Woking Food and Drink Festival returns again for 2019, with a new lineup of experts and dishes as well as some old favourites.
What to expect when you get to the Woking Food and Drink Festival
Held over 3 days between Friday 30 August and Sunday 1 September, the Woking Food and Drink Festival celebrates local produce and culinary talent. A purpose-built demonstration theatre hosts 20 live cookery demonstrations in the centre of Jubilee Square.
Visiting chefs include:
- Sabrina Ghayour – the ‘golden girl of Persian cookery’ (The Observer)
- Chris Bavin - co-presenter on BBC’s Eat Well For Less
- Martha Collison, Great British Bake Off quarter finalist, Waitrose food columnist and cookbook author
- Steve Drake, chef patron of Sorrel in Dorking
- Tony Parkin, head chef for the Tudor Room at Great Fosters in Egham
You can find the full demo chef lineup here.
Food and drink
More than 80 food and drink traders will also be showcasing artisan products, freshly-prepared dishes and both local tipples and ones from further afield.
Masterclasses and supper clubs
New this year are pop-up dining experiences, being held at independent venues around the town. You can also expand your knowledge with a wine masterclass or tasting session.
Bite-size talks, hosted by Hersha Patel, invite local producers and experts to share their specialist knowledge and tricks of the trade. Choose from English wines to gin distilling, beekeeping to butchery - and much more.
Cup cake decorating, arts and crafts, live music and street entertainers - there's plenty on offer to entertain all ages.
Of course, for braver family members, the HotPods chilli eating competition on Saturday 31 August isn't to be missed!
Getting to the Woking Food and Drink Festival
Getting to the festival is easy by train. Woking is served by trains from across our network:
To Woking from:
When you arrive at Woking station, head to the exit on platform 1, and it's just a few minutes walk to Jubilee Square.
Festival opening times
Friday 30 August: 09:30 to 18:00
Saturday 31 August: 09:30 to 18:00
Sunday 1 September: 10:00 to 17:30
Entry to the festival is free and unticketed. Some of interactive activities are subject to ticket fees or charity donations.
For full event information, visit wokingfoodfest.co.uk