Our History

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The Norfolk Food & Drink Festival was founded in 2004, as a non-profit organisation dedicated to celebrating the burgeoning food and drink industry in Norfolk.

What began as a weekend festival with two or three flagship events has since burgeoned into a 6 week food and drink extravaganza, incorporating over 600 events across the county! So after a record 2014, including reaching the finals of the EDP Visit Norfolk Tourism Awards in two categories and winning the award for Best Event of the Year, we decided it was time to evolve!

So as we enter 2015, we are re-branding to Norfolk Food & Drink Limited. We will become a membership organisation and we will operate year-round, instead of being restricted to what has become the 6 week festival – although September will remain our festival flagship month.

However, despite all the changes, including a new look, our objectives remain the same:-

  • To encourage in the public a better understanding of the importance of Norfolk food to our economy, environment, health and well-being, countryside and agriculture.
  • To promote the event as a destination festival and encourage visitors to come to Norfolk at a time when the tourism season is slowing down.
  • To promote opportunities for the food and hospitality industries to engage with the public.

So please do get involved! It is only the passion and interest of those in the industry and the general public who have supported which has made this growth possible!

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Norfolk Food & Drink logo
Norfolk Food & Drink logo
  • 2008 Norfolk Food & Drink Festival
  • 2009 gallery
  • Norfolk Food & Drink Festival 2010
  • 2011 Norfolk Food & Drink Festival Launch
  • Aylsham Food Festival 2011
  • Brecks Food & Drink Festival 2011
  • EDP Food & Drink Awards 2011
  • Moveable Feast 2011
  • Norfolk Food & Drink Festival Visits Parliament 2011
  • North Norfolk Food & Drink Festival 2011
  • Norwich Food Festival Weekend 2011
  • Sandringham Fun Day 2011