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The Ultimate Guide to 2023 BBQ Events in the UK

A comprehensive guide to the best BBQ and food festivals taking place in the UK in 2023. From Smoke & Fire Festival to Sizzlefest, discover all the details you need to plan a perfect summer of BBQ fun.

 Mark Waters   Spring 2023

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Summer is here, and with it comes a plethora of exciting events for BBQ enthusiasts across the UK. From festivals celebrating the art of grilling to community cook-ups and competitions, 2023 is set to be an exciting year for foodies and grill masters alike. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to learn new skills, there's something for everyone to enjoy at these sizzling events. Get ready to experience the best of British BBQ culture.

BBQ Events June 2023

Pub In The Park Dulwich

9-11 June

Foodies and music lovers in South London will be thrilled to know that Pub in the Park is also scheduled to take place in Dulwich Park from 9-11 June 2023, featuring a mouth-watering array of dishes from award-winning chefs, and live music performances by well-known artists to enjoy in the beautiful surroundings of the park.

Pub in the Park Website

Black Deer Festival 

16-18 June 

Black Deer Festival, the UK's premier festival of Americana and country music, is set to take place at Eridge Park, Kent from 16-18 June, offering an exceptional lineup of musical talent, delicious food and drink, and a range of activities that celebrate the roots and culture of the genre. 

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Pub In The Park Bath

16-18 June

Pub in the Park is also set to take place in Bath's Royal Victoria Park from 16th - 18th June 2023, bringing together an array of culinary delights, live music performances, and a variety of workshops and masterclasses with top chefs to create an unforgettable experience for attendees.

Pub In The Park Reigate

23-25 June

Food and music enthusiasts won't want to miss out on the chance to secure tickets to Pub in the Park Priory Park, Reigate from 23 - 25 June 2023, where they can indulge in delicious cuisine from award-winning chefs, enjoy live music performances, and take part in a range of fun activities for all ages. 

Pub in the Park Website

BBQ Events July 2023

Pub In The Park Leamington Spa

30 June- 2 July

Pub in the Park is set to take over Leamington Spa's Victoria Park from 30th June - 2nd July 2023, offering visitors the opportunity to sample a range of delectable dishes from some of the UK's top chefs, sip on refreshing drinks, and groove to the beats of some of the best live music acts around.

Pub in the Park Website 

Smoked & Uncut Lime Wood

8 July 

Smoked & Uncut, the popular boutique festival of food and music, is set to return to Lime Wood in Lyndhurst, New Forest on Saturday 8th July 2023, featuring a lineup of world-class chefs and quality music.

Smoked & Uncut Lime Wood

Pub In The Park Tunbridge Wells 

7-9 July

Foodies and music lovers can look forward to a weekend of gastronomic delights and live music performances at Pub in the Park Tunbridge Wells, which is set to take place at Dunorlan Park from 7th - 9th July 2023

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10-12 July

Solex, the largest event in the outdoor living trade calendar, is set to take place at Hall 5 of NEC in Birmingham from 10-12 July 2023, bringing together a range of exhibitors and industry experts to showcase the latest products and trends in outdoor furniture, barbecues, garden accessories, and more.

Discover Solex

Pub In The Park Brighton

14-16 July

Pub in the Park Brighton is set to take over Preston Park from 14th - 16th July 2023, offering food and music lovers in the South of England the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of culinary delights and live music performances by world-class artists in a beautiful park setting.

Visit Pub in the Park

Bbq Up North- Community Cook Up

29 July

This year's BBQ Community Cook Up, returning for its second year in Preston. It promises to be an unforgettable event, with even more delicious food, refreshing beer, and the option to camp overnight under the stars. 

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Wingfest London

28-30 July

Wing enthusiasts can get their fix at Wingfest London, which is set to take place at the London Stadium from 28-30 July, with a variety of wing vendors competing to win the title of "best wings," as well as live music, entertainment, and plenty of ice-cold beer to wash it all down.

