All Melton food events to go ahead this year

Confirmation has been given that all of Melton’s popular food events will go ahead this year, between June and November.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 5:52 pm
Visitors to the East Midlands Food Festival in Melton enjoy the event in 2017 EMN-210429-174308001
Visitors to the East Midlands Food Festival in Melton enjoy the event in 2017 EMN-210429-174308001

The town’s annual calendar of foodie festivals was wiped out last year because of the ban on public gatherings during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

But with restrictions gradually easing and the prospect of all restrictions being lifted on June 21, organisers are confident that events can be held with thousands of people set to attend.

We reported earlier this week that the Artisan Cheese Fair will be held on the weekend of June 26 and 27, and we

The packed concourse at Melton's food festival in 2016 EMN-210429-174319001

ve now been told this will be followed by PieFest on the weekend of August 7 and 8.

One of the big events will be the East Midlands Food Festival and this is now scheduled for October 2 and 3.

And finally, for all those chocolate lovers, Chocfest will be held on the weekend of November 20 and 21, just in time for visitors to snap up some Christmas gifts.

The British Pie Awards, a trade event for producers which is normally held in March, has been cancelled this year and last year but it will finaly go ahead on September 15, at St Mary’s Church.

Melton ChocFest in 2016 EMN-210429-174330001

Go to www.meltonfestivals.co.uk to see venues, timings and ticket details for each of the events when they are available.

Melton food events timetable 2021:

June 26-27 Artisan Cheese Fair;

August 7-8 PieFest;

Crowds at Melton Cattle Market sample a tempting variety of pies, pastries and bread at the 2017 PieFest PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-210429-174407001

September 15 British Pie Awards;

October 2-3 East Midlands Food Festival;

November 20-21 ChocFest.