The 2021 festival proved that food and drink – and the way we share it with friends and family – is a huge part of our lives.
Thank you to everyone that joined us. It was a fabulous event, full of masterclasses, demos, talks, eating, drinking, film premieres, and more. We are already looking forward to next year.
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24-25 September 2022
What happened in 2021
New features included an interactive family area with a family stage, bouncy tractor(!), Saturday Kitchen-style panel, food photography and wild cooking. The Festival stages featured all-things foodie with live cooking demonstrations, talks, debates and discoveries.
There were also all the usual favourites, including plenty of fabulous local food and drink producers, hands on masterclasses, street food and live music. We also had a thriving ‘Start-up Businesses’ area of local producers who opened their businesses during the pandemic.
The Festival is a Community Interest Company, which means we are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the local community and businesses within it. We work year-round to give Suffolk producers and businesses a platform to showcase what they do, and get recognition and awareness from chefs, restaurants and business people all over the country.
Each year we have to fundraise to cover the costs of the Festival and to keep it alive for the future. We are very grateful to our sponsors, supporters, friends and visitors who all play a part in making it possible. Your entry fees, for example, go straight back to the local producers and businesses.
Any donations help to make the next year bigger and better. If you would like to donate to the Festival, big or small, please click here to read about the different sponsorship options.
This was my first visit to Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival and what a wonderful part of the country it is too. The event itself was packed with truly unique and interesting producers and exhibitors, making it the ultimate food show for REAL food lovers. Plenty to do and see, lots to eat and drink and the variety of things to participate was incredible. I don’t think they will be able to keep me away next year, although this time, I plan on staying the whole weekend.
The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival is a microcosm of what makes the Suffolk food economy so remarkable. You see the entrepreneurial energy, imagination and astonishing quality all brought together to produce some of the very best food in Britain