We are delighted to announce Bishop Auckland Food Festival will return on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October 2021.

This year’s festival is back with an exciting programme of talks and demonstrations from TV chefs and bakers. Plus, new cookery class workshops.

The festival will take place in the October dateline for this year only and plans to return to its spring date for 2022. The festival will take place across Bishop Auckland Market place and also take in North Bond Gate and like in 2019 also utilises the new car park space for more traders and entertainment. The Festival will also have workshops and things to see in Bishop Auckland Town Hall.  This year we are delighted to announce that our great guest names will be FREE for visitors to see in our large outdoor Cookery Theatre which will be located in the new Car Park space alongside traders off North Bondgate.

We will continue to review the government guidance and while we hope we can run this year’s events with few alterations, we will put plans in place to keep our visitors, residents, traders, and staff, safe.  Following the success of Seaham Food Festival we will be announcing more plans soon including all details for our Park & Ride.

The festival will take place on Saturday 2 October, between 10.00am and 5.00pm and Sunday October between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

What’s on highlights at Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2021

John Torode - Tv Chef and Author

Celebrity Chef Appearances
An amazing new line up

Find out more about our Celebrity Chef Appearances

The Lovely Jane Beedle from GBBO

Fun for the kids!(and Adults)
Fabulous Cookery Workshops with GBBO Finalist Jane Beedle – NOW ON SALE

Find out more and book your tickets here

Street Food & Traders
More tasty treats for 2021!

Find out more about our exhibitors 

FREE Cookery Theatre
NEW For 2021! check out
our Top TV Chef Line Up


Find out more about our Cookery Theatre Schedules

The ever popular Nigel Barden

Meet The Producers
with Nigel Barden
NEW For 2021 – jam
packed with local producers

View our Meet The Producers Schedules here

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