OUR FOOD FESTIVALS

OUR FOOD FESTIVALS

Commissioned By Durham County Council

WELCOME TO DURHAM
FESTIVAL OF FOOD & DRINK

A VIRTUAL FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL CELEBRATING
DURHAM'S LOCAL PRODUCERS & FESTIVALS.

Welcome to Durham Festival of Food and Drink, a virtual event hosted by Durham County Council, in the run up to Christmas supporting local traders that would have usually appeared at its popular Food and Drink Festivals in the region. 

Launched on 14th November and running until 24th December, this website will celebrate all the excellent food producers and drinks companies that exhibit at the Bishop Auckland and Seaham Food Festivals. 

These companies have shown tremendous resilience in order to keep trading during these testing times with so many events being cancelled due to the pandemic. Many have had to reimagine their businesses and evolve in order to survive. This has not only safeguarded their own business but also contributed to the local economy too. 

With the standard of the region’s products so high, it’s no wonder that celebrity chefs will be supporting too, with a mix of recipes and helpful tips for you to try for at home.  We will have behind the scenes videos from some of our delicious traders and local guest chefs too.

There will also be exclusive Festival offers and discounts on offer directly from the traders, who are already planning for the return of the region’s 2021 event calendar.  Make sure you follow the social channels for the latest news, or sign up to the newsletter below

Commissioned By Durham County Council

WELCOME TO DURHAM
FESTIVAL OF FOOD & DRINK

A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING
DURHAM'S LOCAL PRODUCERS & FESTIVALS.

Welcome to Durham Festival of Food and Drink, a virtual event hosted by Durham County Council, in the run up to Christmas supporting local traders that would have usually appeared at its popular Food and Drink Festivals in the region.

Launched on 14th November and running until 24th December, this website will celebrate all the excellent food producers and drinks companies that exhibit at the Bishop Auckland and Seaham Food Festivals.

These companies have shown tremendous resilience in order to keep trading during these testing times with so many events being cancelled due to the pandemic. Many have had to reimagine their businesses and evolve in order to survive. This has not only safeguarded their own business but also contributed to the local economy too.

With the standard of the region’s products so high, it’s no wonder that celebrity chefs will be supporting too, with a mix of recipes and helpful tips for you to try for at home.  We will have behind the scenes videos from some of our delicious traders and local guest chefs too.

There will also be exclusive Festival offers and discounts on offer directly from the traders, who are already planning for the return of the region’s 2021 event calendar.  Make sure you follow the social channels for the latest news, or sign up to the newsletter below

FEATURED LOCAL PRODUCERS

SOME OF DURHAM'S FINEST FOOD & DRINK ARTISANS

At the Food Festivals, we see so many traders and like you, enjoy tasting and shopping our way around. The traders work so hard to maintain their award winning products, developing them to such high standards, creating the flavours, tastes and trends.  

For Durham Festival of Food and Drink, we wanted to bring you something you wouldn’t normally get a chance to see, so we are going behind the scenes. We wanted the traders to tell in their words what they have done this year to keep going but also show you the hard work that goes in to the delicious products we love.

Breaking Bread Bread Selection
The Cocktail Pickers Club
Burtree Puddings
Screaming Chimp Chilli Sauce
The Hedgehog Bakery
Urban Fudge

SPECIAL OFFERS

Beckfords Spirit DrinksBeckfords Spirits Offer Discount
The Chilli Jam ManChilli Jam Man Offer
McColls BreweryMcColls Brewery Offer
Pie Jackers Fresh Baked Handmade PiesPie Jackers Discount Offer

FEATURED LOCAL PRODUCERS

SOME OF DURHAM'S FINEST FOOD & DRINK ARTISANS

At the Food Festivals, we see so many traders and like you, enjoy tasting and shopping our way around. The traders work so hard to maintain their award winning products, developing them to such high standards, creating the flavours, tastes and trends.

For Durham Festival of Food and Drink, we wanted to bring you something you wouldn’t normally get a chance to see, so we are going behind the scenes. We wanted the traders to tell in their words what they have done this year to keep going but also show you the hard work that goes in to the delicious products we love.

