7 food festivals to visit in Norfolk this summer

The Magic of Thailand Festival Credit: Nigel Johnson

The Magic of Thailand Festival Credit: Nigel Johnson - Credit: Archant

Summer festivals are not just about the music, with these upcoming events in Norfolk focused on food.

From top notch local produce to tasty street food, here is what you have to look forward to over the next few months. 

Visitors enjoy a beer at the new Feast in the Park event at the Holkham Estate Picture: Holkham Esta

Feast in the Park is back at the Holkham Estate for 2022. - Credit: Archant

1. Feast in the Park 

Where: Holkham Park, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB 

When: Daily until September 2 (except August 10-16), 11am-4pm

Price: Free entry, £5 parking charge by card

From Thai dishes to toasties, this summer-long street food event is back at the estate by popular demand. 

It takes place in front of Holkham Hall, with Norfolk vendors and an Adnams bar, and on Sundays until August 28 (apart from August 14) there will also be live music.

Cem’s famous chicken dirty fries made at Fat Teds Streat Food in Sheringham. 

Cem’s famous chicken dirty fries made at Fat Teds Streat Food. - Credit: Danielle Booden

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2. Ha Ha Farm Food and Drink Festival 

Where: Ha Ha Farm, Hemblington Road, Blofield, NR13 4AH 

When: July 23 to 24, 10am-6pm 

Price: Adults: £5, under 16s: £2 (pay on entry), free parking 

Ha Ha Farm in Blofield is hosting its first food and drink festival this summer, which will feature more than 20 Norfolk vendors and producers.

Among the street food vans attending are Elsie's Pizza, Fat Teds and Bucket List and Wildcraft Brewery is doing the beers.  

Organiser Jackie Winitkun leads an eating competition at the Magic of Thailand Festival

Organiser Jackie Winitkun leads an eating competition at the Magic of Thailand Festival - Credit: Jess Coppins

3. Magic of Thailand Festival 

Where: Eaton Park, Norwich, NR4 7AU

When: July 30-31, 10am-7pm 

Price: Adult day tickets: £5, under 15s: free, book in advance or buy on the gate

This popular Thai touring festival returns to Eaton Park for 2022 and is a celebration of its food and culture.

There will also be an I'm British, Get Me Out of Here! eating competition for those that are brave enough. 

4. Norfolk Food Hall Festival 

Where: Black Barn Farm, 60 Norwich Road, Salhouse, NR13 6QG

When: August 13, 12pm-5pm 

Price: Free entry and parking 

Black Barn Farm launched a farmers' market earlier this year which runs every second Saturday of the month which has been a hit.

In August it is taking it up a gear with a food festival, which will also feature local makers and music. 

Cem Oruc and Josh Birmingham, owners of Fat Teds Streat Food in Sheringham. 

Cem Oruc and Josh Birmingham, owners of Fat Teds Streat Food in Sheringham. - Credit: Danielle Booden

5. Sheringham Feastival 

Where: Sheringham seafront around The Crown, Lifeboat Plain, East Cliff, Sheringham, NR26 8BQ

When: Sunday, August 28, 12pm-6pm 

Price: Free entry 

Sheringham is fast becoming a foodie destination on the Norfolk coast, with a whole host of new openings in recent years.

The Sheringham Feastival launches this summer and has been organised by Sheringham Carnival and local street food business Fat Teds. There will be at least six food traders and live music at The Crown. 

North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival returns to Holkham Hall

The North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival is returning to Holkham Hall in September this year - Credit: North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival

6. North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival 

Where: Walled Garden at Holkham Hall, Holkham Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB

When: September 3-4, 10am-4pm

Price: Free entry, £5 parking charge by card 

From cheese to chocolate, the North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival returns by popular demand with 65 artisan producers.

See local chefs in action in The Cookery Theatre, tuck into street food and there will be children's storytelling and face painting. 

Sophie Ellis Bextor

Catch Sophie Ellis-Bextor performing over the weekend - Credit: Foodies Festival

7. The Foodies Festival, Norwich 

Where: Earlham Park, Norwich, NR4 7TQ

When: September 9: 12pm-9pm, September 10: 11am-9pm, September 11: 11am-8pm 

Price: Day adult tickets start at £18 or £38 for the weekend, with concession, child, VIP and family tickets available

This touring festival comes to Norwich for the first time in summer 2022 and you will able to enjoy tasty food and drink, learn from top chefs and for youngsters there is a Kids Cookery Theatre. 

There is also live music, with Liberty X and S Club All Stars headlining on Friday, followed by Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Saturday and Scouting for Girls on Sunday.