Food Connections is a new kind of food festival, one that delivers more than just the opportunity to watch others cook and instead offers up experiences, inspiration and learning that transform the way we think about food. The festival will be returning for its third year from Friday 29th April to Saturday 7th May, embracing Bristol’s independent spirit and supporting the farmers, chefs, food projects and businesses that work tirelessly to put good food on our plates.

It is no secret that we face huge challenges when it comes to producing the food we eat. We believe that a healthy, local food system can only be achieved a hungry and informed public drive demand for good food, produced locally by people with passion, who care for our environment.

Over nine days in early May, thousands of people across the city will break bread together at events of all shapes and sizes. Our programme includes celebratory feasts and banquets, brain-food discussions & debates, cooking demos and community events covering everything from cooking skills, to soil, children’s events to foraging walks. All events are designed to be fun, engaging and educational, helping the public to engage with the social, environmental and economic challenges we face in feeding our growing population.

Food Connection is for everybody, to find out how what you can do, visit the Get involved page.

The short video below gives you an idea of what we’re all about…