The Cocktail Pickers Club
Breaking Bread Bread Selection
Burtree Puddings
The Hedgehog Bakery
Screaming Chimp Chilli Sauce
Urban Fudge

COMMUNITY RECIPE BOOK

FEATURING YOUR TASTY RECIPES AS PART OF OUR COMMUNITY PROJECT

Weardale Cheese Soufflé

Weardale Cheese Soufflé Recipe brought to you by Taste Durham Cheesey Peasy dish in minutes   Recipe  • 75g butter  […]

Teesdale Cheese Pasta Recipe

Teesdale Cheese Pasta Recipe brought to you by Taste Durham Cheesey Peasy dish in minutes   Recipe  • Teesdale Blue […]

A Durham Gin Cocktail Recipe

Durham Gin Cocktail Recipe brought to you by Taste Durham It’s Gin’o’clock!   Recipe  • 50ml Durham Gin • 75ml […]

Recipes by you, our community sharing favourites

COMMUNITY RECIPE BOOK

FEATURING YOUR TASTY RECIPES AS PART OF OUR COMMUNITY PROJECT

Weardale Cheese Soufflé

Weardale Cheese Soufflé Recipe brought to you by Taste Durham Cheesey Peasy dish in minutes   Recipe  • 75g butter  […]

SPECIAL GUESTS

TOP TIPS & RECIPES BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITY CHEFS

At our Food Festivals, it is always a treat to introduce our special guests and get them making and baking on our Live Stages during the events. 

For our ‘virtual event’, we wanted to make sure we invited friends of the Festivals to get on board and bring you their recipes, top tips and ideas for your festive menu. We have brought together a host of great celebrity chefs to bring some festive cheer and inspiration.  

During what has been a tough year for everyone, our guests have filmed in their own homes to be able to bring these demos to you.  Each special guest announced will have a recipe video that you can cook and bake along with as well as the recipe and method for you to bookmark so you can refer back to it. Happy making and baking! Keep an eye on our social media channels for who will be involved…

SPECIAL GUESTS

TOP TIPS & RECIPES BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITY CHEFS

At our Food Festivals, it is always a treat to introduce our special guests and get them making and baking on our Live Stages during the events.

For our ‘virtual event’, we wanted to make sure we invited friends of the Festivals to get on board and bring you their recipes, top tips and ideas for your festive menu. We have brought together a host of great celebrity chefs to bring some festive cheer and inspiration. 

During what has been a tough year for everyone, our guests have filmed in their own homes to be able to bring these demos to you.  Each special guest announced will have a recipe video that you can cook and bake along with as well as the recipe and method for you to bookmark so you can refer back to it. Happy making and baking! Keep an eye on our social media channels for who will be involved…

COUNTING DOWN TO CHRISTMAS

YOUR FESTIVE FAVOURITES DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR

As Christmas gets closer, we have brought together lots of our delicious traders to bring to you exclusive offers and promotions. Lots of your festival favourites have some great deals just like you’d see at the Food Festivals. The great news is, during this unusual year, lots of them have great ideas on delivering straight to your door, collection and places to buy within the region. We will feature Traders daily in our countdown to Christmas on our social media channels and all of the offers can also be seen in our A-Z directory – just find your favourites in the list and see what they have to offer. 

We will also bring news on what all of these incredible companies have been doing through lockdown and where you can find their great food and drink. We would love to support these small, local businesses and get everyone shopping locally.  Even if you are a little further out, lots of the companies have turned into on-line shops to help sell their products.  You will see a few popping up at smaller local markets but so many have been incredibly resourceful to make sure they can keep their businesses going and see you again at the region’s Food Festivals in the future.

COUNTING DOWN TO CHRISTMAS

YOUR FESTIVE FAVOURITES DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR

As Christmas gets closer, we have brought together lots of our delicious traders to bring to you exclusive offers and promotions. Lots of your festival favourites have some great deals just like you’d see at the Food Festivals. The great news is, during this unusual year, lots of them have great ideas on delivering straight to your door, collection and places to buy within the region. We will feature Traders daily in our countdown to Christmas on our social media channels and all of the offers can also be seen in our A-Z directory – just find your favourites in the list and see what they have to offer.

We will also bring news on what all of these incredible companies have been doing through lockdown and where you can find their great food and drink. We would love to support these small, local businesses and get everyone shopping locally.  Even if you are a little further out, lots of the companies have turned into on-line shops to help sell their products.  You will see a few popping up at smaller local markets but so many have been incredibly resourceful to make sure they can keep their businesses going and see you again at the region’s Food Festivals in the future.

BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEOS

Every year, we see the traders at our Food Festivals, but often what we don’t see or know is all of the hard work that goes into the creation and development of their produce and products. Many of these companies are based within County Durham and we have no idea about what they do or how they do it. 

In this special series, we are going behind the scenes with some of our traders to show them making, baking and distilling. We will showcase their passion for their products and the hard work that goes in. We’ll go behind the scenes with some of the regions fabulous producers, with so many award winning products right here on your doorstep. 

It has been fantastic to visit these traders, all in a COVID secure manner, to capture their stories and find out how they are coping at this unusual and difficult time. 

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