Dartmouth Food Festival

A key event in the South West’s Foodie calendar, the Food Festival has grown up since its modest beginnings in 2002 and takes main stage in the October Half Term calendar in Dartmouth. By The Dart is the publisher of Official Festival Programme.

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Mitch Tonks

Festival patron Mitch Tonks on Dartmouth Food Festival - "I think I look forward to Dartmouth Food Festival weekend more than any other." more

Food & Drink

The Dartmouth Food Festival, in association with the local branch of the Marine Conservation Society, will host a special screening of A Plastic Ocean at the Flavel Centre, Dartmouth to raise awareness of its commitment towards becoming plastic free more

What's On

Sheila Shribman is ready to take the culinary helm. She has spent the past 60 years in the Wirral, London, Northamptonshire and Dartmouth. She has helped thousands of sick children, worked as a Government advisor and has a CBE. more


Back in 2002 a group of Dartmouth foodies got together to celebrate great West Country cuisine. Now in its 14th year, the town’s Food Festival attracts thousands of people from across Britain to sample local breads, biscuits and bubbles. more

Food & Drink

The Dartmouth Food Festival is now in its 14th year attracting over 20,000 people to see chefs in action in this beautiful town. more

Festivals & Events

Dartmouth’s Food Festival has a new face at the helm. But businesswoman Camilla Beloe is no stranger to the event having been a sponsor for the past three years with her company Corinium Care. more


2015 was a huge success for the festival - the town came alive with visitors and locals enjoying a taste of what Dartmouth and the region has to offer. more

Setting up and start of Dartmouth Food Festival 2015 with Mitch Tonks. more

Mitch Tonks, who owns and runs the award-winning Seahorse and Rockfish restaurants in Dartmouth, talks about what to expect at the upcoming festival. more

Food & Drink

This year’s Dartmouth Food Festival will be full to the brim with demonstrations, events, talks, tastings, hands-on workshops and over 100 fabulous food and drink producers. more

Food & Drink

Val Bird is stepping down from her successful stint as the secretary of the Dartmouth Food Festival during which time she has helped oversee its growth in size and popularity more


The National Lobster Hatchery were at the Dartmouth Food Festival this year with their baby lobsters. After a busy day the baby lobsters were taken out onto the water from Dartmouth to be released. more

2013 Dartmouth Food Festival

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View our slideshow of people enjoying themselves at this year's Food Festival. more

David Jones at Dartmouth Food Festival

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The much anticipated Food Festival has started today and will be taking place over the weekend. With more producers participating than ever before and an incredible line up of experts running seminars and tastings it really is the place to be. more

With only one week to go until Dartmouth Food Festival, excitement is mounting! We know the main reason you'll be visiting us is because the Festival atmosphere is fantastic, but we thought we'd give you a few more reasons as well. So, take a look more

Food & Drink

New Official Programme published - read online here more

Food & Drink

Plans are hotting up for the foodies’ festival of choice, Dartmouth Food Festival (Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October). Lots of high profile food and drink celebrities have now confirmed their involvement, which is certain to make this year’s festiva more

Food & Drink

Visit the Flavel during Dartmouth's Food Festival to see TV reporter and food critic, Jay Rayner. more

The Flavel Theatre & Cinema

Dartmouth’s annual celebration of the best in food was a rip-roaring success in October as it celebrated its tenth year. more

Food & Drink

2012 is the 10th anniversary of the Dartmouth Food Festival and the organising team have been celebrating that milestone by organising a great programme of events for 2012. more

Food & Drink