Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival

Ff 1_250x 153The Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival 2018 will take place at the Villa Marina Gardens on: 

  • Saturday 15 September – 10am to 9pm 
  • Sunday 16 September – 10am to 5pm



It is the biggest annual showcase of Isle of Man food and drink and boasts a produce marquee, tasting opportunities, caterers, demonstrations, activities for children and the Isle of Man Chef of the Year competition and Student Chef of the Year competitions. In 2017 over 60 exhibitors and 8,500 visitors attended.

Off Island packages are available at Visit Isle of Man.

Hot Dog Eating competition 

This competition is generously sponsored by Dave's Delicious Dogs who make gourmet American style hot dogs from only Manx meat. The winning prize is an American style BBQ for up to 100 people. The competition will take place at the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival on Saturday 15 September 2018 at the Theatre marquee, at the Villa Marina Gardens at 6pm. The closing date for entry is 1 September. For more information please see downloadable document.

Help us choose the new Manx National Dish

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The festival’s popularity reflects the growth in Isle of Man food and drink, being driven by DEFA's Food Matters strategy, and the growing desire among people to support local food and drink producers and businesses.

Isle of Man food and drink producers are toasting their best ever year in Great Taste Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the food industry. The Guild of Fine Food has announced that 56 Isle of Man products have won awards, double the number achieved in 2016. 

The Festival will be celebrating a milestone in 2018 when it will be celebrating it’s 10th anniversary.

Sponsorship is an important part of the Festival and if you are interested in knowing more please see Sponsorship Opportunties in the downloadable documents.