Visiting Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2021
In 2021 the food festival will stretch across the stunning market place in front of the town hall in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
With a fantastic range of delicious street food traders and artisan food producers, bars with real ales, pop up cafes and attractions for all, the festival will be a great day out!
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.
Make sure you are hungry! We have a range of Street Food and Bars offering delicious food and drink to eat from around the world. We will be announcing lots of fantastic news for our 2021 festival – so sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear.
How to get to Bishop Auckland
Food Festival 2021
Not long to go now! Have you thought about your travel plans; how you’ll get to the festival, where you’ll park and what time you’ll get there?
An accessible park and ride service will be in operation for visitors between Bishop Auckland College (DL14 6JZ) and the town centre, with additional buses operating to help reduce overcrowding.
Buses will run from 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday, the last return bus will run at 5.30pm on Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday.
Return tickets cost £2 for adults, 50 pence for children aged five to 15 years old and are free for those under five.
Town centre car parks will be open but may be busy and drivers should be aware of diversions due to road closures for the event.
Visiting Bishop Auckland
Bishop Auckland in the Vale of County Durham is a lively market town with a fascinating 2,000 year heritage. Standing high above a meander in the River Wear, the town has commanding views of the surrounding countryside.
The town is home to Auckland Castle which was the palace of Durham’s Prince Bishops for more than 900 years.
Bishop Auckland is set for major developments over the next few years, with a new welcome building at Auckland Castle, a new Museum extension, an institute of Spanish art and culture, and the redevelopment of the 17th Century Walled Garden which will feature stunning new glasshouses providing ‘garden rooms’ restaurant and event spaces.
The historic town centre has a thriving arts and cultural scene, and at Bishop Auckland Town Hall you will find a superb library, cinema, theatre and arts complex.
The Food Festival takes place in the Vale of Durham, but venture further afield and experience Durham City, the Durham Dales and Durham Coast.
Visit Durham City and take in the breathtaking Durham Cathedral and Castle – a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and don’t miss Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s new world-class exhibition experience. Delve further into the county’s past at amazing attractions including Beamish Museum and Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon in the Vale of Durham, and Killhope in the Durham Dales. And if you’re a culture vulture then seek out the fantastic fine and decorative art collections inside The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.
If you prefer the outdoors then you’ll find breathtaking views and walking and cycling routes galore amongst Durham’s stunning countryside and coastal areas. Explore the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty – a picture-perfect landscape of moors, hills, valleys and rivers – and home to High Force – one of England’s most impressive waterfalls. Or pack your hiking boots and head to the Durham Coast for dramatic sea views along the coastal footpath.
For more information on accommodation and to plan your break in Durham click the link below.
Book your stay
For information on place to visit, eat and shop, plus accommodation and special offers, visit Thisisdurham, or contact the official Durham Visitor Contact Centre:
Call: 03000 26 26 26
Text: ‘Visit’ and your enquiry to 8001 1