Get ready to turn on your tastebuds - FOODfest is back! (22nd October 2017)

There's just one month to go before North Devon's tastiest foodie event returns to Barnstaple Pannier Market.

The annual North Devon Foodfest, organised by Barnstaple Town Centre Management with support from North Devon Council, takes place on Sunday 22 October. This is the 11th year for the event, which is a gastronomic treat for the taste-buds showcasing the best local food businesses from across North Devon.

Four of the area’s best chefs will be live on stage in the market to demonstrate their talents, providing cooking tips and answering questions from the audience. The chef line up this year is as follows: 

They will be joined by hosts Seth Conway and Dez Turland from Brend Hotels, with some of the finest mixologists from Bar 62 shaking up a storm between sets, creating some of their favourite cocktails. And the night before the event, Annie McKenzie will also be hosting a pop-up restaurant at Butchers Row's hottest new cafe, Block, with more details and booking information to follow.

Barnstaple Town Centre Manager, Hannah Harrington, said: “We’re really excited to be hosting FOODfest again this year. As well as the packed market, we'll also have seating, music and street-food on Butchers Row again, which was a really popular addition to the festival last year. The town centre is always buzzing on FOODfest day and I'm sure this year will be no exception!"


Foodfest runs from 10am to 3.30pm, with free entry to the Pannier Market. Thanks to sponsors Rangemoors, Ashgrove, Johns of Instow and Appledore, Brend Hotels and Barnstaple Town Centre Management.



Click here to see the full list of exhibitors and check back here for more details of chef demo's.


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