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Food Festivals

Of all the many festivals that have popped up over the last few years, we think food festivals may just be our favourite. Giving us the ability to try a whole host of new and different food items, whilst finding new and exciting parts of the country, there is no better reason to hop on board a train and go exploring.

The Great British Food Festival @GBfoodfestival

The Great British Food Festival is taking over many various estates this year and bringing with it over 70 of the best artesian producers, a big serving of hot food, a wide variety of drink choices, children’s cookery lessons and so much more. If you head down you must check out their popular Men V Food challenges and sit back and enjoy their live music whilst tucking in to your delightful treats.

The Cheese and Chilli Festival @CheeseChilliFest

The only show in the UK to celebrate both Cheese and Chilli, the Cheese and Chilli Festival is not one to be missed. Aimed toward a family audience there is something for everyone, with around 70 traders at each show along with a children’s play zone, everyone will leave a happy chappy. The traders are the UK’s best producers and bring their products straight form the farm. Once you’ve had your fill on Cheese and Chilli make sure you check out their craft and shopping stalls too.

Shrewsbury Food Festival @shrewsfoodfest

Nearest Train Station: Shrewsbury

Held at The Quarry Park in Shrewsbury, the Shrewsbury Food Festival brings to light the town’s exceptional food scene. With demonstrations from some of the nation’s favourite chefs, over 200 exhibitors and a great community spirit, there will be plenty to see and taste at the festival. One of the most exciting parts of this festival is their ‘Restaurant Safari’ where participating restaurants will be providing starters, mains and desserts for you to swap and choose between each.

Hampshire Food Fare @HampshireFare

Throughout the month of July venues across Hampshire will take part in the much loved annual food festival which offers over 70 delicious food and farming events. With farm, vineyard and brewery tours, markets, pop-up restaurants, tastings and masterclasses, this festival is a foodie’s heaven.

Colmore Food Festival @ColmoreBID

Nearest Train Station: Birmingham New Street

Birmingham’s premiere food and drink festival brings the finest hospitality venues of the Colmore Business District together for one weekend. For this year the organisers are hosting a series of fringe events in the months leading up to the July festival, providing food lovers with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the variety and quality of the district. With 29 venues, 8 bands and two days in just the one location, it’s a fab event for all.

Edinburgh Food Festival @foodiesfestival

Nearest Train Station: Edinburgh

The Foodies Festival is now one of the largest food festivals in the UK and there’s no better way to get a taste for what they have to offer than to head on over to their original festival in Edinburgh. There is plenty to see and do on your visit from learning how to bake the perfect cake, to having afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent, live music and even a Chilli Eating Competition. There is plenty to see, do and eat!

Ludlow Food Festival @Ludlowfoodfest

Nearest Train Station: Ludlow

The Ludlow Food Festival began in 1995 and has continued to grow in leaps and bounds since. Celebrating the quality and diversity of the local independent food and drink producers you can explore a wide range of rare breed of meats, real ales, ciders and so much more. Head on down and you may just find a new favourite.

If any of these delicious food festivals have got you wanting to hope on a train, don’t forget you can book your train travel with here.

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Music Festivals

Avoid the stress of festival traffic and hop on the train! have collated the best music festivals to go to this Summer and by booking your tickets in advance you could save a considerable amount of money! Find out more about these fantastic music festivals and book your train travel now.

Weird and Wacky Festivals

With music festivals, food festivals and beer festivals popping up all over the country, there are plenty of festivals for you to enjoy over the coming months. However, we want to shed some light on those festivals that are bit more quirky, (some may say ‘weird and wacky’) and stray from the norm, the kind of festivals that are made to remember.

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