In 2019 the festival will stretch across the stunning market place in front of the town hall in Bishop Auckland.
With a fantastic range of delicious traders and producers, street food, bars, pop up cafes and attractions the festival will be a great day out!
The food festival brings together traders and producers from across the region to sell their delicious treats. Soak up the atmosphere with live music and attractions and buy lots of goodies to take home too.
Make sure you are hungry! We have a range of Street Food, Catering and bars offering delicious food to eat from around the world. We will be announcing lots of fantastic news for our 2019 festival – so sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear.
The Food Festival will be open Saturday and Sunday, from 10am until 5pm
Park and Ride
There will be a park and ride service operating from Bishop Auckland College Main Campus, Woodhouse Ln, Bishop Auckland DL14 6JZ
Saturday 21st April: The first bus will depart the college at 09:45 (then every 15 mins until 16:15). The last bus will depart the festival site (from the rear of Wetherspoons) at 17:30
Sunday 22nd April: The first bus will depart the college at 09:45 (then every 15 mins until 16:15). The last bus will depart the festival site (from the rear of Wetherspoons) at 17:30
Fare: Adults: £2 return / children (6 – 15 years) 50p return / children (under 5): free
There are a number of car parks in the centre of Bishop Auckland, including on North Bondgate and at The Newgate Shopping Centre. Further car parks can be viewed here.
Information about local bus services can be found here.
For further information about the local area please call the Visitor Contact Centre on 03000 26 26 26.
Bishop Auckland in the Vale of County Durham is a lively market town with a fascinating 2,000 year heritage. Standing high above a meander in the River Wear, the town has commanding views of the surrounding countryside.
The town is home to Auckland Castle which was the palace of Durham’s Prince Bishops for more than 900 years.
Bishop Auckland is set for major developments over the next few years, with a new welcome building at Auckland Castle, a new Museum extension, an institute of Spanish art and culture, and the redevelopment of the 17th Century Walled Garden which will feature stunning new glasshouses providing ‘garden rooms’ restaurant and event spaces.
The historic town centre has a thriving arts and cultural scene, and at Bishop Auckland Town Hall you will find a superb library, cinema, theatre and arts complex, and in the summer of 2017, the town will burst into life as Eleven Arches presents ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’ – the eagerly awaited second season of the spectacular open-air live-action show that wowed more than 100,000 visitors in 2016. Get more information on Kynren.
The Food Festival takes place in the Vale of Durham, but venture further afield and experience Durham City, the Durham Dales and Durham Coast.
Visit Durham City and take in the breathtaking Durham Cathedral and Castle – a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and don’t miss Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s new world-class exhibition experience. Delve further into the county’s past at amazing attractions including Beamish Museum and Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon in the Vale of Durham, and Killhope in the Durham Dales. And if you’re a culture vulture then seek out the fantastic fine and decorative art collections inside The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.
If you prefer the outdoors then you’ll find breathtaking views and walking and cycling routes galore amongst Durham’s stunning countryside and coastal areas. Explore the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty – a picture-perfect landscape of moors, hills, valleys and rivers – and home to High Force – one of England’s most impressive waterfalls. Or pack your hiking boots and head to the Durham Coast for dramatic sea views along the coastal footpath.
For more information on accommodation and to plan your break in Durham click the link below.
For information on place to visit, eat and shop, plus accommodation and special offers, visit Thisisdurham, or contact the official Durham Visitor Contact Centre:
Call: 03000 26 26 26
Text: ‘Visit’ and your enquiry to 8001 1