FAQ's

1. What is the Althorp Food and Drink Festival?

The Althorp Food and Drink Festival is a two day food and drink extravaganza. It celebrates quality producers and suppliers in Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties.

2. Where does the Festival take place?

The Festival site encompasses Althorp House, Stables Courtyard and Deer Park. The Deer Park is an open park and with all fields, the ground underfoot can vary depending on the weather. Please note that access to wheelchairs and pushchairs is available, however if the weather is wet, this area may be difficult to navigate.

3. What does the ticket price include?

The Food & Drink Festival entry ticket includes access to the talks, demonstrations, grounds and exhibitions. The Food & Drink Festival and Althorp House Entry ticket includes a guided tour of Althorp House.

4. How do I buy tickets?

Tickets can be bought online or on the gate, on the day. Tours of the house and additional masterclasses and events can be purchased at our on-site booking office.

5. Timings

The Festival is open at 10am and closes at 5pm on both days.

6. How do I get there?

Directions to the house can be found here. The full address is Althorp, Northampton, NN7 4HQ.

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7. Do you cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements?

We try to offer a variety of foods at each event covering vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

8. Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are not permitted on the Estate due to our livestock, with the exception of guide and assistance dogs.

9. Is there disabled access?

Blue Badge parking is available on request. The Estate, Stables and ground floor of the House are fully accessible to wheelchair users. There is no assisted access available to the upstairs rooms in the House. Please note that the Deer Park is wheelchair accessible, however may be difficult if the weather is bad.

10. Is the festival child friendly?

Absolutely. There will be a dedicated children’s area with lots of fun entertainment and activities going on.

11. Are there cash machines?

There are no cash machines onsite so we advise that you bring cash, however the Gift Shop does offer cash back.

12. Can visitors pay by card?

Visitors can pay for their tickets at the gate by card. Cards can also be used for payments in the Althorp Gift Shop. Each exhibitor is different, so some may have card payment facilities, some may not.

13. Are there car-parking facilities on site?

Free car parking is available to all visitors, please note that there is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the car park through the grounds to the House, however a shuttlebus will be running regular shuttles from the visitor entrance to the festival entrance.

14. Is smoking permitted on site?

Smoking is not permitted on site.

15. Can I bring alcohol?

No, guests are not permitted to bring alcohol into the Festival. There will be a selection of stalls serving alcohol at the event. If a guest is found to be bringing in alcohol they will be escorted off the premises and no refund will be given.