The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival 2016

What’s on: Easter Weekender and Spring Harvest

The first half of The Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival for 2016 includes six days of food and drink around Easter and 12 days of events at the end of May.

Chef Michael Bremner [64 Degrees] and producer Edmund Jenner [Harvey's Brewery] collabarated on a dish [which Michael is pictured serving from the open kitchen] as Six top Sussex chefs each collaborate with a local producer in a culinary tour de force to create new dishes for diners during Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival's Food Lab event at 64 Degrees. photo ©Julia Claxton

The UK’s leading food and drink destination

Key free-to-enter events include the Big Sussex Market on New Road on Good Friday 3 and Easter Saturday 4 April, and the huge seafront Sussex & The World Weekend on the late May bank holiday which this year includes the Live Food Show, World’s Biggest Cheese Board, Children’s Food Festival, Laithwaites Wine Festival, and a host of activities and masterclasses.

Terre a Terre chef Matty Bowling

Our city’s and county’s growing reputation as one of the UK’s leading food and drink destinations and producers has made the festival team radically revisit our programme of events. Nick Mosely, Festival Director

Free-to-Enter Events

Surrounding the free-to-enter weekend events, there is an extensive programme of tours, trails, tastings and themed dinners.

Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival 2015

A Year Round Brighton Food and Drink Festival

The festival organisation also hosts a year-round programme Sussex Wine and Gourmet Bus Tours, taking consumers behind-the-scenes at vineyards, breweries, cider makers, cheese producers, rare breed farmers, deer parks, chocolatiers and many other quality artisan producers in the county.

The Biggest Event of its Kind – The Autumn Harvest

The Autumn Harvest runs in September each year and hosts more events, has more attendees and is a greater spectacle of food. Food Festival events are 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 momentum, 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.