Our 10 day countdown!

With just 10 day to go before this year’s Festival here are our top 10 reasons to join us in the Speech House Hotel grounds on Sunday 5th October!

1. Discover, Taste and Shop 

With over 70 local food and drink producers selling their wares, the Festival will showcase the best of the region’s food and drink to take home or to enjoy for lunch! Discover the producers >

 2. whatso3Learn from the Experts 

A packed programme of cookery demonstrations from both local and regionally renowned chefs including Martin Adams from The Tudor farmhouse Hotel, Yvette Farrell form Harts Barn Cookery School & Lawrence Jeffries from Gloucestershire College. See the Chefs>

tasting3. Get Hands On

Workshops from Humble by Nature & Harts Barn Cookery School, everything from grinding flour to making pasta, all free to try out on the day


harvest crown4. Bring the family

Plenty of children’s activities to take part in ..make your own vegetable creature or try some circus skills…..


  wp9dc5ea88_0a_1a 5. Feast with us

Special festival fringe events and menus have been put on by some of our top restaurants and venues around the Forest of Dean festival fringe >


v2thzqgsuf_rosette-badges_large6. Become a Showcase Champion 

Enter our competition & come along to take part in our very first squirrel burger challenge! information on how to enter can be found here >

smoothy bike7. Visit our Healthy Options Tent 

This area is a new part of the festival & is aimed at showcasing some healthier options, including activities that can be taken up as part of a healthier & more active lifestyle

adminupload_5307abdbdc542Puzzlewood%20Main%20Pic8. Enjoy our beautiful setting 

The Festival takes place in the wonderful setting of The Speech House Hotel grounds in the centre of the Forest of Dean. Take a walk in the woods or enjoy lunch by Cannop ponds. See where we are >

musicgallery9. Dance to our music

The Paris Jazz Café Swing Band, play passionate acoustic jazz in the Style of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt plus a Rock Choir and Chepstow Community Big Band. Watch out for spontaneous outbreaks of dancing!

ByUoQZ4CUAA5GK810. Find brand new products & producers 

Explore our Food Hall & find some new producers that are exhibiting for the very first time, we also have some brand new products that will be launched at the event!