Food Events in Birmingham in 2017!

Throughout the year, it’s always nice to try something new! Experience new cultures and try new and exciting food! It’s a shame that there isn’t a food festival every week – but there is one almost every month!

We’ve compiled a list of the highlights of the food festival calendar, from March to December! Unfortunately not every month can be filled with foody goodness, but there are some months with double servings! Enjoy!


4th March – Solihull’s Fairtrade Cake-Off

Lots of different categories from cupcakes to show stoppers, all of which must contain at two Fairtrade ingredients! Judges include Amari Koryang, winner of CBBC Bake Off 2015

25th March – Holi-Rave

The return of the Holi Rave means it’s getting time to mark the arrival of Spring! You can always count on finding some amazing street food from all over the Midlands here!


15th-18th June – BBC Good Food Show

Michelin-star chef Glynn Purnell will be appearing at the NEC for the BBC Good Food Show 2017. As the face of Saturday Kitchen, you’ll definitely experience some delightful food!

30th June-1st July – Colmore Food Festival

Glynn Purnell is back again is helping to officially launch the Colmore Food Festival. This annual celebration attracts 30,000 visitors to help celebrate food in the heart of Colmore Business District, filled with bars and cafes.


26th-28th August – Lichfield Food Festival

Your Bank Holiday weekend just got very busy! You can expect a massive selection of food and drink stalls, free cookery demonstrations, street food, pop-up coffee and so much more in Lichfield City Centre!


Date TBC – Birmingham Chilli Festival

Visit at your peril! Be prepared to taste some of the hottest sauces, foods and chocolates you could find! See if you can spot Chilli Queen Lou Witterick challenging new contenders for the Chilli eating competition.


3rd-5th November – Cake International

Ideal for cake lovers – eaters or makers! You can find some of the most amazingly detailed cakes in the NEC! Want to know what your favourite celebrity looks like in cake form – you’re bound to find out!


Date TBC – Birmingham German Market

It’s back once again! Enjoy exquisite German food and culture in this month long festive treat! The date is yet to be confirmed, but hopefully it will continue all the way up to Christmas Day again!


Are you attending of these food festivals, or know of anymore? Let us know in the comments!

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