About Sheffield Food Festival

Eat. Drink. Shop.

Peace Gardens – Pinstone Street – Sheffield – S1 2HH


Sheffield Food Festival is a celebration of the city’s vibrant food scene, showcasing our great local produce, talented chefs, mouthwatering street food and outstanding brewers and distillers.

The city’s largest free to attend event takes place for its eighth year from 26th – 28th May 2018 in the city centre, spreading across the Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens, Millennium Square, Town Hall Square and Fargate, attracting over 40,000 visitors across the weekend.

Our Artisan Market features food producers and businesses from around Sheffield and further afield, bringing a range of preserves, oils, cakes, cookery books, craft beers, gins, pies and much more for you to take home and enjoy. At the heart of the festival we have the Theatre Kitchen, featuring top chefs from across the city and showing how to get the best from the great local produce on offer. The extensive Street Food Market is jam packed with delicious treats from local companies and the Eats, Treats & Beats Festival Village extends this offer, with a hand picked selection of our very best street food traders open into the night, alongside our stylish stretch tent, al fresco seating, bar stocked by great local breweries and fantastic live music and DJs.

New for 2018, Food Futures is a one-day programme of talks, discussions, mentoring and advice aimed at food and drink entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey, from embryonic ideas to established businesses. This takes place in the Town Hall on Saturday 26th May, alongside the brand new Tastings Table, this year hosted by Bullion Chocolate. Also new for 2018, the Orchard Square Pop-Up Tea Room, with some great local cakes and bakes, entertainment and refreshments served to your table, and the inaugural Sheffield Food Festival Supper Club on the evening of Saturday 26th May in the Theatre Kitchen Marquee, this year hosted by our headline sponsors, Proove Pizza.

It doesn’t end there! The Sheffield Food Festival programme includes plenty of kids activities, to keep little hands and minds occupied whilst families enjoy a day of total food and drink indulgence. And not forgetting that there are many more serious issues raised around food – food poverty, managing food waste, the impact of our food choices on the environment and climate, to name a few – we have the Food For Thought programme of talks and debates to explore these issues.