2018 quickly is approaching so we have compiled a list of some of the culinary highlights of the coming year for you to plan ahead.
With food and drink festivals having never been so popular, this is the perfect time to take your food trailer on the road and attend these fantastic events across the UK.
Manchester Beer and Cider Festival – 25-27 January
Having recently been crowned the cask beer capital of Britain, Manchester will now hold the North’s biggest festival of beer and cider.
There will be over 750 different types of drinks to try and if last year is anything to go by, over 60,000 pints will be drowned. So grab those kegs, connect the pumps and prepare for an onslaught of beer lovers.
Shropshire Kids Festival – 24-25 February
This will be the first ever event of its kind and it promises to be a couple days of youthful joy and festivities.
There will be over 150 free events and activities including a massive waterslide, zipwire, go-karting and even a foam party. You can easily adapt your menu to mini humans with smaller portions, whilst the parents tuck in to their grub to gather their wits and energy.
Vegfestuk Brighton – 24-25 March
This is a popular event for any vegetarians and vegans seeking nutritional advice to bargain veggie products.
Focusing on health-conscious food, cooking demonstrations and entertainment, this event is perfect for vegetarian food vendors or enthusiast. This is a trend we are totally hopping on the wagon for considering the sharp rise in the number of vegetarians and vegans this year.
London Coffee Festival – 12-15 April
If coffee is your passion then look no further than the London coffee festival with over 250 different types of coffee to try.
There will also be a first ever coffee master competition, with the aim to crown the inaugural, best all-round barista in the UK. See how you fare!
Artisan Cheese Fair Melton Mowbray – 5-6 May
You can offer cheese tasting and taste tutorials to entice cheese lovers flocking to this fair. Keep in mind, this event requires all produce to be 100% made in Britain.
Taste of Grampian Aberdeenshire – 2 June
Not to overlook Scottish culinary offerings, the Taste of Grampian showcases the finest treats Scotland has to offer.
There is a special focus on seafood so for all you oyster and fish vendors out there, this is one event not to be missed!
Kent County Show – 6-8 July
Sold as one of the best county shows in the country, Kent county show is one date that you should circle on the calendar.
400 stalls and exhibitors across the 3 days include a cattle marquee, live music and cooking demonstrations. The possibilities are endless.
Cheltenham Cheese and Chilli Festival – 4 August
This event has continued to grow since its launch in 2014 and shows no signs of slowing down with over 5,000 visitors attending last year.
With some of the best chilli and cheese makers in the UK combined with magicians and children’s play areas, this event attracts a variety of age groups - an ideal event for the cheese sellers.
Woking Food and Drink Festival - 23-24 September
Voted the best local food event for three years, this event has some of the best chefs in the UK attending. Bring your best dishes and compete at the highest levels in Woking.
Stone Food and Drink Festival – 5-7 October
Staffordshire’s largest food and drink festival is the perfect pre-festive event where guests can embrace the start of the colder months.
Having become the jewel of the Midlands festival scene, the Stone event is a wonderful example of mixing gourmet food with beer tents. Perfect for any food or drinks vendors that want to make their name for themselves in one of the hippest events out there at the moment.