Venue The Shops at Dartington
When: Sunday 26 May, 10am-5pm, and Monday 27 May, 9am-5.30pm
Free to all. All-day parking will be available for £3 per car.
About this event
Dartington is once again gearing up to play host to its annual food festival, as the May Food Fair returns on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May for the ninth year!
Hosted by our shopping village, The Shops at Dartington, this two-day event attracts thousands of food-lovers as they flock to find the region’s finest food and drink, learn new cookery skills and watch demonstrations by top local chefs.
Visitors will enjoy offers exceptional food and drink produced in the South West, alongside cookery demonstrations, workshop activities, food producers, regional drinks, street food, children’s magic shows and live music to swing into the summer season. With our very own Elmhirst gin in three varieties for tasting, together with over 40 food and drink stalls under a marquee, visitors will be protected against the elements as they graze from stand to stand.
For only the second time, fair will also host the Mud Larks Fun Run – an obstacle course set through the grounds of the Dartington estate for families to get muddy whilst raising money for Plymouth Charity, Unity in Sport.
Meet suppliers from right across Devon and beyond, and browse from a huge range of the very best in local food and drink.
Mud Larks Fun Run
Thrill-seeking families will love this obstacle-stuffed course! 3k and 6k routes are available. Click here to book >
Satisfy your appetite in our street food area, with a range of options to suit all tastes – or pop into our regular cafés on site.
Take part in our free prize draws for a specially engraved pair of Dartington Crystal glasses and Devon food hampers.
Magic from Cosmo the Clown
Lego play pit & competition
Public art participation
Or browse 5 events here
Visiting Dartington Hall
Dartington is an old place with a new story.
The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.
This idea is as true today is it ever was.