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The Great British Food Festival

The nation's favourite food festival is back with more great food, drink and music!

  • Booking essential

Calling all foodies from baking to BBQ, there’s something for everyone at the Great British Food Festival.

There's 5 main stages to keep you entertained with along with live music, chef demos, food challenges, tasty street food and fabulous artisan stalls.

Want to take part in the Cake Off? Enter today and gain free entry to the festival! Find out more on the Great British Food Festival’s website linked below.

It’s going to be a tasty day out!

Child tickets - 5-17, under 5's free

Family tickets - 2 adults and 2 kids

FRIDAY - Kids go free!



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Adult (Early Bird)£11.00
Adult Adult£20.00
Child Children free on Friday£0.00
Child Child (Early Bird)£6.50
Child Child£10.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 01246 850430 Booking for the festival is online only.


Children welcome

Meeting point

Please make your way to the Wine Glass area of Hardwick, there will be plenty of signage and steward to help direct you on the day.

What to bring and wear

Please dress for the Great British Weather, blankets and camping chairs are welcome.


The event is held on short, flat grass and approx. 200m from the car park, along a field with some uneven ground. There will be accessible toilet facilities on-site. Please speak to our friendly stewards if you require any assistance.


Get 2-4-1 entry to Hardwick Hall with your Great British Food Festival booking. Just show the booking details on entry to the Hall.

Contact info

The Great British Food Festival

Upcoming events


Oak Group Walk 

Intermediate 3.5 mile group walk around the Hardwick Estate. Make friends and get outdoors!

Event summary

25 Apr to 4 Jul 2024
10:30 to 12:30
+ 5 other dates or times

Material Power: Let the textiles do the talking 

A celebration of tapestry, embroidery and appliqué. Discover how Bess of Hardwick’s exquisite textile collection tells her story.

Event summary

25 Apr to 3 Nov 2024
11:00 to 15:30
+ 192 other dates or times

Blossom Creative Writing Workshop 

Come and join us to celebrate blossom in this month's creative writing workshop!

Event summary

26 Apr 2024
14:00 to 15:15

The Hardwick Hobble 

See how many laps you can complete in this 6-hour running challenge!

Event summary

27 Apr 2024
09:00 to 15:00