October food events in Manchester and Cheshire

Another busy month for food and drinks events in Manchester and Cheshire.


Manchester food and drink festival – 7th-17th October, It is an urban food and drink festival, there is no single location, rather the Festival takes over as much of the City Centre and surrounding districts of Greater Manchester as possible, with a huge programme of events
taking place, both indoor and outdoor. Includes Hugh Fearnly-whittingstall on friday 14th. See website for full line up.

Manchester real food market – 14th/15th and 28/29th October. Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. Fortnightly, friday and saturday, 10am-6pm. Launched in April 2009, the market boasts a brilliant selection of farmers and traditional producers, who twice a month bring their fresh home-grown and home-reared produce from local farms into the heart of the city.

Feast market – 5th to 16th October between 10am and 5.30pm. St Ann’s Square, Manchester City Centre.
What the website says – The Feast Market is a new annual market designed to bring together Manchester’s many food heroes under one roof. The event capitalises on a huge resurgence in interest in traditional British food and ingredients, showcasing some of the region’s best farmers and producers. Many of the stallholders are family-owned businesses who have honed their trade over decades, and more stalls have been added due to the markets growing popularity. Whether you are looking for an ethical alternative to the local supermarket to do your food shopping, a delicious and healthy lunch-on-the-go, or some interesting ingredients for the weekend, the market provides a unique open-air shopping experience.


North west food lovers festival – 21st-23rd October. Tatton park, Knutsford.Adults £7, concessions £5, under 12s free.

What the website says – This year’s festival is set to be the best yet. There will be over 120 delicious food and drink stalls selling the best produce available from across the region. As well as the opportunity to taste, sample and buy all the delicious foods and drink, there will be the ever popular celebrity chef demonstrations including Simon Rimmer and Andrew Nutter!

Cheshire food festival – 15-16th October, Walton hall and gardens, Warrington.

What the website says – Celebrating the fantastic local flavours from around the North West, the first ever Cheshire Food Festival at Walton Hall & Gardens, will showcase the finest local food and drink producers from around the region.  With crafts stalls and food demos in and around the historic hall, this 2 day event is the perfect recipe for the ultimate foodie day out.

Treacle market – sunday October 30th, 10am-3.30pm. Market place, Chestergate, Macclesfield town centre.
What the website says – A monthly high quality local food & drink and arts, antique and craft market. Bring a basket and stock up on wonderful locally produced beers, juices and delicious provisions.  If it’s the unusual or different you seek Treacle is the perfect place to spend a few hours and meet up with friends, browse the stalls and listen to live music too.


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