Dates announced for Taste East Devon Food Festival

The Taste East Devon food festival returns for a third year and is taking place from 9-24th September 2023.  The 16-day celebration sees award-winning venues, producers, chefs and restaurants across East Devon join to celebrate the incredible food and drink on offer across the region.

The region’s well-known celebrity chef and television personality, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, comments on the food festival:

“Our commitment to seasonal, local and ethically produced food is at the heart of everything we do at River Cottage, and the producers and makers who contribute to Taste East Devon embrace this message too. So we are delighted to be involved again this year in this hugely popular Food Festival.”  He continues: “We are looking forward to some new producers making a first time appearance alongside some old favourites, and I’m sure the packed programme of events will draw people in from near and far.”

The festival starts with the Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival with the duration of the festival seeing a whole host of tasting experiences, set menus and events across East Devon; including an evening with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage and a Seasonal Feast in Darts Farm’s outstanding new restaurant, The Farm Table. 

The programme of events will be available to view at




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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