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A feast for foodies!

Family try chutneys at a food stall
Heritage Open Days

A special Feastival at The Forum will showcase the best of Norfolk’s culinary heritage

The Forum and Norfolk Heritage Open Days are delighted to announce Feastival at The Forum! Running Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September 2021 the two day event celebrates Norfolk's edible heritage. 

Browse a selection of independent and artisan traders offering tasters, promotions and a fine selection of local produce. Throughout the weekend there will also be delicious street food stalls, talks, and other food related events and activities. 

The Feastival is free-to-attend and was created to mark the Heritage Open Days 2021 festival theme of ‘Edible England’ celebrating our nation’s traditional and continuing culinary heritage.  Already confirmed to attend are Dereham based Essence Foods, producers of Monty’s Mustard and King’s Lynn based WhataHoot Gin.    

Feastival at The Forum will showcase the very best of Norfolk’s great culinary heritage. We want to celebrate this heritage and enable visitors to find out all about the fascinating stories from the local producers taking part. From Mustard to chocolate, and gin to jam, there’s something for everyone. The Feastival is a new event as part of Heritage Open Days 2021 and we can’t wait to welcome visitors from Norfolk and further afield.” - Katie Ellis, Norfolk Heritage Open Days Festival Producer

Whilst browsing the stalls visitors will also be able to learn more about animal breeds unique to Norfolk. Members of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust will be in residence with some furry friends.  

The full festival programme will be announced in July. The Heritage Open Days programme brochure sponsored by Norwich Print Services will be available to pick up from various points across the county with details also available online at 

The Norfolk Heritage Open Days programme is coordinated and promoted by The Forum Trust with support from Norwich City Council, Norwich Tourist Information Centre, Broadland District Council, Breckland Council, Thetford Town Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, South Norfolk Council, North Norfolk District Council, Visit North Norfolk and many local organisations and individuals. The festival is also supported using public funding by Arts Council England Cultural Recovery Fund.