About

Wells Food Festival

Wells Food Festival is a Community Interest Company, set up in 2013 to celebrate the high-quality work of our local artisan food and drink producers.

The annual festival is now firmly established in Wells, with around 15,000 visitors coming to browse over 150 stalls showcasing and selling their culinary delights.

Stalls are located in the medieval Market Place, the Town Hall, on the Bishop’s Palace Green, along the moat walk and in the recreation ground.

The festival also hosts wine tastings and activities for children, including cookery workshops and a children’s trail.

Visitors are admitted free and we aim to keep stallholders’ fees to a minimum. Our main income comes from local sponsors, whose generous support funds the event.

By attracting such a large audience, we are proud to play our part in boosting stallholders’ businesses, the local economy, the city’s prestige and the tourism on which the area depends.

Plus we hope to give our visitors a fulfilling day, packed with flavour, surprises, fun and learning.

A small team of volunteers organise the event, booking and locating stallholders, marquees, electrics and safety equipment, recruiting stewards and raising sponsorship, as well as arranging insurance and rubbish disposal.

Wells Food Festival is a Community Interest Company limited by guarantee
Registered in England and Wales No. 8604729
Registered office: 37 Chamberlain Street, Wells BA5 2PQ