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Events Main Programme

22nd September

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 22nd-25th SEPTEMBER ]

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 22nd-25th SEPTEMBER ]

The much anticipated Artisan Food Market will take place across the duration of the Festival, opening 22nd–25th September & 29th-2nd Ocrtober from midday to 7.00pm. This free to attend market will showcase some of Manchester’s finest food and drink producers, including New Market Dairy, The Flat Baker & Dghnt.

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The Manchester Beer Bar X Joseph Holt

The Manchester Beer Bar X Joseph Holt

Manchester’s best and biggest bar is back, this time with the ‘Unmistakably Northern’ brewery and powerhouse Joseph Holt as the official lager partner, who will be brewing a special 25th Anniversary beer and ale especially for the festival. Since 1849, Joseph Holt has sat at the heart of communities ...

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th September at The Hub, M4 3BG

23rd September

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 22nd-25th SEPTEMBER ]

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 22nd-25th SEPTEMBER ]

The much anticipated Artisan Food Market will take place across the duration of the Festival, opening 22nd–25th September & 29th-2nd Ocrtober from midday to 7.00pm. This free to attend market will showcase some of Manchester’s finest food and drink producers, including New Market Dairy, The Flat Baker & Dghnt.

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The Manchester Beer Bar X Joseph Holt

The Manchester Beer Bar X Joseph Holt

Manchester’s best and biggest bar is back, this time with the ‘Unmistakably Northern’ brewery and powerhouse Joseph Holt as the official lager partner, who will be brewing a special 25th Anniversary beer and ale especially for the festival. Since 1849, Joseph Holt has sat at the heart of communities ...

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th September at The Hub, M4 3BG

24th September

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 22nd-25th SEPTEMBER ]

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 22nd-25th SEPTEMBER ]

The much anticipated Artisan Food Market will take place across the duration of the Festival, opening 22nd–25th September & 29th-2nd Ocrtober from midday to 7.00pm. This free to attend market will showcase some of Manchester’s finest food and drink producers, including New Market Dairy, The Flat Baker & Dghnt.

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The Manchester Beer Bar X Joseph Holt

The Manchester Beer Bar X Joseph Holt

Manchester’s best and biggest bar is back, this time with the ‘Unmistakably Northern’ brewery and powerhouse Joseph Holt as the official lager partner, who will be brewing a special 25th Anniversary beer and ale especially for the festival. Since 1849, Joseph Holt has sat at the heart of communities ...

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th September at The Hub, M4 3BG

OCTOPUS COOKBOOK CONFIDENTIAL

OCTOPUS COOKBOOK CONFIDENTIAL

The Hub will also host the Octopus Cookbook Confidential demo kitchen on Saturday 24th September in collaboration with Octopus Books. Top chefs and industry experts will be coming together to share their tips, ideas and knowledge in cookery demos, conversations and debate discussions.  A full day of foodie demos and ...

Saturday 24th September 12:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

MFDF FESTIVAL FIRE PIT

MFDF FESTIVAL FIRE PIT

The first ever Festival Fire Pit Takeover will be coming to the Hub for both long weekends.  Sponsored by Weber, one of the world’s leading barbecue specialists, the Festival Fire Pit will invite some of the region’s best loved chefs to cook over fire for a first time ...

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

25th September

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 22nd-25th SEPTEMBER ]

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 22nd-25th SEPTEMBER ]

The much anticipated Artisan Food Market will take place across the duration of the Festival, opening 22nd–25th September & 29th-2nd Ocrtober from midday to 7.00pm. This free to attend market will showcase some of Manchester’s finest food and drink producers, including New Market Dairy, The Flat Baker & Dghnt.

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The Manchester Beer Bar X Joseph Holt

The Manchester Beer Bar X Joseph Holt

Manchester’s best and biggest bar is back, this time with the ‘Unmistakably Northern’ brewery and powerhouse Joseph Holt as the official lager partner, who will be brewing a special 25th Anniversary beer and ale especially for the festival. Since 1849, Joseph Holt has sat at the heart of communities ...

