Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival

The Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival will take place at the Villa Marina Gardens on Saturday 15 September 10am to 9pm and Sunday 16 September - 10am to 5pm 2018.

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 – (Winner Chef Marcus Purcell of Noitre Café in Laxey – please see winning recipe UNAMI using Ballakelly Farm Pork Belly and Black Pudding in downloadable documents) and Student Chef of the Year competitions (Winner Marcus Boyd from the hospitality and catering students at University College Isle of Man). In 2017 over 60 exhibitors and 8,500 visitors attended.

Off Island packages are available at Visit Isle of Man.

Invitation to exhibit at the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival

DEFA is inviting food and drink producers to apply for stands at the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival on the 15 and 16 September 2018 at the Villa Marina Gardens.  To book please fill out our online application form or print a hard copy and send to the address below.

Food and drink exhibited should be grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked or smoked in the Isle of Man or, where processed, contain ingredients from the Island.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2018.

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.

For more information about the festival, visit www.gov.im/food, follow the festival on Facebook via Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival, on Twitter and on Instagram.

Food Festival Video 2017