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Eat, drink and be merry: a year-round calendar of Australia’s food festivals
Tiny samples and local produce are back on the menu for 2023. Here’s our guide to the best places to gorge yourself in Australia’s cities and regions

Maddie Thomas

02, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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It’s a party for the palate: readers’ favourite UK food festivals
From foraging near Loch Lomond to garlic tasting on the Isle of Wight, our tipsters reveal the best of British foodie gatherings. Scroll down for the winning tip

Guardian readers

22, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Share a tip on a UK food festival – you could win a holiday voucher
It’s the season for brilliant gastro fests. Please tell us your favourite – the best tip wins £200 towards a Sawday’s stay

Guardian community team

13, Sep, 2022 @12:10 PM

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20 great days out for the Queen’s platinum jubilee
Knights, concerts and afternoon teas … where to royally enjoy yourself over the platinum jubilee bank holiday weekend

Rachel Dixon

30, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Smoke on the water: Sweden’s first Foodstock festival
A top Swedish chef has turned his love for cooking over fire into a two-day festival of open flames and Nordic flavours on a pretty island in the Stockholm archipelago

Kieran Morris

18, Sep, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Harvest festivals, feasts and fare this autumn in the UK
Harvest festivals have come a long way from a few tins of beans on the altar. Our pick of seasonal events includes feasts, fruit picking, cider swilling and more

Rachel Dixon

12, Sep, 2019 @11:27 AM

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Recipe for disaster: when food festivals go wrong
From pizza festivals without ovens to cheese fests missing camembert, these millennial-friendly events struggle to deliver the value for money their audience craves

Dale Berning Sawa

28, Jun, 2018 @10:30 AM

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How to eat flowers without poisoning yourself
I spent a week adding a floral touch to my meals – but if you don’t know what you’re doing, swiping flowers from the meadow can be a risky business

Morwenna Ferrier

15, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Guernsey goes gastro: a food adventure in the Channel Islands
Kari Herbert samples the island’s emerging culinary scene, from local seafood and tapas to cheese and gin – all showcased at the food festival kicking off this weekend

Kari Herbert

15, Sep, 2017 @5:30 AM

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'I am happy that you have come to eat my food' – festival celebrates refugee cultures
Restaurateurs in Strasbourg are throwing open their doors to refugee chefs – and the customers are flooding in too

Renate van der Zee

23, Dec, 2016 @12:46 PM

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Italy’s best-kept food secret: the sagra festival
Italy’s food festivals are not just a chance to taste fantastic regional specialities, but also to delve into local culture – and autumn is the time to go

Amanda Ruggeri

22, Sep, 2016 @5:30 AM

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Forget the music, food traders are the headline act at festivals
Gone are the days of a badly-cooked burger – Standon Calling, Wilderness, Festival No.6 and Green Man are among those with a serious focus on food

Suzanne Bearne

30, Jul, 2016 @11:02 AM

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