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Worstead is getting a BEACH!
Want to enjoy something different at this years Worstead Festival?
Come and see us and enjoy #CostaDelWorstead

Hansel & Gretel - LIVE THEATRE
Hansel & Gretel will be performed at 12 noon on both days in the main ring.
Bring a picnic and your favourite teddy!
Crumbs - This is exciting!

Grant applications now open!
Worstead Village Festival Charity are now taking applications for grants.  If you are in an organisation who you feel would benefit from a funding grant, get in touch - details arae on the Contact Us page.

Westover Vets - Annual Dog Show
This family favourite will be at 2.00pm on BOTH DAYS inside the main ring!
See You There! x

Don't Forget...
Come & Visit our Vintage Team Room inside the Queen Elizabeth Hall - ALL WEEKEND!

Confirmed Chefs for 2017! 

Our dedicated food marquee promoting all that's good and special in local food and drink. 
We have award winning chefs demonstrating in our state of the art demo kitchen.

Worstead Festival has been running for over 50 years and regularly receives nearly 20,000 visitors. Each year the Festival hosts the ‘The Food and Drink Marquee’, with master-classes by some of the region’s best chefs.

Already confirmed for Sunday 30th July is Richard Bainbridge chef patron at Benedict's, Norwich and 2 times winner of BBC's Great British Menu 2015, returning after his popular appearance here last year. Also on Sunday we have great pleasure in the return of yet another great award winning chef, Roger Hickman, chef patron at Hickman’s in St Gile's, Norwich who has demonstrated his talented and inventive culinary skills for the past three years.  Returning for a 2nd year on Sunday is 20 year old Alex Clare the young and very creative chef who works under Dan Smith at the ever popular Ingham Swan, who is already marked out to go a very long way in his career! 

Dan Smith himself - who has just been announced as winner of the National Restaurant Chef Award - chef patron of Ingham Swan and chef patron and partner at The Wildebeest and Warwick Street Social in Norwich will join us on Saturday. He also made a very successful appearance on BBC's Great British Menu. We are delighted to welcome back Andy Snowling a talented chef who runs his Little Norfolk Kitchen,
creating, preparing and cooking beautiful ready meals.  They are both joined by Mark Sayers of The Saracen's Head, Erpingham to show us his enthusiastic and creative use of very local, very fresh ingredients.

We will also be welcoming other great chefs and producers over the two days, watch this space.

See our Chef's links -.;  

If you ever wondered where your meat comes from we also have Tavern Tasty Butchers giving a butchery demonstration, something that children find very fascinating. It's also good for them to know exactly what they're eating when they eat meat.

We also have a lovely band of artisan food producers, suppliers and growers who keep coming back with their bread, cheese, fish, wine and gin and beer, organically grown meat, chutneys and jams, cakes and pastries and fresh veg and more.


There is just time to apply now to be a part of Norfolk’s foodie event of the year!

To apply please email Lorraine, Tracey or Loz at



(all times subject to change)

Saturday 29th July 2017

11.30    Charlotte, The Common Gardner
12.00    Andy Snowling   
1.00      Simon Marsh, Forager 
2.00      Daniel Smith
4.00      Grimsby, Pye Baker
4.30      Candi' Churneys

Sunday 30th July 2017

11.30    Charlotte, The Common Gardner
12.00    Grimsby, Pye Baker
1.00      Richard Bainbridge 
2.00      Roger Hickman
3.00      Alex Clare
4.00      Mark Sayers    
4.30      Candi's Chutneys   



Blackbird Cottage                 

BON Bakery                         

Bullards Gin                           

Candie's Chutneys                

Crush Foods                          

Eastgate Larder                    

Nelson and Norfolk Tea         

Mr and Mrs Olive                   

Ollands Farn Foods              

Panther Brewery                   

Pye Baker                             

Recruiting Sergeant

Riverford Organics                



Tavern Tasty Meat