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Exciting plans for revealed for our 20 year celebrations

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 a new entertainment zone in partnership with The Treasury, where visitors can kick back and relax, soak up the atmosphere with live music and DJs whilst enjoying amazing street food and sipping on cocktails.

The festival, organised by the Plymouth City Centre Company, will also feature more than 80 stalls of fantastic local produce, tasting sessions and, new for this year, masterclasses, workshops, themed demonstrations and children’s activities, to mark the anniversary.

Held in the heart of Plymouth, the 2024 event will encompass both the City Centre and the newly revamped Civic Square and run over the bank holiday weekend of Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June.

Award winning chef Peter Gorton will once again be running the chefs’ demo stage but we have added a packed programme of extras, including the new entertainment zone with music into the evenings from DJs and bands including The Hot House Combo, The Busketeers, Hayward, Reece Johnson and Andy Brown.

Then, we have teamed up with The Bazaar to offer a vibrant, culturally rich market place with international flavours, music, dance and workshops. Look out too for a variety of indoor events on the top floor of House of Fraser, including children’s activities and a Tea Dance with a Twist.

A staple of the city’s summer events programme since its inception in 2004, Flavour Fest attracts up to 100,000 visitors eager to sample the extensive menu of food and drink from across the south west.

This year’s cornucopia of delicious dishes and drinks includes authentic artisan food from a variety of cultures, plus jams, chutneys, cheeses, baked goodies, burgers and beef, along with drinks from coffee and tea through to rum, gin, whisky and liqueurs.

Flavour Fest has been partly funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Steve Hughes, Chief Executive of Plymouth City Centre Company, said: “This promises to be the event of the summer with the usual mix of chefs, traders and food and drink producers but this year we have added a packed entertainment programme to carry on the party into the evenings on the beautifully revamped Civic Square.”


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