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The Game Fair

28-30 July 

Experience the best of the countryside at The Game Fair, taking place from 28-30 July. With everything from country pursuits and outdoor activities to artisan food and drink, this is the perfect event for families and anyone looking to explore and celebrate the great British countryside.

The Game Fair 

BBQ Events August 2023

Smoke & Fire Festival Ascot 

5-6 August

The Smoke & Fire Festival is set to ignite taste buds at Ascot Racecourse on 5-6 August, with a sizzling lineup of top BBQ chefs and pitmasters showcasing their skills, live music, and a range of exciting food and drink vendors.

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Smoked & Uncut The Pig-At Bridge Place

12 August

Food and music lovers can indulge their senses at Smoked & Uncut at The Pig-at Bridge Place on 12 August, featuring a lineup of world-class chefs including Angela Hartnett and music, headlined by Razorlight.

Smoked and Uncut 

Smoke & Fire Festival Maldon Essex 

26-28 August 

Smoke & Fire Festival is back for another year, this time taking over Maldon in Essex from 26-28 August, and featuring the Great British BBQ Competition and Steak Cook-Off competition, as well as a range of live music, entertainment, and food and drink vendors. Whether you're a BBQ enthusiast or simply looking for a fun day out with family and friends, this festival promises to be a sizzling event not to be missed.

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Wingfest Birmingham

25-27 August 

Get ready for a weekend of finger-licking goodness at Wingfest Birmingham, taking place from 25-27 August, where you can sample some of the best wings from around the country.

Discover Wingfest

BBQ Events September 2023 


31 August-3 September

A decade of glowing embers and smokin’ memoires. Meatopia is back and this year they’re adding an extra day to keep the party going.

Tickets on sale now 

Pub In The Park Chiswick

1-3 September 

Pub in the Park is returning to Chiswick House & Gardens from 1-3 September 2023, bringing together some of the UK's top chefs, musicians, and food and drink vendors for a weekend of culinary indulgence, live music, and entertainment in the beautiful setting of Chiswick House & Gardens.

Pub in the Park Website

Great British Food Festival 

2-3 September 

Foodies in South Wales can rejoice as the Great British Food Festival is coming to Margam Park on 2-3 September 2023, offering a fun-packed weekend of food and drink from some of the region's best vendors, live cooking demos, workshops, and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Find out More

Pub In The Park St Albans

8-10 September 

Pub in the Park is heading to St Albans from 8-10 September 2023, bringing together a host of award-winning chefs, musicians, and food and drink vendors for a weekend of delicious food, live music, and entertainment in the picturesque surroundings of Verulamium Park

Visit Pub in the Park

Ludlow Food Festival 

8-10 September 

Ludlow Food Festival is back on 8-10 September 2023, bringing together some of the finest artisanal food and drink producers from across the UK to the picturesque market town of Ludlow, Shropshire. With a packed program of events, demos, tastings, and talks, there's something for everyone at this celebration of all things gastronomic.

Ludlow Food Festival

Wingfest Bristol

8-10 September 

Wing lovers, mark your calendars for Wingfest Bristol on 8-10 September 2023, taking place at the Bristol Amphitheatre. With dozens of vendors from across the UK and beyond showcasing their take on the classic chicken wing, along with live music, entertainment, and plenty of craft beers and cocktails to wash it all down, this is a weekend not to be missed.

Discover Wingfest


16 September

Get ready for a sizzling good time at Sizzlefest on 16 September 2023, the ultimate gathering of the UK BBQ community. Hosted at Socal with plenty of BBQ grills firing up, live music and beer, this is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow BBQ enthusiasts and celebrate all things grilled and smoked.

Get your Tickets 

The 2023 BBQ event season is set to be a fiery extravaganza of delicious food, cold drinks, and great company. From Wingfest to Smoke & Fire Festival, and Pub in the Park, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And if you know of any other fantastic BBQ events happening this year, be sure to let us know by emailing Happy grilling!





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