Taste Cumbria Cockermouth

Taste Cumbria’s flagship festival in Cockermouth!

The county’s favourite food festival will be back in its home town on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2022.

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

There will be all the things you’ve come to expect from Taste Cumbria’s flagship event which has been a firm favourite in the county’s event calendar since 2010. It was created to keep Cockermouth on the map following massive floods which devastated the town centre.

Here’s a taste of the fabulous festival line-up – all of this is FREE to attend and ticketed events will be announced closer to the time:

  • Producers’ Market on Main Street
  • Street party on Market Place
  • Drinks tent and outdoor picnic area with live music all weekend
  • Hot food court
  • The demo stage with some great local chefs
  • Fairground rides 
  • Children’s activities with Rainbow Wishes Foundation

Trader pitches are still available for the Producers’ Market and hot food court. For more information, email ellie.jones@allerdale.gov.uk. Priority will be given to Allerdale and other Cumbrian producers but we welcome enquiries from other areas. To submit your application for this event, please click on the booking form here.

Getting here

The nearest mainline train station is Penrith. 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. For bus timetables throughout Cumbria click here.


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. 


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

Other 2022 dates for your diary

Taste Cumbria Wigton Saturday 23 April 2022

Taste Cumbria Maryport 13 & 14 August

Taste Cumbria Christmas in Cockermouth – 10 & 11 December 2022

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