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Events

Main Programme

Introducing the 2016 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2016 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 29th September - Sunday 9th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree Gin Fest and Cocktail Bar

Fever-Tree Gin Fest and Cocktail Bar

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 29th September - Sunday 9th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Bookatable Festival Feast

Bookatable Festival Feast

Go on a culinary adventure in Manchester…

 As MFDF’s exclusive booking partner, you can discover and book the best tables with Bookatable, throughout the festival.

 This celebration of dining out takes place across Manchester’s favourite restaurants: you’ll find festival menus at your favourite high street spots, as ...

Thursday 29th September - Monday 10th October

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

Our massive regional beer fest has always been the most representative at at any food festival - and now it's got even more so, showcasing all the breweries that have sprung up in the past couple of years. The exciting likes of Cloudwater, Runaway and Alphabet alongside comparative veterans such ...

Monday 3rd - Sunday 9th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Big Indie Wine Fest 2016

Big Indie Wine Fest 2016

This is one festival highlight you won't want to miss, as the celebrated Big Indie Wine Fest will be taking over the stunning Gallery 3 at the Whitworth, overlooking Whitworth Park. The event is a celebration of exciting, exclusive and boutique wines brought to you by the best independent ...

Friday 7th - Saturday 8th October at The Whitworth, M15 6ER

Baratxuri Pop-up Pintxo Bar

Baratxuri Pop-up Pintxo Bar

The team behind Ramsbottom's amazing Basque bar, Baratxuri, come into the heart of the city centre to take over the Festival Hub guest restaurant for one night only. Joe Botham (nominated for Chef of this Year in this year’s Food and Drink Awards) and his team are specialist ...

Friday 7th October 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Jackie Kearney's Experimental Vegan Banquet

Jackie Kearney's Experimental Vegan Banquet

Author of Vegan Street Food, Master Chef Runner Up and general street food legend, Jackie Kearney will be gracing MFDF with her meat and dairy free super powers with an experimental vegan banquet.

Join us at the festival hub for a truly special experience as we welcome Masterchef's Jackie ...

Saturday 8th October 19:45 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Great Manchester Bake Off

The Great Manchester Bake Off

Are you a star baker? So good you could be crowned our Bake Off Champion 2016? Or do you fancy hosting a cake stall to raise funds for the local community, or just want to eat cake? Either way, our Great Manchester Bake Off is for you. In partnership with ...

Sunday 9th October 14:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards

MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards

The MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony are the highest profile in the region and are the longest standing, best-regarded awards in the region. They are recognised by the industry and consumers in equal measure. They create a benchmark for excellence in the hospitality industries throughout Greater Manchester and are ...

Monday 10th October 18:00 at The Palace Hotel , M60 7HA

festival event highlights

Big Indie Wine Fest 2016

Big Indie Wine Fest 2016

Friday 7th - Saturday 8th October at The Whitworth, M15 6ER

Bookatable Festival Feast

Bookatable Festival Feast

Thursday 29th September - Monday 10th October

Baratxuri Pop-up Pintxo Bar

Baratxuri Pop-up Pintxo Bar

Friday 7th October 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree Gin Fest and Cocktail Bar

Fever-Tree Gin Fest and Cocktail Bar

Thursday 29th September - Sunday 9th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

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