Get ready for our fantastic 2024 festival - A weekend of incredible celebrity chef demonstrations, regional food & drink traders & local entertainers . Make sure you put the date in your diary!

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Who will be appearing on our live cookery theatre stage in 2024

Take a look at our exciting celebrity chefs who will be making star appearances at the festival. This is a stella line up, we are delighted to announce our Saturday guests as Henry Firth & Ian Theasby, the visionary duo of Pioneering Plant Based Food – BOSH TV. TV Chef & Author Marcus Bean whose passion for cooking drove him to win Iron chef UK in 2010. Dan Hunter – Bake Off Finalist 2023 and TV Chef & Author Chris Bavin will be joining us as our weekend cookery theatre host.

Our Sunday line-up has TV presenter, author, food writer and award-winning restaurateur, Matt Tebbutt. Chef, author and entrepreneur, Cyrus Todiwala and food content creator, bestselling author and presenter, Meliz Berg.

Bosh Chef
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Bishop Auckland Food Festival – Trader Applications

Applications for Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2024 are now closed. We have had a huge number of applications for 2024 since October; the team will be back with everyone who has applied soon as possible.  If you have missed applications for 2024, please register your interest for future years email: – – Please ensure you submit company info, what you would like to sell, pictures of your set up and links to your socials. 

Live music and performances from some of the region’s finest

We had an amazing music and live entertainment perform over the weekend last year at the festival. We had Dancing ‘grannies’, human hedges, singing waiters, and chefs on stilts who were among the free family acts that performed at the festival.

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