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27augAll Day29Food Festival in Upton Country Park, Poole


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Food Festival in Upton Country Park, Poole

Saturday 27th August – Monday 29th August 2022

Upton Country Park, Poole

General Admission: Adult (£10.00), under 18’s (FREE)
Disabled Visitor Tickets (£9.00) and Carer Tickets (FREE).

During the August Bank Holiday (Saturday 27th August – Monday 29th August 2022) Upton Country Park in picturesque Poole will host the third Fantastic Food Festival this summer. A new venue for this year, expect a gastronomic weekend packed with interactive masterclasses and experiences from a passionate community of talented food and drink experts and celebrity chefs. Situated on the front lawn, with the stunning backdrop of this grand Grade II listed Georgian House, the festival will be an opportunity to celebrate delicious regional and national produce from a diverse selection of stallholders with plenty of entertainment for all the family. Visit to book tickets.

 Engaging experiences will feature throughout this three-day event which is guaranteed to inspire and entertain even the most accomplished cook. Join multi-Michelin star chef, author and restauranteur, Jean-Christophe Novelli and hugely popular TV chef Dean Edwards for engaging demonstrations in the Festival Kitchen throughout the weekend. Perfect your pastry skills with Great British Bake Off’s Karen Wright in her Baking Masterclass or join top nutritionist Eva Humphries to help you whip up an indulgent but healthy treat or two. It’s definitely shaken not stirred in Andy Clarke’s Cocktail Class, get ready for some serious summer cocktail inspiration. Further Chefs and experiences will be announced nearer the time.

Family friendly shows, activities and splendid Jubilee celebrations and entertainment run throughout all of the Fantastic Food Festivals and include children’s favourite, ‘The Gastronaut’ Stefan Gates with the ‘Mindblowing Food & Science Show’ and something very special for our four-legged friends – ‘Dogology’.

A new feature for this year’s Platinum Jubilee is the Artisan Coffee Co. Jubilee Garden – the ideal place to dance the day away to vintage trio, ‘The Bluebird Belles’, for ‘Twistina the amazing balloon lady’ to rustle up balloon creations for all ages and to treat yourself to a beautifully British cream tea, a glass of fizz or a perfectly poured pint from the bar. Get your daily coffee fix from the Artisan Coffee Co. truck or sample one of their decadent Espresso martinis. Ticketholders can book a table for FREE in the Jubilee Garden – sit back, relax and enjoy the music, some delicious food and drink from the festival with a fantastic atmosphere, surely this is what summer is all about!

Visitors will have the opportunity to win a place at the tasting table of the Festival Kitchen at selected demos and there’s some great giveaways, including a hamper featuring a range of delicious produce from stallholders.  New for 2022 – pre-book seats at the front to see your favourite chef! The Tasting Tent allows visitors to join in with a variety of experiences with celebrities, experts and stallholders including taking part in a Taste Challenge or sampling new and exciting food and drink products.

If you have time during your visit, admire the stunning horticulture and Walled Garden at Upton Country Park and there’s plenty of room for the children to blow off some steam at the playpark.

General Admission, Masterclass & Experience Tickets are on sale now.  Why not treat yourself, family and friends to an extra special gift this summer.

Masterclasses – All individually priced on

To buy tickets or for regular updates about the festival visit
Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @fantasticfoodfestivals for announcements on venues, dates and updates on line-ups at each festival.


august 27 (Saturday) - 29 (Monday)


Upton Park


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