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Our 8th Festival thanks to sponsors:

Putting on your best face
Having a chat about cheese
Who’s got a sweet tooth?

Enjoy pictures of the 2105 Crediton Food and Drink Festival taken by the talented Sam Box

What’s up for the 2016 Crediton Food and Drink Festival?

Keep checking back for news and updates

Update to timetable for the cookery demonstrations on Saturday:

11am Make a great cream tea in 30 minutes  with Lori Reich of Shute Fruit

11.45am Sourdough pizzas with Il Casita

12.30 Beef banter from Andy of Cox’s Butchers

1.15pm Fishy delights with Dan the Fish Man and Tim Harris, The Devon Chef

2.00pm Salami and chorizo making with Steve and Pete of Good Game

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Festival opening

10.30am on Saturday 18 June

Brown Paper Bag Mummers perform The Play of the Battle Between the Summer and the Winter Kings

Their story tells of nature’s crown and how it’s yearly passed around.

Adult shortlist announced: read the stories on the Crediton Short Story Competition page

Winners announced at 12 noon on Sunday 19 June in the Marquee.

Parking and driving

Exciting news for Saturday

Huge thanks to Mid Devon District Council for agreeing to FREE parking in St Saviour’s Car Park on Saturday, 8am-6pm.

Road closure

Market Street (from the High Street to Parliament Street) will be closed from 6am on Saturday 18 June to 5pm on Sunday 19 June – and it will be full of tasty stalls and fun events!

Stalls Booked

Drool over the stalls – a dish for everybody (perfect for Father’s Day); plus updates on whose coming.

Music during the 2016 Festival

Throughout the Festival we’ll be involving as much local talent as possible – AND IT IS ALL FREE!

It's not just food in 2016

Surprises are being organised right up to the last moment; meanwhile, look at what we’ve booked to keep the whole family amused

Cookery demonstrations in 2016

Some old, some new but we’ve got five great demos for you: cream teas, fish, beef, charcuterie and sourdough

Il Casita

Book now on or call 01363 777057 1 St Lawrence’s Green, Crediton, EX17 3LH Lunch: Tue-Sat 12pm-2pm, by appointment only (24 hrs notice required) Dinner: Tue-Sat 6.30pm-9pm

Map of Crediton

Crediton town map, showing parking

Crediton Local Produce

This area contains a wealth of superb local produce and a wide variety of producers – from large farms to small specialists, from year round suppliers to smallholders selling their seasonal surplus. We’ve invited them all onto the Crediton Local Produce website so that you should find something to suit your palate, your purse and your ethos.

So click away to find out what is available and where you can buy it. You’ll be saving on money, food miles, supporting the local economy and eating healthily!

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Crediton Food Festival isn’t just a weekend wonder! We organise other happenings during the year, such as:

Chutneys and Chat, Saturday 10 October 2015

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A splendid afternoon. Making jams and chutneys and quickles (speedy pickles).  Thank you Ruth and cohorts for organising a brilliant event. Lizzie Weyman


I really enjoyed the afternoon, I do hope you do similar again.  Who made the “Cold Apple Crumble Cake”? OK, it wasn’t called that but that is what it was to me, I would love the recipe for that ( Mind you it took me several tries of the others to decide which was the best cake.  I’m still undecided!! If the fermented cabbage works out my son will be delighted.  I must remember to allow it to burp and put it on an old tea towel. This sort of do takes a great deal of planning and loads of help from other people, my thanks to you, your “assistants”, and the sponsors.

Syllabub, Squab Pie and Suet Puddings, 28 March 2014

Devon’s food and drink is perhaps the best and most diverse of all the UK’s counties. A county that includes two moors, great grazing, varied fruit and good fishing grounds, as well as being a base for foreign trade and influences. Its dishes have had a big impact on national and international cuisine. Dr Paul Cleave, Research Fellow at Exeter University, guided everybody through some of that history with tasting demonstrations from The Devon Chef, Tim Harris.

Taste Sensation, Monday 8 July 2013

The first of our extra-festival events went extremely well. Thanks to the 25+ who turned up, tasted and talked. Huge thanks to the expertise and knowledge of the three experts whose light touch left our brains fuller and our tongues tingling. How to taste and how taste is created with Barny Butterfield of Sandford Orchards; Bruce Evans of Grape and Grain; Tom Chadwick of Quickes Traditional. Sampling 3 ciders, 3 wines and 3 cheeses from these local producers, testing taste buds and hearing from them what makes a good taste.