Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival

Three days of hot street food, artisan products, entertainment, activities, a celebrity chef and much more!

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Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival

Prepare your taste buds for a treat!

Over three days from Friday 12th May to Sunday 14th May, the town centre will play host to ‘Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival’, featuring entertainment, activities and over 50 providers of hot street food and artisan products.

One of the star attractions of the weekend will be an appearance by multi-Michelin star award winning TV chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, who’ll be showcasing some amazing recipes using local produce in cooking demonstrations on Sunday.

Jean-Christophe Novelli

Don't miss cooking demonstrations with Jean-Christophe Novelli at Market Square on Sunday

Our award winning market will also be open throughout the weekend, offering a wide selection of produce as it does every week of the year!

Here are some of the highlights of each day:

Friday May 12th (10am-6pm)

  • Over 50 hot street food and artisan food and drink providers available
  • Food demonstration kitchen - fronted by Doncaster College students on Market Square focusing on family friendly recipes and healthy options particularly based around a theme of ‘Fish Friday’. Expect some free tasters!
  • Street entertainment
  • Festival seating areas
  • Children's cake decorating
  • Face painting
  • Circus skills workshop
  • Doncaster's Star Baker competition - think you can make the best cake in Doncaster? Bring your cake along to be tasted by our judges. If you'd rather just have a slice, there'll be plenty of free cake to hand out after the event!
  • Doncaster Folk Festivaltake in some live music and dance. 

Saturday May 13th (10am-6pm)

  • Over 50 hot street food and artisan food and drink providers available
  • Street entertainment
  • Face painting
  • Circus skills workshop
  • Festival seating areas
  • Doncaster Folk FestivalTake in some live music and dance. Including the Grand Finale and the ‘Day of Dance’ featuring a number of Morris Dancing groups across different town centre venues
  • The Teenage Market - this is a national movement where young entrepreneurs can showcase their passion for business with a creative retail offer, food craft workshops and much more. There'll also be a chance for young performers to showcase their creative talents in the Market Square. 

Sunday May 14th (11am-9pm)

  • Over 50 hot street food and artisan food and drink providers available
  • Jean-Christophe Novelli - For those inspired to recreate their own delicious recipes at home, celebrity TV chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be showcasing his skills in cookery demonstrations on Market Square. He’ll be using a selection of fantastic local produce available at Doncaster Market to show how to create some mouth-watering dishes.
  • ‘Slow Down Sunday’ – including workshops, original entertainment, a look at subjects such as urban growing and foraging and healthy alternatives to popular summer foods.
  • Doncaster Folk Festival Take in some live music and dance.  

To find out more details on the weekend’s food and drink providers go to the Visit Doncaster page.

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Last updated: 26 April 2017 16:37:25