Broadstairs Food Festival

In the beginning

We’re passionate about food and drink and want to see the beautiful towns of Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate be perfect destinations from which to explore all that the south of Kent provides. 

The festival began in 2009 - so this is our eleventh autumn festival. Set in the beautiful coastal  town of Broadstairs in East Kent, the festival is a foodie's heaven, celebrating and promoting the amazing variety, quality and abundance of food and drink produced in Kent, and encouraging people to buy local produce in the shops, farm shops and other farmers markets.

The Event

Three wonderful days of demonstrations, a Festival bar,  Pop Up Tea Room, Cider House -  tasting sessions and a chance to sample before you buy. Whether you are a regular visitor - or discovering us for the first time  - there is something for everyone.



We could not stage the event without our wonderful band of volunteers  - some of whom have been with us since 2009, making this their autumn event.

Volunteers Meet and Greet - staff our Information Stand, sell raffle tickets and even litter pick!  All we ask is a few hours - with tasks tailored to your ability. Why not donate a few hours of your time to help us at the event? We'd love to meet you.

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Support us

All proceeds raised through our Pop A Pound buckets go to this, and next year’s, event, enabling us to keep the Fair free of admission charges. 

So, if you see a bucket at the gate please

This year, we are donating 5% of our collection to Thanet Food Link - an emergency food resource for local people. Read more about their work . . . 

Management & Finance

​The Festival is organised and managed by a board of Directors, working as a  voluntary team. ​In turn, the Directors are supported by a  tireless, enthusiastic , band of volunteers who work year round to create this event.

The festival is financed on a not-for-profit basis with any surplus re-invested in the event.  We have a commitment to offering stalls at a price that favours local and county businesses, rather than the deeper pockets of national traders.

Our exhibitors generate around 60% of our required budget - the remainder is generated through Sponsorship (thank you!!), ticket sales, grant aid and Pop A Pound donations. If you see a Volunteer holding a Pop A Pound bucket, do feel free to donate – knowing that your pound will be put to good use.

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