The 5th Food and Drink Festival over May Day at Muncaster Castle! A three day celebration of good food, drink and all things Cumbrian, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

With celebrity chefs, cookery demos, competitions and entertainment for all ages and of course the food! To sample, to buy to eat and to take home for later. Muncaster welcomes a range of specialist and gourmet food and drink suppliers from Cumbria and Northern Britain, plus a selection of craft and giftware to complete your retail experience.

At a time of year when Muncaster’s gardens look their best, this is a brilliant time to visit. Normal entrance charges apply (no additional cost for the Festival), FREE to Friends of Muncaster. 


Trade stand applications welcome – download an editable Excel form or a printable PDF form or otherwise please contact us for more information.

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Images from Muncaster archives, and the Cumberland Sausage Club.

Timetable info? The Food & Drink Festival opens 10.30 through to 5pm (winding up slightly earlier Monday).

Cumbrian celebrity chef demos : confirmed so far (others to follow);

…and entertainment from:

Big Pan Man Kevin Hillyer cooks up a storm
Gary McClure on the Mic

…so who’s coming? Confirmed so far for 2019:

The Festival Sausage Marquee – with a range of artisan sausages from the best of our region’s suppliers to try and buy
Amazing Grazing (5th & 6th)
Blessings Bakery
The Big Apple – toffee apples and candy floss
Big Pan Man Catering
Bowness Bay Brewery
The Candy Bar
The Chilli Jam Man
The Cocktail Bar
Coal Kadai rustic open fire catering and hot food to go
Cumbria Life Magazine representing Newsquest Media Group
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Evie’s Crepes and Waffles
Mr Fitzpatricks
The Fudge Bar
Furness Food Bar
Gary McClure – Woodlands Free Range 
JB Event Catering
Juicy Jams & Saucy Secrets
Kin Vodka
Lake District Biltong
Le Raclette Hut – Alpine food to take away
Lakeland Red Coffee
Legends Food – Greek souvlaki,veg/vegan wraps
Little Blue Pig – artisan hot drinks and pastries
Lynne Michelle Photography
Madhatter’s Cider
Magma Sauces
Piggery Designs
Prosecco Alfresco cocktail bar
Ridiculously Rich – cakes
Riverco – British handmade wooden dining and garden furniture
Rose Cottage Foods – pies
Savin Hill Farm & Butchery
Stonehouse Smokery
Woodland Trust

The list of stallholders is indicative only as their attendance is subject to last-minute issues or changes of plan.

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