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Sheffield Food Festival returns to the Heart of the City

Lots of people gather on grass and around stalls outside large stone building

For the last 10 years, Sheffield Food Festival has drawn thousands of visitors to the city to celebrate food and drink from across the region and beyond.

In 2023 the new festival producers, Swans Events, will build on those wonderful years, and develop the festival, working with the local community to deliver the best street food, artisanal produce, drinks, music and more.

Taking over the Peace Gardens during the end of May Bank Holiday weekend, from 26 to 29 May, the aim is to continue to be one of the city's largest free to attend events for all members of the family.

Noemi Antonelli, Managing Director at Swans Events and Kelham Island resident explained some of their vision: “We want to showcase Sheffield’s relationship with food through an exciting programme that continues to play an integral part in putting this city on the culinary map.

As part of that, we want local food and drink traders, community initiatives that centre around food, and local performers to get involved and help us build content for this year’s festival”.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact 

Cllr Martin Smith, Chair of the Economic Development and Skills Policy Committee at Sheffield City Council said:

“We are excited to welcome Swans Events on board as the new organiser of Sheffield’s popular food festival.

“The event continues to grow and thrive each year and we are looking forward to them bringing exciting new ideas and creative elements to build on the past success.

“As well as attracting thousands of visitors, the event is a fantastic opportunity for local traders to sell their produce and it’s great to see these independent businesses come together and be part of such a dynamic and popular date in our city’s event programme.”

Applications to trade at Sheffield Food Festival have now opened. Due to popular demand, the deadline to apply has been extended to the 27th March at 10am.

To apply follow this link to access the application form