Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2024

BFDF 2024

We’re going bigger and better than ever before, with plenty of fun for the whole family across this year’s August bank holiday weekend on Friday 23 to Monday 26 August!

Bolton Food and Drink festival offers something for everyone to enjoy, James Martin and Ainsley Harriot are set to headline whilst you can expect to see a wide range of regional chefs where you can indulge in an engaging cooking experience, allowing you to recreate some tasty dishes in your own kitchen. Returning celebrity chefs, James Martin and Ainsley Harriot are set to headline this year’s festival showcasing some of their best dishes.

We’ve got an exciting music line up throughout the bank holiday weekend with our two hit stages set to return with new artists and festival favourites ready to make their mark at the iconic festival.

The fun doesn’t stop there as it wouldn’t be a festival without our 200 renowned artisan stalls offering tastes from around the world to grow your palate, as well as a range of arts, crafts and gifts for the whole family.

Fan favourite event “The Faulty Towers Dining Experience” returns to the Albert Halls and get your magnifying glasses out as we launch the new “Sheer Luck Holmes”, an immersive murder mystery night that is sure to keep you guessing.

For the younger festivalgoers, we have plenty of child friendly entertainment, including a variety of free events activities and street performers in the Children’s zone ran by Octagon Theatre and Bolton Central Library and museum, which will definitely keep our younger guests busy this year.

Bolton is the place to be this summer, to book tickets and to keep up to date on the festival, follow our socials and check out our website for all the latest news and announcements.

Date: 23rd August 2024 - 26th August 2024 Recurs daily.

Location: Bolton Town Centre Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1 SA

Cost: Free