Opening day of the Chester Food & Drink Festival

The 20th Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival

Its nearly here! Our favourite weekend of the whole year is just round the corner and we can’t wait!

Find out why we love it so much right here

Chester Racecourse, the only racecourse set in the heart of a city, is the perfect location for this fun filled family event and with children under 12 free and adults paying just £8,  there is no better value family day out this Easter. So book your tickets now.

Whats happening on the opening day? 

Catch Paul Rankin live on the demo stage at 12noon and again at 3pm

Paul Rankin changed the face of culinary Northern Ireland when he opened Roscoff, the restaurant that was to become the first to win a Michelin Star in the country. Soon after opening, it became the favourite meeting place for the Belfast business and arts community, and people travelled from Dublin simply to experience what was considered to be the best cooking in Northern Ireland at the time.

Paul is best known for being one of the longest standing and most successful chefs on Ready Steady Cook which regularly pulled in nearly 3 million viewers.Since 2011 Paul has presented Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip, with fellow chef Nick Nairn, traveling around the coasts of Northern Ireland and Scotland by boat to explore their Ulster-Scots culinary heritage.  The third and fourth series were filmed in the USA, following the trail of Ulster-Scots settlers who sailed to the New World three hundred years ago. Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip was shown on UTV and STV as well as internationally including on Asian Food Channel and Canada’s GustoTV. The fifth series, Paul and Nick’s Big Canadian Food Trip,  aired in March 2017 on UTV in Northern Ireland and STV in Scotland.

A great line up of Celebrity and local Chefs on the demo stage
Over 150 fabulous Food & Drink stalls
Great bars and food vendors
Free cooking and BBQ classes for adults and children
Join in to be a Sausage Competition judge!
.. and so much more.



From £8
Event Website

29th August