Taste Cumbria 2021


Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 August 2021


Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 September 2021

Cockermouth Christmas

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 December 2021

Three festivals, two towns – Taste Cumbria is back!

Foodie heaven is returning to Cumbria. Planning for the Taste Cumbria festivals is well underway – and we cannot wait to welcome you to discover all this culinary loveliness.

As well as the flagship event in Cockermouth and the gorgeous Christmas market, you can enjoy a new tasty treat – Taste of the Sea in Maryport.

The events will have everything you’ve come to expect from Taste Cumbria – big producers’ markets, expert demonstrations, beer tents, hot food courts, children’s entertainment, live music, comedy and more.

Watch this space for more information. We’ll be making more announcements soon.

Do you have a food business? Click here for stall bookings in Maryport and follow this link if you are interested in a space in Cockermouth.

Why not make a weekend of it? If you’re travelling over to West Cumbria, you could explore the rest of the area too. Great beaches, high and low fells, beautiful lakes and the prettiest towns and villages – Allerdale has it all…

Getting here

Lovely Cockermouth is easy to get too. The nearest mainline train station is Penrith the Lake District. Connecting buses take about an hour to get you straight to Main Street in the middle of town. Alternatively, arrive via Carlisle Railway Station, then take the train to Workington, with connecting buses taking about 30 minutes. If you are travelling by car,leave the M6 at junction 36, take the A66 west and you will be here in 40 minutes.


With Taste Cumbria taking over Main Street and Market Place, please use our park and ride service. It comes with regular shuttle buses into the centre of town and takes less than five minutes. There is a small charge for  the service with all proceeds going to Rotary Club of Cockermouth to support local good causes. Follow the signs to Mitchells Auction Co just off the A66 as you are approaching Cockermouth.


Make a weekend of it by booking your accommodation. Cockermouth has an excellent range of accommodation from hotels, B&B’s to self catering. As well as enjoying the festival, Cockermouth’s attractive tree lined Main Street, Station Street and Market Place is full of independent retailers to discover. And you must make time for Wordsworth House and Gardens and Jennings Brewery Tour.

Book tickets

Most of the Taste Cumbria festival is free to enjoy. A small number of events are ticketed. Don’t miss our secret pop up restaurant in a very special location with an exclusive 6 course tasting menu and paired wines. Chefs will love share their culinary secrets during their exclusive demonstrations. Keep up to date on Facebook.

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