The 2019 Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival will take place at the Villa Marina Gardens on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September

Over 10,000 people attended the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture’s 2018 Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival – a new record – beating last year’s attendance of 8,500. The event is increasingly attracting visitors to the Island.

There was a high standard among the 60 exhibitors, making the job of choosing the best stand difficult for the Minister and BBC One’s Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, the guest of honour at the festival. They awarded the accolade to Close Leece Farm.

Each year the Festival welcomes local chefs to compete in competitions and this year Darren Woods from 14 North won the title of Isle of Man Chef of the Year and Louise Thomas won the Isle of Man Student Chef of the Year Competition.