Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st June, Food & Drink Festival

The popular Gainsborough Food and Drink Festival is set to return on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August, showcasing the region’s very best traders, alongside a packed line-up of entertainment.

Over the weekend, more than 30 food and drink stalls will be serving a range of cuisines and beverages from around the world plus sweet treats, bespoke crafts and a licensed bar.

There will be a demo kitchen with live cookery demonstrations from local business owners including The Forge, Cream, Hickman Hotel and Sue’s Kitchen. Celebrity Michelin Star chef Jean Christophe Novelli will headline the demo kitchen on Sunday 1st August.

There will also be a kid’s corner with giant games, a book corner and crafting activities plus local musicians Emily Toward and George Holmes will be performing live across the weekend.

Budding young artists can also take part in an exciting drawing competition ahead of the event to design an apron, which will be worn by Jean Christophe Novelli on the demo kitchen, and to win food festival vouchers to spend at the event.
You can enter by emailing your masterpiece to [email protected] or posting to Marshalls Yard Management Suite, Beaumont Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NA. The deadline is Friday 16th July.

The event, which is being sponsored by Paul Fox Estate Agents, will take place in Market Place and Market Street from 10am-6pm on Saturday 31st July and 10am-5pm on Sunday 1st August.

Gainsborough Food and Drink Festival is organised in partnership with West Lindsey District Council, Gainsborough Town Council and RR Events.

Charlotte Toplass from Marshalls Yard’s Management Team said; “We are delighted to be involved with Gainsborough Food & Drink Festival this year and to be teaming up with RR Events – with their variety of stalls there is guaranteed to be something for everyone!

Events such as this really do boost the whole town and we look forward to welcoming everyone to grab a bite to eat and soak up the atmosphere!”

West Lindsey District Council’s Cllr Matthew Boles said: “We are delighted to once again support the Gainsborough Food & Drink Festival. This is an event which is brilliant for the town and the visitor economy. It is also an event that attract residents, young and old, from across Gainsborough into the town centre.

“I hope the event is a huge success once again and urge all residents to pay a visit and support visiting traders along with our regular traders and existing shops.”

To find out more about the Gainsborough Food and Drink Festival please visit

For further information, contact:-

Alison Shipperbottom
Centre Manager, Marshall’s Yard
Tel: 01427 810706
Email: [email protected]


Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644
Email: [email protected]