Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out about what you’ve got planned for 2020?

The 2020 Festival will run from Saturday 26th August to Sunday 4th October. Please sign up to our e-newsletter (see our Contact page) and we will keep you updated with all the latest news and information. For Norfolk food and drink businesses wanting to get involved, register your interest early by emailing

What is it?

The Norfolk Food & Drink Festival 2020 is a showcase for our county’s fantastic produce, an appreciation of the businesses and people that help produce, rear and grow it, and a promotion to increase a greater understanding of its importance to our general well-being.

Can anyone get involved?

Absolutely! The more events, the more we can help promote the story of Norfolk food and the wonderful fresh produce that comes from our county and our coast. We want butchers, bakers, fishmongers and other local food retailers; we want farm shops and farmers’ markets; we want pubs, hotels and restaurants.

I am a member of the press and I would like to find out more about your event.

Thanks for your interest in the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival 2020. Please email and we would be delighted to send you a press pack and add you to our media distribution list. We would love to chat to you about your media needs and will contact you as a matter of urgency. We’re also happy to run press trips to the Festival for bona fide media contacts.

What other events are there?

The umbrella Norfolk Food & Drink Festival includes a whole range of special events including a number of flagship weekends plus the EDP Norfolk Food & Drink Awards.

How will we know what’s happening?

The two best ways are through this website and by reading the Eastern Daily Press, Norfolk’s morning newspaper and joint sponsor of the festival with Adnams. Nearer the festival a special commemorative brochure will be published and the week before the festival begins the EDP will publish a Plough to Plate supplement, promoting Norfolk’s food story.

Is there an educational aspect?

Definitely. Understanding why eating fresh local produce is good for our health, our environment and our communities is a key part of the festival remit.