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th September at The Hub, M4 3BG

MFDF FESTIVAL FIRE PIT

MFDF FESTIVAL FIRE PIT

The first ever Festival Fire Pit Takeover will be coming to the Hub for both long weekends.  Sponsored by Weber, one of the world’s leading barbecue specialists, the Festival Fire Pit will invite some of the region’s best loved chefs to cook over fire for a first time ...

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

MFDF Cookery School at the MFDF Masterclass Kitchen

MFDF Cookery School at the MFDF Masterclass Kitchen

Come and join a selection of local chefs and expert producers as they share their tips in the Manchester Masterclass Kitchen. Join the likes of Tampopo and Ancoats Coffee as they share some of their secrets and knowledge.

Sunday 25th September 12:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

26th September

MFDF Awards ceremony

MFDF Awards ceremony

After an extraordinary 18 months for the city’s hospitality industry, the MFDF awards aim to highlight as many excellent food and drink businesses and talented hospitality professionals as possible across our region.

The Culminaiton of the festival, our annual awards dinner, taking place at the Ticket Hall, Freight Isalnd ...

Monday 26th September 19:00

29th September

 ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 29th - 2nd OCTOBER ]

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 29th - 2nd OCTOBER ]

The much anticipated Artisan Food Market will take place across the duration of the Festival, opening 22nd–25th & 29th-2nd October September from midday to 7.00pm. This free to attend market will showcase some of Manchester’s finest food and drink producers.

Thursday 29th September - Sunday 2nd October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

30th September

 ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 29th - 2nd OCTOBER ]

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 29th - 2nd OCTOBER ]

The much anticipated Artisan Food Market will take place across the duration of the Festival, opening 22nd–25th & 29th-2nd October September from midday to 7.00pm. This free to attend market will showcase some of Manchester’s finest food and drink producers.

Thursday 29th September - Sunday 2nd October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Coffee Rave with Factory Coffee

Coffee Rave with Factory Coffee

MFDF Coffee Shop of the Year nominee, Factory Coffee, will be serving the ultimate pick-me-up with their viral ‘Coffee Rave’.  Taking place on Friday 30th September, caffeine lovers should head on down to the Festival Hub from 12-3pm to enjoy a FREE coffee from one of Manchester’s ever growing ...

Friday 30th September 12:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

1st October

 ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 29th - 2nd OCTOBER ]

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 29th - 2nd OCTOBER ]

The much anticipated Artisan Food Market will take place across the duration of the Festival, opening 22nd–25th & 29th-2nd October September from midday to 7.00pm. This free to attend market will showcase some of Manchester’s finest food and drink producers.

Thursday 29th September - Sunday 2nd October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The Leftovers Kitchen

The Leftovers Kitchen

This year, MFDF are teaming up with Recycle for Greater Manchester and Open Kitchen MCR to host ‘The Leftover Kitchen’ - a full-day event surrounding demonstrations on how to ditch excess food waste and cook amazing meals with leftovers from the fridge.

Saturday 1st October 12:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

2nd October

 ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 29th - 2nd OCTOBER ]

ARTISAN FOOD MARKET [ 29th - 2nd OCTOBER ]

The much anticipated Artisan Food Market will take place across the duration of the Festival, opening 22nd–25th & 29th-2nd October September from midday to 7.00pm. This free to attend market will showcase some of Manchester’s finest food and drink producers.

Thursday 29th September - Sunday 2nd October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

MFDF Cookery School at the MFDF Masterclass Kitchen 02/10

MFDF Cookery School at the MFDF Masterclass Kitchen 02/10

Come and join a selection of local chefs and expert producers as they share their tips in the Manchester Masterclass Kitchen. Join the likes of Tampopo and Ancoats Coffee as they share some of their secrets and knowledge.

Sunday 2nd October 12:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

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