Festival Aims

The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival first took place at Snape Maltings in 2006 to celebrate and publicise the abundance, variety and quality of food and drink in Suffolk.

The organisers of the not-for-profit event also sought to reconnect people with the food provided by the landscape as a whole: the villages and market towns, the fields, woodlands and marshes, the rivers and the sea.

The festival has grown in size, success and importance but its philosophy remains the same.

To celebrate and champion Suffolk’s food and drink community and ecosystem

To promote Suffolk as a great food and drink destination

To provide fun and engaging activities for people of all ages that educate how to grow, cook and eat healthy food

To introduce emerging and established producers to new customers and markets

To encourage discussion and debate on issues relating to food and nutrition

To support Suffolk charities in their food and educational objectives