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Okehampton Festival of Food & Music 2017

June 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Okehampton Festival of Food & Music 2017

The annual event that grows every year!

Previous years have seen a wide range of amazing local food & drink producers and street food vendors displaying their products and giving us the great opportunity to taste and experience these all in one lovely town – Okehampton.
The festival fills the air with ear-catching music and nose-friendly culinary smells in three key areas:

  • Red Lion Yard – A pedestrian shopping precinct in the heart of Okehampton.
  • Fore Street (Near St James’ Church) – Okehampton’s high street.
  • St James’ Street (As far as the DIY shop) – Situated behind St James’ Church.

Come and experience authentic Spanish cuisine from the Basque region, local gourmet burgers barbecued to order, locally brewed reputable ales, handmade chocolates using goat’s milk, Devon cream teas served by Okehampton’s Victorian Tea Room and so much more!

We have had the absolute privilege of welcoming many, very talented artists from a vast array of different music styles too.

This year’s “Festival Finale” will be bringing the event to a close with an 80’s Karaoke Night and fully stocked bar, in Okehampton’s Charter Hall from 6pm.

New for 2017!

Cooking demonstrations with Damian Wawrzyniak

Damian is an award winning chef who cut his culinary teeth in the kitchens of the double Michelin Star, Noma restaurant in Copenhagen – voted Best Restaurant in the World 3 years running. More recently, Damian was in charge of the Champagne & Seafood restaurant at the London 2012 Olympics.

His influences come from far and wide, having trained throughout Europe, including spells in Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark and, of course, the UK.

Damian has worked with some of the biggest culinary names in the business, including Mary Berry and Jamie Oliver. Don’t miss this opportunity to get some useful hints and tips from a truly world class chef!

Damian will be demonstrating his skills in Okehampton’s Charter Hall.

Festival Photographer

Festival-PhotographerThe 2017 Food & Music Festival has an official photographer to capture the magic and atmosphere of the day.

Mikhal Brandstatter has been a Freelance Photographer since October 2014. She specialises in ‘Images of Gorgeousness’ – primarily as prints, canvases and cards – she has recently started being commissioned for events and photoshoots.

Her work can presently be seen and purchased at The Pavilion, Okehampton and The Tea Room, Belstone. To see more of her images and for any further information, please visit her website: www.mikhalbrandstatter.com


See Below for the Full Schedule:


Below is the confirmed list of participants at this years Okehampton Festival on Saturday 24th June 2017 – DON’T MISS IT!

Mamma Bakes CakesMammaBakesCakes

I love baking. It makes me happy and want to smile and I hope that my contribution to the Okehampton Festival of Food and Music will make other people happy and smile too. I make a variety of filled cupcakes; lemon filled with homemade lemon curd, chocolate sponge with hazelnut filling, plain vanilla filled with raspberry and topped with a buttery icing to name a few. I also offer a selection of homemade ‘tray bakes’ and ‘no bakes’ including Malteser Tiffin, Rocky Road and a variety of Flapjacks.

Courtenay PlayersCourtenay-Players

The Courtenay Players have been in regular performance in Okehampton for many years, with their roots going back to the early 1920s. They perform all types of live entertainment from drama to pantomime and they are open to new members from age 8 to 108.


Okehampton Fairtrade Group

The Okehampton Fairtrade Group works to promote trade justice for Third World and Local Farmers. The town has achieved Fairtrade Town Status, and the group’s activities help to maintain this prestigious award. Please come and show you support at this years festival.


Devon Orchard – Little Bowhay

Devon Orchard – Little Bowhay are really looking forward to attending the festival this year! We will be offering an artisanal range of award winning produce, hand made in small batches by Martin, Jane and Sarah from our own local and ethically sourced ingredients. ~ Apple juices, Chutneys, Cordials, Curds, Jams Marmalades, Pickles Vinegars Honey and Eggs.

Chocolats de Caprine

Chocolats de Caprine are attending the festival for the second year running and providing a range of delicious hand made chocolates produced with the cream and butter from our own herd of dairy goats. Because our products are produced from dairy goats, rather than cows, it makes them suitable for people with an intolerance to cows milk. They are also Gluten and nut free.

Tors Vodka

Tors Vodka is crafted in micro batches in the foothills of the Dartmoor National Park.
Just like the granite hill tops that it’s named after, their Vodka stands alone in its field. They are attending the festival for the first time and will be selling 700 ml bottles of their distinctive vodka, as well as a selection of very special cocktails.


Delectisimo will be offering an exciting range of vegitarian street foods at this year’s Festival of Food & Music. Providing delicious meals and snacks which are easy to eat on the go. They are dedicated to providing high quality foods, with a strong emphasis on dishes for those on gluten-free, dairy-free and other special diets.

Just Living

Just Living

Just Living will be at the Okehampton Food and Music Festival again this year. Our stall will be outside St James chapel as usual, and we will be supporting farmers by selling Palestinian and Fair Trade produce – olive oils, dates, freekeh, giant couscous, za’atar, dried fruit, nuts, honey and chocolate! Looking forward to meeting you….!

Quance Wines

Quance Wines
Quance Wines is a small, family run boutique vineyard and winery set in the heart of the idyllic North Devon countryside. All our wines are produced entirely from our own grapes, allowing the wines to show the true ‘terroir’ of our vineyard. We produce still red, white and rosé wines and will be offering free tastings as well as sales by the glass and by the bottle.

One Point Five

One Point Five

One Point Five are a duo playing mainly Jazz, Blues and Latin music.
They have performed throughout the South West and as far afield as Southern Spain.
With Cheryl’s warm bluesy voice and Jeff’s unique style of guitar playing, they are the duo with a difference.

World Food Cafe

World Food 
World Food will be at the festival again this year. What they will be offering is a surprise for the day though – Will it be exotic Persian wraps? Seductive Spanish seafood paella? Maybe even some mysterious Moroccan cuisine? You’ll have to come and see (and taste) for yourself!



Dan the Fish Man

Dan The Fishman
Turn up at Dan The Fish Man’s colourful barrow at Okehampton Food and Music Festival, and you’ll go away with more than just a fillet of cod in your shopping basket. Make sure you’re not in a hurry – Dan’s bound to buttonhole you about the wonders of fish and the delicious dishes you can cook up with them. If you’re lucky, he may even divulge one of his famous recipes!

Curworthy Cheese attending Okehampton Festival of Food & Music 2016

Curworthy Cheese
Pleased to be able to attend the Okehampton Festival this year with a full selection of their cheeses, Curworthy Cheese has been made at Stockbeare Farm, Jacobstowe near Okehampton for over 25 years – a perfect area for grass growing with its unique climate of rain and humidity. Milk is sourced from local dairy farmers in the area, delivered overnight and pasteurised the next morning to make this award winning cheese. “We look forward to meeting new and previous customers at the festival”.

Brimblecombe’s Devon Cider

Brimblecombe’s Devon Farmhouse Cider is produced in a traditional cider barn using methods which are over 450 years old. Run by Ron and Beverley Barter, Brimblecombe’s Devon Farmhouse Cider produces over 7,000 litres of organic cider a year.


June 24, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Okehampton & District Chamber of Trade


Okehampton Town Centre
Okehampton Devon EX20 1AN United Kingdom + Google Map