Holiday park deals close to our favourite autumn food festivals

Looking for a gourmet getaway? There are some awesome autumn food festivals to discover in September and October, and great accommodation deals at nearby holiday parks.

Autumn food festival

Cornwall Food and Drink Festival, Truro

Truro’s three-day festival is the largest dedicated to food and drink from Cornwall. There’s an outdoor street market with stalls selling everything from pasties to crab sandwiches, a farmer’s market and demonstrations, masterclasses, tastings and tutorials to help you make the most of the ingredients on show.

When: 22 to 24 September

How much: entry is FREE

Where to stay: Trevella Park in Crantock, from £199 for 3 nights starting 22 September.

Falmouth Oyster Festival

This speciality festival marks the start of the Fal River’s oyster dredging season with four-days of feasting, chef demonstrations, music and crafts to celebrate the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood. The fun also includes a Falmouth Working Boat race, a Grand Oyster Parade and a shucking competition.

When: 12 to 15 October

How much: entry is FREE

Where to stay: Haven Perran Sands in Perranporth, from £135 for 3 nights starting 13 October.

Dartmouth Food Festival

With more than 120 hand-picked exhibitors the Dartford Food Festival is one of the UK’s landmark events for foodies. The weekend is packed with local experts, celebrity chefs and celebrated critics to provide a huge range of downright delicious entertainment. Look out for an abundance of locally-produced, high quality ingredients such as Ashridge Cider, Cornish Seasalt, Devon Scones and South Devon Chilli.

When: 20 to 22 October

How much: entry is FREE

Where to stay: Park Holidays UK Landscove in Brixham, from £212 for 3 nights starting 20 October.

FoodFest, Barnstaple

North Devon’s most food-filled day is celebrating its 10th year with more than 100 local food and drink vendors bringing their flavours to Barnstaple Pannier Market.

When: 22 October

How much: entry is FREE

Where to stay: Parkdean Resorts Bideford Bay, from £139 for 3 nights starting 20 October.

Neath Food Festival

Fantastic produce from across South Wales is brought to the cobbled-streets of Neath Food Festival. For three days more than 70 producers showcase meat, vegetables, cider, beer, cakes and more with cookery demos from local chefs, guided foraging walks and cookery workshops for children adding extra spice throughout the show.

When: 29 September to 1 October

How much: entry is FREE

Where to stay: Parkdean Resorts Carmarthen Bay in Kidwelly, from £169 for 3 nights starting 29 September.

Conwy Feast

Enjoy delicious food from North Wales within the world heritage site of Conwy, where there is a 13th century castle, town walls and a working quayside to set the scene. Among the products to taste are the in-season mussels from the last rake-only mussel fishing community, and there are makers, artists and those using traditional building skills.

When: 27 to 29 October

How much: Saturdays from £8.80; Sundays from £6.80; weekends from £13.60; children under 16, free.

Where to stay: Parkdean Resorts Ty Mawr in Towyn, from £229 for 3 nights starting 27 October.

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival

Aldeburgh’s huge array of stalls and tasting sessions are provided by more than 90 producers, delivering a weekend of abundant delights from the East Suffolk coast. The feast of flavours includes raw milk, organic vegetables, sourdough bread and award-winning beer and spirits, and there are two cookery stages where the experts pass on their tips.

When: 23 to 24 September

How much: £8 for a day ticket, £14 for weekend tickets. Children under 15 are free.

Where to stay: Parkdean Resorts Kessingland Beach, from £119 for 3 nights starting 22 September.

Great Framlingham Sausage Festival

If you love your bangers, the Great Framlingham Sausage Fest is the only place to sizzle. The Suffolk market town has created its own sausage trail celebrating the brilliant bangers from local sizzlers, and you get to vote for your favourite as you go along.

When: 8 October

How much: £5 per person

Where to stay: Park Holidays UK Suffolk Sands in Felixstowe, from £89 for 3 nights starting 6 October.

Written by Dan at BreakFree Holidays

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