuring a genuine foodie experience. For more information, go to

There’s more! If you’re a fan of Gin, Vodka, Whisky, Rum, liqueurs or just about any other drink, then SpirtFest is calling your name. This festival is your chance to sip away on your favourite tipple, whether it’s on-site or to take away. Cheers to that!

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East Midlands Food Festival

Stockyard | 05 – 06 Oct | Adults: £7, Children: Free

On the 5th and 6th, get ready to tantalize your taste buds at the East Midlands Food & Drink Festival!

This legendary foodie fiesta has been rocking the deliciousness for 20 years, every October at The Stockyard in Melton Mowbray. You’ll be spoiled for choice with a vast lineup of artisan producers from the East Midlands and beyond, offering everything from cheese, pies, and chocolate to charcuterie and spirits. And that’s not all – there’s also a street food paradise with global cuisine delights, a Food Theatre with local chefs showing off their culinary skills, a Kids’ Zone with fun educational activities, and live music for the perfect foodie vibe. Rain or shine, this undercover event is the perfect feast for all your senses!

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Stockyard | 16 – 17 November | Adults: £6, Children: Free

And last but not least, we have ChocFest on the 16th and 17th, a festival dedicated to all things chocolate. From chocolate bars and truffles to chocolate cakes and desserts, this festival will satisfy your sweet tooth in the most delightful way.  Munch on some street food, learn from talks, and join in hands-on workshops for both kids and adults.

So, if you are a chocoholic, this is your chance to indulge in the world of chocolate.

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Don’t miss out on this culinary journey that Melton has to offer.  See you there!

Events 10am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm), All undercover at Exhibition Halls, Stockyard Melton Mowbray. Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY.

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Melton Food & Drink Festivals By Melton Mowbray Food Partnership

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