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

The nearest mainline train station is Penrith the Lake District. Connecting buses take about an hour to transport you to West Cumbria. Alternatively, arrive via Carlisle Railway Station, then take the train to Maryport. If you are travelling by car, leave the M6 at junction 40, take the A66 west and you will be here in 40 minutes. 


If you’re coming to our festivals by car, here’s a handy link to some of the car parks in Cockermouth & Maryport. If you’re parking on the street, please check local signs for restrictions. You’ll need a timing disc for many of them – these are available from many local businesses. 


Make a weekend of it by booking some accommodation. Allerdale has an excellent range of accommodation from hotels, campsites and B&Bs to self catering. And don’t forget to visit the wealth of independent shops in Maryport and Cockermouth. There are some great businesses to explore. 

Book tickets

Most of the attractions at the Taste Cumbria festivals are free to enjoy. A small number of events are ticketed and we’re keeping a close check on coronavirus restrictions to ensure these are planned in line with the very latest guidelines. Keep up to date on Facebook. 

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