Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival

Festival to go ahead despite Camping Cancellation

The organisers of the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival regret to announce the cancellation of the camping element of the festival, scheduled for March 28th – April 1st, 2024, at Chester Racecourse. This difficult decision was made following a recent assessment by the Chester Racecourse grounds team, who deemed the camping area unsuitable for […]

2024 tickets are on sale now!!!!

The Taste Cheshire Chester Food and Drink Festival 2024 will be back THIS Easter Weekend AND will be bigger and better than ever for our 24th year. It’s quite a line up this year, we think you will love it. We are hugely excited to announce that tickets are on sale now we know they […]


Taste Cheshire is thrilled to be bringing THREE huge names in the food industry to Chester as part of the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival, this Easter at Chester Racecourse. The Chester Food and Drink festival is now in its 22nd year and seen many celebrity chef headliners grace their Chef demonstration stage alongside […]

The Best UK Food Festival

30,000 Food and Drink lovers take over the Chester Racecourse, right in the heart of the city,  at the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival every Easter. It is the biggest event of its type to take place anywhere in the UK. Over 150 exhibitors highlight the best the county, region and country has to […]

Something for Everyone!

In 2023, Chester Food and Drink festival promises visitors so much more with so many free interactive events for visitors. The event is the largest of its type held anywhere in the UK with over 150 Food and Drink Exhibitors on show and 30,000 people expected over the 3 days. Headline chefs for 2023 will […]

Taste Cheshire, Chief Sponsors

Cheshire Food and Drink Website, Taste Cheshire have once again agreed to sponsor the festival and it will be known now as the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival, Chester. The Team at Taste Cheshire have an unrivalled passion for promoting the wonderful food and drink in their county and bringing Foodies from all over […]

Free Kids Cooking Classes

For the last 11 years the Academy of Culinary Arts team have provided free cooking classes for the children who have come to the Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival. James Holden, the Northern Director and his team of chefs last year taught over 900 children in three days in a series of sessions through […]

FREE Adult Cooking Classes

  Are your weekday meals lacking the flavour of a meal out? Have you considered going fully or occasionally plant based but don’t know where to start? Want to eat a bit healthier or even just brush up on some knife skills? Well then come and join us at the Adult Cooking Classes brought to […]

Cooking up a feast at the Festival.

The Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival, sponsored by Taste Cheshire, took place over Easter at Chester Racecourse for the 21st year in 2022 and the event saw more people cooking and being involved in cooking than ever before. It is anticipated that 2023 will see even more wanting to take part and enjoy fabulous […]