Taste Cumbria
2024 #TasteCumbria

Four festivals, three towns – tuck in to some fabulous Taste Cumbria food festivals in 2024!

Two new Taste Cumbria food festivals in 2024!

Taste Cumbria Festival of Fire

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 November 2024

NEW for 2024, we’re staging a Festival of Fire that will definitely light up your life! There will be a Taste Cumbria market in the heart of Carlisle to coincide with the city’s fabulous Fireshow weekend. Eat, drink and shop, and watch the fireworks in Bitts Park on the Saturday night.

The Taste Cumbria producers’ market will be in the Market Square from 10am to 6pm on the Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on the Sunday.

Taste Cumbria @ Carlisle Christmas Market

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 December 2024

If the Taste Cumbria Christmas festival in Cockermouth always gets you in the Christmas spirit, then how about a little more festive fun the following weekend? We’re bringing the flavours of Taste Cumbria to Carlisle as part of the city’s annual Christmas market.

Expect loads of brilliant local producers where you can shop until you drop, then revive yourself with some excellent food and drink to enjoy on the spot.

Find us in the Market Square from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and 10am to 4pm on the Sunday. Happy Christmas!

The events will have everything you’ve come to expect from Taste Cumbria – loads of producers’ stalls, experts to chat to, food and drink to eat on the spot, children’s entertainment, live music and more.

Nearly everything at the Taste Cumbria festivals is free to enjoy – only a small number of events are ticketed.

Cockermouth’s festival in September is now a firm fixture in every food fan’s calendar, while we’ll be building on the success of the Maryport and Wigton events which began in 2021. Then it’s back to Cockermouth for the Christmas markets in December.

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

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 – this is a place which is well worth a visit.

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'In conversation with Redmayne'

As part of the inaugural Taste of Wigton event, we are offering an afternoon with Redmayne 1860, based in Wigton, Cumbria’s oldest tailors.

Tour of Redmayne's historic premises

A chance to have a look around and a chat with Tom and Claire Mahon.