Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In view of national guidance and advice, a number of events scheduled to take place across Colchester Borough Council venues have been deferred, rescheduled or cancelled. Further information can be found below including specific ticketing information for individual events.

Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the current situation on coronavirus closely following information and advice published by the government.

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26th September 2020 @ 10:30 am – 27th September 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Castle Park
Colchester Castle Park
High St, Colchester CO1 1UG

Now in its 16th successful year set in Colchester’s beautiful Castle Park. There will be lots of old favourites and this year we have some new and exciting stalls and products to tempt you.

Featuring over 100 different stalls with local and international food and drink. There will be so much to see and try. Why not make a picnic or pick up lots of food and drink to take home.

The Pikestaff Inn real ale bar will also feature lots of different ciders and good cold lager.

In 2020 you can enjoy champagne, Prosecco and cocktails at our new bar and you can learn how to make the perfect cocktail at our Cocktail Creative Classes. Our Celebrity Chef Kitchen will be performing all day and of course is FREE.

Relax in the wonderful atmosphere of this much loved festival. You can have a picnic, listen to the music. Stroll around the stalls trying some of the artisan produced local goodies. Inside the Festival with FREE entry is the Colchester Rose Show. Over 100 years old, the show has some lovely exhibits. 


  • 10.30am – 5pm


  • £4 per adult each day. Under 14s go free. Tickets also available at the gate.


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Colchester Food & Drink Festival
Castle Park, High Street,Colchester,Essex-CO1 1UG
Starting on
23S June 2018
Ending on
24S June 2018
Food & Drink Festival