Six Suffolk food and drink festivals taking place this Autumn

Which of these festivals will you be attending? Picture: TONY PICK

Which of these festivals will you be attending? Picture: TONY PICK - Credit: Archant

There is something for everyone this Autumn with a sausage festival, a shellfish festival, a visit from celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager and more.

Newmarket Food & Drink Festival Picture KIRSTIN STANLEY HUGHES

Newmarket Food & Drink Festival Picture KIRSTIN STANLEY HUGHES - Credit: Archant

Newmarket food and drink festival, September 15 and 16, Palace Street

Head to Newmarket for an exciting festival where celebrity chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager will be headlining. The star will be taking to the G’s fresh cookery live kitchen on the Saturday to show off some of her favourite dishes. Rosemary will also be joined by other top East Anglian chefs so pop down to learn something new. On top of this there will be over 30 stalls offering locally grown produce, yummy street foods, and delicious drinks. This event is free to attend. To find out more about the event visit the website here.

Crowds of people enjoyed the Woodbridge Shuck Festival over the weekend. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Crowds of people enjoyed the Woodbridge Shuck Festival over the weekend. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Shuck festival, September 22 and 23, Whisstocks Quayside Woodbridge

The annual Woodbridge Shuck fest is returning on September 22 and 23. The festival is an annual fish and shellfish festival and will be held in the main arena at Whisstocks Quayside. There will be freshly cooked seafood meals, a variety of stalls, music and children’s entertainment, a variation of seafood outlets, the shuck shack, a Prosecco O’ Clock stall and lots more. Read more about what’s on offer here.

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at Snape Maltings. Picture: ALISTAIR GRANT/BOKEH PHOTOGRAPHIC

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at Snape Maltings. Picture: ALISTAIR GRANT/BOKEH PHOTOGRAPHIC - Credit: bokeh photographic - Alistair Gr

Aldeburgh food and drink festival, September 29 and 30, Snape Maltings

This festival offers over 100 fine food and drink companies, the best of local produce, an impressive line-up of guest chefs, culinary professionals, live music and more. This year marks the 13th festival and you are spoilt for choice with things to do. To name a few there will be an Adnams drink experience, the Aldeburgh bookshop, the popular Wild Suffolk area, a street food courtyard and more. Adult day tickets are £8 each, Adult weekend tickets are £14 each, and to see Prue Leith it is £32 each. To buy tickets and find out what else is in store visit the website here.

The crowds enjoyed the beer at Oktoberfest. L-R Marc Bailey, Ryan Boucher, Kieran Pearce, Harry Walk

The crowds enjoyed the beer at Oktoberfest. L-R Marc Bailey, Ryan Boucher, Kieran Pearce, Harry Walker, Philip Jones, Liam Jenkins. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Oktoberfest, October 6, Town Hall

Oktoberfest is back this year in the Town Hall and will be an evening of Bavarian celebration. Visitors will be able to enjoy authentic Bavarian food and beer accompanied by foot stomping, thigh slapping music with The Oompah Band, who were featured on Channel 4’s So Graham Norton show. VIP tickets cost £29 and include priority seating, table service, German speciality food and a pint of beer. The event begins at 7.30pm and you can buy tickets now here.

Which of these festivals will you be attending? Picture: TONY PICK

Which of these festivals will you be attending? Picture: TONY PICK - Credit: Archant


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The Framlingham sausage festival, October 14, all over Framlingham

If you love sausages this is an event you won’t want to miss. Framlingham will be hosting a sausage festival to celebrate the great sausages which are produced in East Anglia using all local ingredients. People all over the town will be sizzling sausages for visitors to try while you watch great entertainment, try free workshops, browse stalls and lots more. There are a number of different tickets for the festival some which include sampling the products and some that don’t. A day ticket including tasting pass is £6, a day pass excluding tasting is £3.50, a family/group ticket for four people including tasting is £20. Take a look at the options here.

The Song and Cider festival will take place in the grounds of the Museum of East Anglian Life in Sto

The Song and Cider festival will take place in the grounds of the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket Picture: MUSEUM OF EAST ANGLIAN LIFE - Credit: MUSEUM OF EAST ANGLIAN LIFE

Cider and Song Festival, October 19 and 20, Museum of East Anglian Life

A date for the diary for all cider fans and apple lovers. There will be a preview night for the festival on October 19 where cider tasting, music, and a special tutored tasting session with food will take place but you must book in advance. On Saturday festival goers will be able to sample a range of specialist craft ciders and apple juices, learn from apple experts, watch demonstrations of apple and fruit cookery, enjoy apple-smoked meat, watch a children’s puppet show and more. Take a look at the long list of things to expect on the website here.

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