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Manchester Food And Drink Festival

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - October 1 @ 11:00 pm

Manchester Food And Drink Festival

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is the UK’s largest urban food and drink festival.
Established in 1997 – before Instagram, food bloggers and ‘pop up restaurants’ – it is the original
urban food and drink event.
2019 will be MFDF’s 22nd Festival and is set for a brand new chapter as the Festival Hub will
relocate to one of Manchester’s only city centre green spaces, Cathedral Gardens.
MFDF has become a nationally acclaimed event, and the 2019 event will be the biggest, brightest
and most beautiful yet.
Created at a time when the North was considered something of a gastronomic waste land, the
festival was founded as a means of showcasing Northern food and drink to the rest of the nation.
Now Manchester boasts one of the most exciting food scenes in the UK and its food festival is a
fitting tribute to that status.
A mixture of huge outdoor celebrations taking over city centre spaces, and bespoke events
happening in some of the best venues the city has to offer, MFDF is a multifaceted, diverse festival
of extraordinary, urban gastronomic experiences.
Over the years the festival has drawn names as diverse as Jamie Oliver, Thomasina Miers, Hugh
Fearnley Whittingstall and Nadiya Hussain, whilst maintaining its Manchester roots by helping
make local celebrities within the regional industry.
The festival culminates with the legendary Manchester Food and Drink Festival Gala Dinner and
Awards, where the most prestigious food and drink awards in the City are distributed.


September 26 @ 12:00 pm
October 1 @ 11:00 pm


0161 834 1779


Cathedral Gardens
Cathedral Gardens
Manchester,United Kingdom
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