A celebration of food, music & art

The Forest Showcase Food Festival will be back in the Speech House Hotel grounds on Sunday 8th October 2023.


We showcase creative producers from The Forest of Dean and surrounding areas alongside invited traders who have something that ‘little bit different’ to bring to the Festival.

We are lucky to have a whole array of producers who join us from cheese mongers, bakers, brewers and baristas! You can also find chocolatiers, butchers, winemakers and those that create delicious ice cream.

Over 100 top local and artisan producers, stunning hot food, real ale, gin and wine, interesting talks, parent & child cookery lessons and lots of children’s activities, top chef demos, excellent live music, arts & crafts, all together it makes a lovely foodie family day out

Please bring cash to the event as mobile/internet signals are sporadic onsite & card payments are not always possible.

Plus if you pay by cash…

you save local independent businesses money on transaction fees

you give the businesses more control over their profits

you support the local economy and community

you keep your purchases and location anonymous

keep cash alive!

If you would like to be involved as a trader, a sponsor, an entertainer or a volunteer please get in touch.