Bishop Auckland Food Festival – April 2017

Now in its 12th year, Bishop Auckland Food Festival (BAFF) is a two day celebration on the 1st and 2nd April 2017 of local food, producers and chefs. Set in the historical and scenic market town of Bishop Auckland,it will no doubt be marked already on many calendars. Stalls offering local, regional and seasonal produce will be serving scran all weekend, as well cookery demonstrations from professional chefs and food-related fun for youngsters. There is something to suit all ages, tastes and appetites at one the biggest food festivals in the county.

Zapatista’s awesome Burritos

As well as featuring lots of familiar faces, this year’s BAFF will have an expanded street food and artisan drinks quarter. You’ll be able to eat your way around the world from America to Greece and Thailand to Mexico, as well as sample some of the finest regional cuisine courtesy of the North’s foremost producers. You will find many of our favourites like Scream for Pizza, Auntie Mo’s, Zapatista and Tandoori Naan Hut.

Scream for Pizza’s vegan options

Tom and Henry Herbert from The Hobbs House Bakery, Rosemary Shrager, Richard Fox and Rob Kennedy will be doing masterclasses and there over the course of the weekend, too.

Entrance to the festival is free and masterclasses are individually priced. More information can be found on the BAFF official website here.

Thanks for reading,

Pip x

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  1. Katie Bryson

    Oooh I do love a food festival, and I’ve not tried this one!!! Definitely a date for the diary….

  2. Nyomi

    I was born in Bishop! And learned to drive there. I’ve been meaning to get down to this the last couple of years.

    1. Emma Phillips (Post author)

      I would love to go myself but feel it may be too much of a jaunt with the little one at the moment. It’s going to be a great weekend!


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