Paid PostPosted on Oct 25, 201715 Great British Food Festivals That Will Make You Fall In Love With British FoodIf a vacation isn't centered around the food you're going to eat, is it even a vacation?by VisitBritainPromoted ContentFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The Big Feastival, Cotswolds View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The Big Feastival is a weekend food and music festival held in the idyllic Cotswolds that's well worth a pit stop if you're visiting in summer. They have a huge variety of street food that shows off the culinary variety of the UK, including a woodland mushroom, spinach, and truffle oil pie and a full English breakfast hot dog.When: Annually, August. 2. KERB Market, London Courtesy of KERB Food If you want to experience the best of London's street food, be sure to swing by KERB in Camden Market during your vacation. It brings together 34 stalls of street food, every day of the week. Dishes available include halloumi fries, tadka dal, and salt and Szechuan crispy squid.When: All year round, every day. 3. Salisbury Christmas Market, Wiltshire View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Not only is Salisbury Christmas Market a great place to grab gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones, it's also host to seasonal favorites from across Europe. Some of the dishes available include festive crepes, hearty pork kebabs, and, of course, bratwurst and gluhwein.When: Annually, November and December. 4. Foodies Festival, Newcastle Courtesy of Foodies Festival / Mike Page, Courtesy of Foodies Festival / Terry Applin / Lanyard Media Foodies Festival happens all over the Britain, including Brighton, Edinburgh, and Newcastle, so be sure to check their website to see if there's one taking place when you're visiting. At the Newcastle festival, you can watch top British chefs cook their signature dishes, take a baking class, and enjoy a spot of afternoon tea. The street food options include orange and ginger oysters and hoisin duck sesame pancakes – ideal for washing down with a glass of Pimm's.When: Annually, Brighton in May, Edinburgh in August, and Newcastle in June. 5. Hawker House Street Feast, London View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Hawker House Street Feast is a food market that runs every Friday and Saturday in Canada Water, London. Highlights include bacon and cheese–stacked sliders, Venezuelan-style brisket, and colorful vegan tacos. It runs all year round, so you can pop by, no matter when your trip is. When: All-year-round, Friday and Saturday. 6. VegFest, Bristol View this photo on Instagram instagram.com VegFest holds vegan food festivals every year in Bristol, Brighton, and London. Must-trys include jackfruit burritos, vegetable paella, and birthday cake–flavored macaroons.When: Annually, Brighton in March, Bristol in May, and London in October. 7. Sausage & Cider Fest, Leicestershire View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sausage & Cider festival combines two core staples of British foodie culture into one great weekend. Held in Hinckley, Leicestershire, the festival sources artisan ciders from across the country, as well as local makers. The food goes beyond your typical hot dogs, too, with Polish kielbasa and sausage toasties among the street dishes available.When: Annually, August. 8. Abergavenny Food Festival, Monmouthshire Courtesy of Abergavenny Food Festival / Nanette Hepburn Photography Abergavenny Food Festival is the largest and longest-running food festival in Wales that celebrates the best of Welsh music, culture, and cuisine. The festival isn't afraid to push the boundaries with its food, with everything from s'mores crumpets to rocket (arugula) and pesto brioche buns.When: Annually, September. 9. Falmouth Oyster Festival, Cornwall Courtesy of Falmouth Oyster Festival Falmouth Oyster Festival is an annual festival in Cornwall, England, that's been showcasing the best of Cornish seafood for 21 years and counting. Falmouth oysters are smaller and more delicate than the Pacific variety – well worth traveling for.When: Annually, October. 10. BBC Good Food Show, Glasgow View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @bbcgoodfoodshow If you fancy checking out the best of Scottish cuisine, head to The Good Food Show in Glasgow, which is held in October. Gourmet scotch eggs, barbecued halloumi toasties, and fish and chip sandwiches are just some of the things to try.When: Annually, October. 11. Meatopia, London Courtesy of Meatopia The iconic American festival Meatopia landed in Britain in 2012 and is now a staple event for the London's meat lovers. All the meat at the festival is ethically sourced and cooked over wood and charcoal on site. Be sure to try the drunken chicken and the masala goat with eggplant sambal when you go.When: Annually, September. 12. Dartmouth Food Festival, Devon Courtesy of Dartmouth Food Festival Dartmouth Food Festival is a huge food and drink festival in Devon that showcases the best of southwest England's street food. Local specialities include Cornish fudge, toad in the hole, and Tibetan Salcombe crab dumplings.When: Annually, October. 13. Loch Lomond Festival, Loch Lomond Courtesy of Loch Lomond Festival / Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post, Courtesy of Loch Lomond Festival / Ian Wallman Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival brings together food from the local area of Loch Lomond, Scotland, and from across Britain, every September. Make sure you check out the Aberdeen Angus steak, Lochnell oysters, and, of course, the numerous varieties of haggis.When: Annually, September. 14. Newtown Food Festival, Powys Courtesy of Newtown Food Festival Newtown Food Festival in Newtown, Wales, is held annually on the first weekend of September. Specialities can include Kurdish spicy pasties, chicken shawarma, and hog roast baps.When: Annually, September. 15. Northampton Winter Food Festival, Northamptonshire Courtesy of Northampton Winter Food Festival A must-add to your hit list if you're visiting Britain near Christmas is Northampton Winter Food Festival. Held over one weekend in November, there are gift stalls, chef demonstrations, tasting workshops, and an open-air street-food market to check out. Must-trys include griddled cheese toasties, bangers and mash, and mulled cider and wine.When: Annually, November. Great British cuisine is so much more than fish and chips. Check out the best that Britain has to offer on British Famous.