Cosford Food Festival

23 July - 24 July 2022

The Cosford Food Festival is THE summer event for all foodies and street food fans! A weekend packed full of artisan food stalls, street food and drink accompanied by a colourful programme for everyone.

Our catering line-up includes some of the best street food vendors serving up a diverse menu with flavours from around the world. The food can be washed down with a glass of fizz or a summer cocktail from one of our multiple bars. For those who can’t resist something sweet, ice cream and a number of dessert options will be available all day.

Our marquees will be packed full of local food and drink for you to sample and buy! This bustling food market will be packed with popular favourites of the food festival scene, many of our favourite stallholders from previous year and a selection of new exhibitors.

In addition to over 100 local producers of great food and drink, some of the region’s top chefs will be appearing live on the demo stage cooking speciality dishes and sharing their years of experience. Festival goers can also sit back and enjoy bands playing throughout the day on the music stage. A great range of kid’s activities will keep the little ones entertained!

Whisky and Rum Flight Masterclasses

The Cosford Food Festival is offering rum and whisky fans an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a unique rum and whisky tasting experience on board the VC10 aircraft over the festival weekend.

The Masterclasses will be hosted by experts from the Gin Jamboree. During this light-hearted and fun 45-minute session attendees will get to enjoy 4 samples and will learn about styles, history and background of these exquisite spirits.

Tickets must be booked in advance when you book your Cosford Food Festival tickets.

Session times:

  • Rum Flight 11:00, and 14:00 on both days
  • Whisky Flight 12:30, and 15:30 on both days

Sessions cost £15.00 per person (over 18’s only).

MUSIC

As well as feasting on fine food and drink, festival goers can also sit back and enjoy the weekend’s live music entertainment.

Bringing a touch of vintage sounds to the festival will be the fabulous The Bluebird Belles, a professional 1940s and vintage vocal harmony trio from the West Midlands. Specialising in retro sounds from across the eras, the Belles perform popular hits from the 40s, 50s and 60s, right up to well-known tunes from more recent years arranged in a ’new old-fashioned’ way. Always dressed to impress, the Belles are known for their authentic Second World War WAAF uniforms, as well as their huge collection of beautiful vintage dresses.

Cosford Food Festival wouldn’t be the same without The Dirty Rockin Scoundrels and their unique Rock ‘n’ Roll show, returning this 2022! The boys will be bringing their energy to the stage for visitors across the whole weekend, so get ready for an interactive live show that’s guaranteed to get you moving and grooving! Performing the best Rock ‘n’ Roll music from the 50’s and 60’s and wowing audiences with their energy and onstage personality, The Dirty Rockin Scoundrels bring the FUN and are a great addition to what is an already action packed and amazing day!

New in 2022, our acoustic stage in our street food area. Here, the award-winning singer and guitarist Ben Foulds will be performing songs of all eras. Also on our acoustic stage, the 21-year-old musician and entertainer Joe Connor who loves and plays any sort of vintage music on a variety of instruments.

Back for another years is festival favourite and acoustic musician Anthony Doyle on the main stage and the acoustic stage. Anthony will be encouraging visitors to sing along and even have a go with the musical instruments – you won’t be able to resist the temptation to get up and dance!

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Ensuring there is plenty to do for the little foodies, Kid’s Corner is an entire area packed with entertainment for youngsters. Kids can try their hands at circus skills or join one of our giant bubble workshop that will run twice a day. Explore the world of sand art – get stuck in, create, have fun – at take your masterpiece home. Of course, no festival would be complete without some face painting and festival glitter! Kids can also have a go and join our reenactors preparing authentic war time food and find out about food on the ration! What was in your weekly allowance and have a look at some interesting combinations that people had to come up with if they couldn’t get the items they wanted. Talks on rationing and two “ready, steady, cook” shows per day will keep you entertained. Come and see what’s in Storyteller Sal’s story shopping trolley…tales of mighty turnips, runaway gingerbread boys, oceans of porridge and magical apple trees are told for listeners old and young – seasoned and garnished with a tune or two.

Tickets

Advance tickets will be available until 15 July.

Advanced – Adults £5.00
Advanced – Family* £12.00
Advanced – Children (5 – 15) £3.00
On the door – Adults £7.00
On the door – Children (5 – 15) £4.00
On the door – Family* £18.00

*Family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children

By purchasing tickets to our event, you enable the RAF Museum, a registered Charity, to continue to tell the inspiring stories of RAF personnel.

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Stallholder info

If you would like to attend the event as a stallholder, please find everything you need to know in our stallholder info pack: https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/app/uploads/2021/09/Cosford-Food-Festival-Stallholder-Info-FINAL.pdf 

More information

If you have any further questions, please see our FAQs or email whatson-midlands@rafmuseum.org.


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