A celebration of food, music & art

The Forest Showcase Food Festival will be back in the Speech House Hotel grounds on Sunday 6th October 2024.

The Forest Showcase Food Festival is set in a stunning location in the grounds of The Speech House Hotel & surrounded by a woodland backdrop.

This hugely popular event promises to be a wonderful day filled with food, drink and entertainment. Celebrating the rich gastronomic heritage of the area, this annual extravaganza brings together over 100 exhibitors, food enthusiasts, renowned chefs, local producers and eager visitors from far & wide, you’ll be sure to discover a taste of the Forest of Dean and beyond! 

In addition to the incredible food, the Festival will also feature a range of exciting activities and entertainment for the whole family. From live cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs, interactive workshops, talks and tastings, to live music performances and children’s activities, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

So join friends and family in getting a flavour of the festival. ….a wonderful foodie family day out!

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



Excellent. Easy parking, access, facilities. The choice of food, drink is excellent, plus things for the kids to do“. DAVE

It was really well organised with lots of lovely food and drinks plus some excellent crafts stalls. We came away with bread cake, cheese Garlic, Leg of Lamb and various craft items”. ELAINE

Spoilt for choice and didn’t bring enough bags, will not make that mistake next year. Amazing talks and demonstrations with tastings. Thank you to forest deli, speech house and all the vendors and showcase workers for an incredible time“. VALDA