What’s on


Jam packed full

of fun…

 

Join us at Bolton’s Food and Drink Festival as there’s loads of great things to do – eat, drink and enjoy the packed programme of live music, entertainments and fun.

Bringing the family?  That’s fine…

 

 

It’s the biggest festival yet with a whole world of treats lined up over the four day bank holiday weekend with something to make everyone happy.

Enjoy food and drink from fantastic artisan traders in our markets, watch some of the best chefs around cook up a storm in our celebrity and regional chef cookery demonstrations or simply kick back and relax and enjoy the atmosphere. 

A fantastical story of sharing and caring

Join Deedee and her best friend Tobias (a little mouse with a big squeak!) as they help a mysterious and hungry stranger create the yummiest, slurpiest, scrumptiously, deliciously, nom-nom-nom-iest soup of them all!

It won’t be an easy task but, with the stranger’s help and a wishing pebble or two, Deedee and Tobias are sent on a magical journey to collect ingredients from the Mountain Dragon, the Queen Bee and the Monkey King. 

Fancy something a bit special?

If it’s something a bit more exclusive that you’d like to try then we’ve got just the ticket!  New to the programme this year is our uber cool gin festival – come along with your friends and not only find out all there is to know about gin but try them too!  

Gin Festival

NB: Don't forget, this is an over 18s only event

The boys are back in town…

Sunday Club with fab chefs Aiden Byrne and Andrew Nutter is making its debut appearance this year! And its going to be a night to remember!  Tickets are on sale now (but be quick these are sure to be popular!).

Feeling a festival favourite coming on?

You’re in luck!  Tickets are now available for some of our most popular events – Slattery Afternoon Tea and Saturday Brunch both starring celebrity chef Nadiya Hussain as well as the welcome return of our fab Beer and Pastie event hosted by Ainsley Harriot.

So, what are you waiting for, hop aboard and enjoy the best Bolton has to offer!

Friday 24th August

11am


Michael Caines demo


Bolton Market


12noon


Official Festival Launch with Michael Caines


INVITE ONLY


1pm


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls


3pm


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls


6.30pm for 7pm


Gala Dinner. 5 course, fine dining experience 


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


Saturday 25th August

10.30am


Cookery Demo and Saturday Brunch with Celebrity Chef Nadiya Hussain


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


11am


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls


12.30pm


Nadiya Hussain, Celebrity Chef cookery demonstration


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


1pm


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls


2.30pm


Slattery Afternoon tea – enjoy afternoon tea hosted by celebrity chef Nadiya Hussain, who will be joined by special guests


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


3pm


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls


6pm


Gin Festival


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


Sunday 26th August

10.30am


Ainsley Harriott, Celebrity Chef cookery demonstration


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


11am


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls


12.30pm


Beer and pastie tasting with Ainsley Harriott


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


1pm


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls


3pm


Ainsley Harriott, Celebrity Chef cookery demonstration


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


3pm


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls


6.30pm


Sunday Club with Aiden Byrne and Andrew Nutter


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


Monday 27th August

11am


James Martin, Celebrity Chef cookery demonstration


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


11am


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls


1pm


James Martin, Celebrity Chef cookery demonstration


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


1pm


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls


3pm


James Martin, Celebrity Chef cookery demonstration


Main Festival Marquee, Victoria Square


3pm


Little Diamond Theatre Company


Albert Halls