Taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of May 2017, the Althorp Food and Drink Festival is a weekend that promises something for everyone to taste, see and experience, from veteran food lovers to kids both big and small.

Among the many entertainment highlights on the menu will be talks, tastings, demonstrations, masterclasses, and live music to suit every taste. Attendees will be able to learn tips first hand from experts including Garrett Oliver, Chief Brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, specialist pasta maker and founder of Carmela’s Kitchen, Carmela Sereno Hayes, actress, cook and author of Milly’s Real Food, Nicola Millbank and Hanna Sillitoe, the creator of the hugely inspiring blog My Goodness. Notable local chefs include Joe Buckley from the Tollemache Arms, James Claydon from Shires Cookery School and Nathan Russell, founder of My Health Hut.

Above all else, the Althorp Food and Drink Festival will provide an opportunity to become better acquainted with the thriving and increasingly renowned local food and drink industry.

Following on from a deliciously unforgettable event in 2016, this year’s Althorp Food and Drink Festival is set to be another unmissable, mouth-watering experience – don’t miss it!

“The best Food Festival I’ve attended. A stunning venue, brilliantly organised and lots for the whole family to enjoy”


“We thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and made fantastic contacts for our growing business – a great springboard”


“This is THE food festival to attend. Thank you Althorp we had a blast!”


“Our visit was absolutely wonderful and our children enjoyed it just as much as we did. Thank you – I’ll certainly be returning next year”


Our exhibitors represent the very best local, independent producers and suppliers from Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties.

Those joining us at the 2017 Althorp Food and Drink Festival include;

  • Aga
  • Althorp
  • BAFTA 195 Piccadilly
  • Bakers Bangers
  • Bare Bones Pizza
  • Baja Cantina
  • Beki’s Brownies
  • Belflair Chocolates
  • Bell’s of Northampton
  • Bite Me Spices
  • Bread & Pullet – Pop-up Restaurant
  • Brocklebys Pies
  • Burleighs Gin
  • Cadman Fine Wines
  • Carmela’s Kitchen
  • Cawston Press
  • Chimoulis
  • Clucking Oinks
  • Connie the Vintage Travelling Tearoom
  • Crayfish Capers
  • Daily Bread
  • Daphne’s Coffee Shop
  • Donnalulu Cooks
  • Elsie’s Cafe
  • Farmer Lou
  • Fizz 76
  • Fleurfields Wine
  • Foodylicious
  • Franks Steakout
  • Friars Farm
  • Good Loaf
  • Good Time Cafe
  • Happy Little Cake Company
  • Hamm Tun Fine Foods
  • Harker’s Fudge
  • Hartington Creamery
  • Hope Centre
  • Honeysuckle Hampers
  • Incredible Pies
  • Jaccs Gourmet Coffee
  • Jelley Distilleries
  • Just Biscuits
  • Langton Brewery
  • Little Green Coffee Machine
  • Maison Des Macarons
  • Mama Jacqs
  • Merrimen Brewery
  • MIN
  • Much-A-Dough
  • Napton Water Buffalo
  • Natures Fayre
  • Neneview Diary
  • Nyetimber
  • Old School Sausages
  • Olive Olive
  • Open Air Foods
  • Penelope’s Vintage Ice Cream
  • Pimento
  • Profumo Coffee
  • Queens Park Preserves
  • Rayeesa’s Indian Kitchen
  • Replete Flatbreads
  • Riverford Organic Foods
  • Rutland Charcuterie
  • Rutland Rapeseed Oil
  • Saxby’s Cider
  • Shire’s Cookery School
  • Springfield Kitchen
  • Sweet Bea
  • Tea Lab
  • The Beer Garage
  • The Biscuiterie
  • The Cross, Kenilworth
  • The Lotus Bakery
  • The Roastery
  • The Wonder Kitchen
  • Tiffield Village School
  • Tollemache Arms
  • Two Birds Spirits
  • Waterloo Cottage Farm
  • Wildlife Trust
  • Yau’s


Tickets will be on-sale from Monday 27th March, 2017

Early Bird Rates – Adults

Festival Entry – £6.50

Festival entry and 1-hour guided House Tour – £16.50

Children – Free!

Gate Prices – Adults

Festival Entry – £8

Festival entry and 1-hour guided House Tour – £18.00

Children – Free!

Additional Activities during the Festival

BBQ Masterclasses – £5 per person. This is an activity suitable for pairs / couples as you will be working with each other.

A one-hour masterclass to hone your skills on the BBQ, just in time for Summer!

Shires Cookery School

Learn from the best. James Claydon will be bringing his excellent              cookery school to the Festival to hold classes each day.

Saturday 6th , Children’s Sausage Making Class  £60 parent & child (under 12) / £40- child (12-17 yrs)

Sunday 7thVenison Burger Making – £60 per student (18+ only)


The website will continue to be updated in the lead up to the Festival, so make sure you check it regularly for further information on programming, exhibitors and general event information.

Should you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Althorp Events Team – / 01604 770 107