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It's back! The city's biggest food festival returns with lots of tasty treats to enjoy...here's everything you need to know. 

When and where is it?

Flavour Fest takes place from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May 2022 in the heart of Plymouth city centre, along Armada Way and the Piazza.

Opening times

Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Sunday: 10am to 5pm

What to see and do

This year the festival will look different with one huge marquee covering the Piazza, filled with food and drink traders, ensuring a great day out whatever the weather.

Cookery Theatre

From 10am until 5pm each day there will be a range of cookery demonstrations being held in the Cookery Theatre by some of the best chefs in Plymouth and the wider region.

Don’t miss the annual Ready Steady Cook competition at 1.30pm on Friday 27 May! The competitors, Peter Gorton from Gorton’s Restaurant and Callum Johnson, will be assisted by two willing volunteers with the event being compered by BBC Spotlight’s Natalie Cornah.

Take a look at the full Cookery Theatre programme on the Flavour Fest website.

Traders

With over 80 food traders you will be able to sample lots of tasty treats and treat yourself to some of the region’s best produce to take home, with everything from brownies and baked goods, to cheese, gins and liqueurs on offer.

Don’t miss the amazing variety of street food stalls along Armada Way and around Place de Brest.

Enjoy a locally-produced coffee, indulge in a cocktail served up from a converted VW van or tuck into a delicious stone baked pizza, cooked fresh from a vintage converted horse trailer.

Cornish Cream stall at Flavour Fest handing out samples

Children’s entertainment

Jeremiah’s Journey will be providing the activities in the interactive family fun area for Flavour Fest this year and on each day there will be a range of activities that children can enjoy including arts and crafts (each day), face painting and glitter tattoos with Cher’s Funky Faces (Saturday and Sunday all day) and a magic show and tricks from Jon Martin Magic (Sunday only, from late morning).

How to get there

Plymouth is superbly located for day visits from Cornwall (A38), the South Hams (A379) and Mid Devon (A386). Plymouth is also well served by three Park & Ride sites located off the A38 at Marsh Mills and off the A379 at Derriford and Milehouse.

Look out for car park signs when you arrive, nearby multi storey car parks can be found at the Theatre Royal and Western Approach.

For all our travel information take a look at the Flavour Fest website.  

Accessibility information

Flavour Fest attracts thousands of visitors to the city centre over the three days of the event. Previously we have found that the first hour of each day tends to be the quietest should you wish to visit when there are fewer people are around. Please note though that our new format for the event is one large marquee on the Piazza so whatever the weather over the three days we expect it to be busy.

At the front of the viewing area for watching the cookery theatre there will be a designated accessibility space.

Whilst the main event will all be held under one large marquee on the Piazza, our popular street food traders will be situated along Armada Way and the street food bar will be in Place de Brest where there will be a seating area for customers - at times this may provide a less busy place to sit and enjoy the event.

There are also a number of venues within the city centre that would be delighted to welcome visitors who need a chilled out area to enjoy including:

  • Moments Cafe (69A New George Street)
  • Coffee Time (134 Cornwall Street)
  • Power Plant Café (59 Cornwall Street)
  • The Treasury (Catherine Street).

There are public toilets, including disabled toilets, on Armada Way.

If you find yourself needing any help on the day please look out for the stewards in yellow jackets or event staff in orange jackets as they’ll be happy to help.

For more information and all the timings please head to the Flavour Fest website.

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