Programme during the Bishop Auckland Food Festival weekend By The Auckland Project

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Family Fun - Prince Bishops Dinner Party

Sat – Sun: 10am to 4pm

Location: No. 43 – Bishop Auckland Market Place.

In No. 43, we will be hosting a “Prince Bishop’s Dinner Party, with dressing up, object handling and pineapple themed crafts. This space will also function as a breakout area for families..

Still Life

Sat – Sun: 10am to 4pm

Location: Auckland Tower

In Auckland Tower, families will have the opportunity to find out about the Still Lives in the Spanish Gallery and can have a go at both sketching a still life display and creating their own still life using our handling objects.


Weardale Train

Weardale Railway Food Festival Trains
Sat – Sun: 9am to 5pm

Location: Stanhope Station and Bishop Auckland West

Weardale Railway will operate services between Bishop Auckland and Stanhope for the first time in three years to coincide with the popular Bishop Auckland Food Festival. Trains will also call at Frosterley, Kingfisher Wolsingham and Witton le Wear. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day.


There will be three stalls at Bishop Auckland Food Festival from The Auckland Project team.

  • The Auckland Project – pop by and meet the team
  • Kynren – get all the latest information
  • El Castillo – Paella Pop-up alongside all of the fabulous street food in the market place there will be a our own Paella stall.
Spanish Gallery

Number 42

We have a Craft market, located on the Market Place pop along to see a further selection of stalls.

Food and Beverage - El Castillo

Sat 11.30am -10pm , Sun  9am-3pm
Location: Market Place and El Castillo

Bishop Auckland Food Festival is back and this year we’ll be at the heart of the action. Look out for our Walled Garden cocktails and tantalise your tastebuds with delicious paella and tapas at El Castillo.

El Castillo
Spanish Gallery

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A unique collection of heritage attractions, galleries and gardens in the historic town of Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

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Wednesday – Sunday, 10.30am – 4pm

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Enjoy a jam-packed weekend -
why not plan ahead?

The food festival brings together traders and producers from across the region to sell their delicious treats. Soak up the atmosphere with live music and attractions and buy lots of goodies to take home too.

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