The 20th hampshire food festival is on hold until july 2021

Hampshire Fare has decided to postpone the 20th Hampshire Food Festival until 2021. A virtual celebration was considered, however we want the razzmatazz of an actual festival! It's also thought that our members and followers will welcome the opportunity to enjoy, experience and celebrate properly the 20th anniversary of this award-winning food festival. Food and drink is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and Hampshire Fare’s month-long, countywide Hampshire Food Festival is all about trying, tasting and socialising in a relaxed carnival atmosphere – not something that can be replicated online.

In addition, next year is the big one with Hampshire Fare celebrating 30 years supporting and championing local and sustainable! What could be better than a double celebration, combining the two into one massive bonanza celebratory year?

So, you are invited to join us, whether a producer or consumer, young or old, hipster or traditionalist, for the most scrumptious Hampshire Food Festival ever. We will be rolling out a programme of fairs, fetes, picnics, parties and pop-ups, farm and vineyard tours, cocktail and cookery skills workshops, street food and world-class chef demos, and more. Wait until you see what we’ve got lined up for you in 2021. It will be a summer festival to remember!

There’s nothing anywhere else in the country as ambitious as the Hampshire Food Festival in terms of scale and reach. It is a great opportunity for producers, hospitality businesses and local independents to engage with the public. It also provides a unique way for everyone to enjoy and appreciate Hampshire’s heritage and culture which is so interwoven with its landscape and its food – from strawberries to watercress, trout to sparkling wine.

Interested foodies simply need to sign up to our monthly newsletter HERE to keep in the know about all the developments for this very special year.

If you are a food producer, retailer or hospitality venue and want to get involved, email Faye at You do not need to be a member of Hampshire Fare to participate in the Hampshire Food Festival - the food and drink community welcomes you!