Canterbury Food & Drink Festival 2018 | Visit Canterbury

Canterbury Food & Drink Festival 2018

Canterbury Food & Drink Festival
  • Date: 21st September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
  • Every day
  • Location: Dane John Gardens Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2UA
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Cost: Free

Kent's largest and most vibrant celebration of food, drink and culture.

For foodies either residing in or visiting Canterbury, September is a time for delicious treats, artisan produce and gastronomy. Centred around the Canterbury Food & Drink Festival, Kent’s largest and most highly-anticipated celebration of food, drink and culture, it is the ultimate showcase for the thriving cathedral city’s culinary scene, and the county as a whole for that matter.

An extended programme of events for 2018 means there is so much more to get involved with. Before the Food & Drink Festival descends on Dane John Gardens (21st-23rd September), various culinary destinations around the city will be host to our latest addition, the Urban Food Tour. Starting on Friday 14th September, it's an extension of the Canterbury Food & Drink Festival, offering a diverse a series of workshops, taster sessions and foraging expeditions catering to different levels of expertise and age groups.

Urban Food Tour

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make sushi? How about baking artisan bread, or prepping and cooking fish from scratch? Maybe there’s a wild food forager lurking inside, just waiting to be set free. 

With no fewer than 32 events taking place either side of the Food & Drink Festival, including several suitable for vegans and vegetarians, the Urban Food Tour has something for everyone. Spaces are limited though and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and to purchase tickets for these events, please visit