Taste Cumbria


Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 September 2021

Saturday 23 October 2021

Cockermouth Christmas

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 December 2021

Taste Cumbria is coming back to Cockermouth!

The county’s favourite food festival will be back in its home town on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September 2021.

A great range of attractions are on the menu, giving visitors the chance to eat, drink, shop and explore.

Road closure update:

Main Street closes 2pm Friday

The A66 roadworks are not taking place this weekend, so that road will remain open.

Take a look at what’s happening where:

Friday 24 September

7pm Comedy @ Cockermouth Cricket Club – starring Dave Twentyman, Peter Brush, Noel James & Aaron Wood (Sold out)

7pm – Tithe Tap, Station Street – Cocktail Masterclass (Sold out)

5pm – 9pm – Memorial Gardens Car Park – Festival Bar open

6.30pm – 9pm – Memorial Gardens Car Park – live music in the Festival Marquee

Saturday 25 September

10am – 5pm – Main Street – Producers’ Market

10am – late – Market Place – Street Party

10am – 8.00pm – Memorial Gardens Car Park – live music in the Festival Bar Marquee

10am – 6.30pm – Memorial Gardens Car Park – Hot Food Court

10am – 5pm – Memorial Gardens – fairground rides

10am – 5pm – The Vicky, High Sand Lane – children’s activities with Rainbow Jelly Productions

7pm – Tithe Tap, Station Street – Taste of the Lakes Distillery Spirit Tasting Evening (Sold out)

Sunday 26 September

10am – 4pm – Main Street – Producers’ Market

10am – 4pm – Memorial Gardens – Festival Bar and Hot Food Court with live music

10am – 4pm – Memorial Gardens – fairground rides

10am – 4pm – The Vicky, High Sand Lane – children’s activities with Rainbow Jelly Productions

As always, loads of local businesses will be getting involved, including SLO Food Suppers – a Cockermouth business which focuses on seasonal, local and organic food. They’re offering a special Taste Cumbria weekend menu.

Comedy and cocktails in two new Taste Cumbria venues

Taste Comedy @ Cockermouth Cricket Club 

Friday 24 September – 7pm

Tickets – £18

Four great comics will take to the stage for the ever-popular Taste Comedy night.

We’re in the great surroundings of Cockermouth Cricket Club for the first time this year. The compère is Dave Twentyman – upbeat, cheery, down to earth, friendly, warm and quick on his feet are just some of the descriptions of this UK comedy circuit regular who has also performed at the likes of V Festival and Download.

He’s joined by Peter Brush, who’s been tagged ‘Yorkshire’s answer to Woody Allen’, Noel James, who has performed around the world and says his mission is to ‘literally cheer everyone up’, and Aaron Wood who loves to focus on ‘modern life and the everyday stupidity of people’.

Cocktail Masterclass @ Tithe Tap (Sold out)

Friday 24 September – 7pm

Tickets – £30 including all drinks, tuition and a charcuterie & cheese board

Discover the skills of cocktail making in Cockermouth’s newest venue. You’ll learn about the origins of mixology, the hero spirits and the balance of flavours, creating Daiquiris, Espresso Martinis and your own unique blend.

Taste of the Lakes Distillery Spirit Tasting Evening @Tithe Tap (Sold out)

Saturday 25 September – 7pm

Tickets – £30 including all drinks, tuition and a charcuterie & cheese board

The team from The Lakes Distillery at Bassenthwaite will be sharing their expertise – and their spirits – at this masterclass. From the classic vodka and gin, to flavoured spirits, discover how to serve them perfectly.

Taste Cumbria Traders

The Coffee Kitchen Bakery
Ginger Bakers
Shaw Meats
Jeni’s Cupcakes and Brownies
The English Chocolate Fountain Company
Wiga Wagaa
Lakeland Mues
Kick-Ass Cheese
Blueberry Hill Preserves
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Lakeland Artisan
Harbourside Products & Taste of the Lakes

Mr Wilson’s Tea Rooms
The Brownie Bar
Vie’s Jamaican Rum Cakes
Trout Hotel
The Gift of Oil
Spirit of The Lakes
Pie Demand
Hallsford Catering
Go Your Own Way Apparel
Piggery Designs
West House
The Yolker
The Hedgehog Bakery

Wilde Bakery
Fellside Candles
The Churros Bar
Indian Delights
Blood Bikes Cumbria
Osprey Cheerleaders
Passion du Fromage
Fyne Fish
St Mungo’s Church
Newsquest Cumbria
Cartmel Cheeses

Haverigg Prison Smokery
Grasmere Gingerbread
Wild & Fruitful Preserves
Red Welly Food Co
Taste Cumbria Info Point
SA Sauces
Cumbrian Coastal Kitchen
Taste of the Lakes
Kin Vodka
Mr Vikkis

Event tickets

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth - Comedy Night

Cocktail Masterclass at Tithe Tap

Taste of Lakes Distillery, Spirit Tasting evening

Trader pitches are still available for the Producers’ Market and Hot Food Court. For more information, email ellie.jones@allerdale.gov.uk.

Follow Taste Cumbria on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

Taste Cumbria is organised by Allerdale Borough Council and supported by Cockermouth Town Council and The Coffee Kitchen Bakery of Market Place, Cockermouth.

More Taste Cumbria dates for your diary

Taste Cumbria Wigton – 23 October 2021

Taste Cumbria Christmas in Cockermouth – 11 & 12 December 2021

Getting here

The nearest mainline train station is Penrith the Lake District. Connecting buses take about an hour to transport you to Cockermouth. Alternatively, arrive via Carlisle Railway Station, then take the train to Maryport, then the number 68 bus or a taxi. If you are travelling by car, leave the M6 at junction 40, take the A66 west and you should 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. 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. There is additional parking at Cockermouth Cricket Club, Gote Rd, and next to Lloyd BMW, Low Rd.


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 businesses in Cockermouth.

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 or Twitter

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