The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival 2014

Brighton & Hove Festival of Food and Drink 6th April 201

Photography: Julia Claxton


Spring Harvest, 16-27 April 2014 (Ended)

This April, the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival will be taking over Hove seafront with a ‘free to enter’ Sussex and World Market with 100+ stalls, the Children’s Food Festival and the Live Food Show.

The anchor weekend for this years festival will be Good Friday 18 – Easter Saturday 19 April.

New additions for 2014 include the Mixology Rum Shack with DJ and cocktail masterclasses, and tutored tastings presented by Discover the Origin of European protected designation of origin wines and produce from Italy, France and Portugal.

Brighton & Hove Festival of Food and Drink 2014

Carlo – Agua Dulce

Here is more information about the Spring Harvest and the Brighton and Hove Food Festival schedule of events.  The Autumn Harvest runs in September each year and hosts more events, has more attendees and is a greater spectacle of food.

If you are looking for the Brighton Foodies Festival (May 2014) then click here. 

The Brighton and Hove Food Festival event is hosted in different parts of the city from Hove Lawns, New Road, Jubilee square, Brighton Marina; it is an occasion when you can really spoil yourself through an amazing journey of food and the entertainment that goes with it. Please prepare in advance and wear loose clothing so you have room to grow!

Brighton and Hove are leading the way as a food and restaurant destination and the Brighton and Hove Food Festival is the biggest event of its kind in the South east of England. Each year this event continues to gather Brighton and Hove Food Festivalmomentum, the organisers have a superb grasp as to what makes the city tick and so the Brighton Food Festival team just keep getting better and better.  In 2013 Brighton attracted over 160,000 visitors to various locations around Brighton and Hove as the Brighton and Hove Food Festival enjoyed its most successful year to date.

With the French Markets, The Chilli Festival, the Farmers Market, the Champagne and Oyster Festival, the Sussex Beer Festival and the Spring Harvest – Brighton becomes a food Mecca with people strolling around each corner of Brighton, just enjoying great food and hopefully soaking up the sun.

The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of the best food and drink in the city and wider Sussex, with producers, restaurants, pubs, bars, retailers, markets & great events firmly at its heart. Here is a link to the Brighton Food Festival organisers website which gives you further information, plus if you wanted to get involved in the event as a stall holder to represent your business then please get in touch with them directly.

Nick Mosley from Brighton Visitor is heading the Brighton Food Festival campaign for 2014 once again, spreading the word about Brighton and Hove as a food destination city, therefore attracting thousands of people for the benefit of the city. If you want to find about food and drink in Brighton and Hove, then this is the event to attend. The Brighton Food and Drink Festival  is also a great occasion to showcase your restaurant or food shop off at; so get involved and help celebrate this occasion with anyone and everyone who knows and wants to know about food. The event also brings in close to £4 million for the local economy, well done to Nick and his team! This is considering the festival is a not for profit event, with no public sector funding.

Brighton Food Festival Market, Brighton restaurants Guide and Directory

Brighton Festival Markets

“As comprehensive a festival as you will find in the UK this summer, this month-long homage to Brighton, Hove and the wider Sussex food scene takes in pretty much every taste-related activity you could think of…

For foodies who like to keep it local, the Big Sussex Market, which attracted over 40,000 people last year, is a shopping experience without parallel. Best start saving.”

– The Guardian ‘Word of Mouth’

More About The Brighton and Hove Food Festival

The main Autumn Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival runs  through September 2014. Featuring the Big Sussex Market, Make Your Case, Bitter and Twisted, Brighton Wine and Champagne Festival, Brighton and Hove Restaurant Week and much more.  Have a look at their full events listings just here.