About the festival

About the festival 2018-02-20T14:05:06+00:00
The Festival is an annual event held in the courtyard of Exeter Castle and the surrounding Northernhay Gardens, right in the centre of Exeter.

This year the Festival will take place over the early May Bank Holiday weekend from 5th – 7th May. The Festival also includes live music, chef demos and a great atmosphere.

Now in its 15th year, the 2017 festival attracted around 20,000 visitors, with people flocking to Exeter to indulge in top-notch South West food and drink, to learn from the many cookery demonstrations and workshops and to enjoy family hands-on activities. 2018 promises even more!

Here you will find the VIP lounge, the Festival Cookery Theatre, 2 Large Food Pavilions and outdoor catering stalls featuring over 100 individual producers selling a mouth-watering array of food and drink, the Darts Farm Food is Fun Teepees with demonstrations and hands on activities, Exeter Cookery School’s ‘Cooking is Fun’ at the Festival, our Westcountry Bakery feature and so much more.

Northernhay Gardens is not open during Exeter Beats.

Enjoy live music from local musicians and bands, whilst enjoying a drink from the Festival Bar and delicious street food from the host of stalls serving food and drink throughout the day and into the evening. Exeter Castle will also host three nights of fabulous live music as part of the Exeter Beats music festival.

We hope to see you there!

Salt Media
Exeter City Council