Brighton Food Festival (Year-round), Brighton, East Sussex

Brighton Food Festival is a year-round celebration of Sussex food and drink with events running every Easter, May, August, September and December.

 Camp Cooks Street Food Truck at the Brighton Food Festival
 Rose Cupcakes stand at The Brighton Food festival

They like their food and drink in Brighton. Clearly, a one-day festival doesn’t cut the mustard here. Clever Brighton foodies have founds lots of creative and fun ways to celebrate food and drink at this unique festival. The icing on the cake – entrance is free for the major outdoor events. Just turn up and start tasting.

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  • Year-round events
  • Taste Sussex produce
  • Easy day trip from London
  • Enjoy the British seaside

Enjoy Year-Round Food Festivities

The Brighton Food Festival has local producers, growers, restaurants, bars and food retailers firmly at its heart. Every Spring, Summer and at Christmas, it showcases the fantastic food, drink and hospitality to be found in Brighton and surrounding Sussex. Expect food tours, supper clubs, Easter egg hunts, farmers’ markets, wine tastings, ‘Young Cook of the Year’, quizzes as well as the annual big events all held at different venues around the town. They’ve received international praise too. In 2012, the festival was rated by the New York Post as ‘one of the world’s leading local food festivals’.

Have a Foodie August Bank Holiday in Brighton

The August Bank Holiday Weekend plays host to the main Summer Event which is free. Tickets for all the smaller events held as part of the festival are released in advance and often sell out quickly. The summer is also a good time to book yourself on to one of their Sussex Wine Bus Tours. Travel around the Sussex countryside in a vintage routemaster bus visiting local vineyards and food producers.

Go Foodie Shopping at the Big Sussex Christmas Market

The Christmas Market gives you the opportunity to taste and plan your Christmas menu as well as source some delicious foodie gifts.

Taste Local Sussex Specialities at Spring Harvest

Held at Easter, the biggest event of Spring Harvest is The Sussex & The World Market, a celebration of the very best of Sussex alongside cuisines from across the globe. You’ll usually find over 100 stalls participating including local drinks companies such as Blackdown Sussex Spirits, Ten Green Bottles and Harvey’s brewery. The event includes a Live Food Show with demos from top chefs and a Food Festival entirely dedicated to children.


 Visitors to Brighton food festival sitting on the grass in the sunshine eating food
 Visitors to Brighton Food Festival eating food as they walk along the seafront


  • Check the website to see when the line-up of events have been released. You can buy tickets online

Cook’s Tip –

For a traditional teatime treat, bake Brighton Rock Cakes. These fruity buns are very easy to make.

Where to Stay in Brighton 

Bedroom at the Artist Residence Brighton

Artist Residence 

Brighton, Sussex

Facing the iconic West Pier, this unique property features 23 individually decorated rooms.

Rooms from £94 a night.


Dog friendly days out in Britain

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How to Find Brighton Railway Station

 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3XP



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Sally is the founder and editor of The Foodie Travel Guide. She travels around the UK and beyond in search of the best foodie days out, tasting experiences and delicious places to stay. She loves a glass of English sparkling wine, afternoon tea with friends and escaping London for gastronomic adventures.