Plymouth’s food and drink extravaganza, Flavour Fest is set to celebrate 20 fabulous years with an even bigger and better offering.
Already the South West’s largest free culinary event, Flavour Fest 2024 is expanding to feature an exciting new entertainment zone where visitors can kick back and relax, soak up the atmosphere of live music and Ibizan beats, sample amazing street food and sip on cocktails.
The festival will also feature more than 80 stalls of fantastic local produce, tasting sessions and, new for next year, bookable masterclasses, workshops, themed demonstrations and children’s activities, to mark the anniversary.
Held in the historic heart of Plymouth, the 2024 event will encompass both the City Centre and the Civic Piazza and run over the bank holiday weekend of Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June.
A staple of the city’s summer events programme since its inception in 2004, Flavour Fest draws legions of foodies eager to sample the extensive menu of food and drink from the region, attracting 100,000 visitors over the three-day open-air expo plus a digital audience of more than 900,000.
This year’s cornucopia of delicious dishes and drinks included authentic artisan food from other cultures plus jams, chutneys, cheeses, baked goodies, burgers and beef, along with drinks from coffee and tea through to rum, gin, whisky and liqueurs.
Steve Hughes, Chief Executive of Plymouth City Centre Company, says: “It’s an absolute food-lovers heaven, with something for everyone no matter their tastes. The event has evolved and grown in stature, quality and quantity over the years to showcase all the very best products available from this area. And we’re delighted to be expanding into an even bigger area with more attractions and entertainment.
“Not only is there a superb range of stalls with wonderful offerings, it’s also just a great day out. We’re thrilled to reach our 20th anniversary and the coming year looks like being our most exciting festival yet.”