Get a taste of the ‘good life’ this September at The Nourish Festival!

We visited the Nourish Festival in 2015. Read our review here!

Now in its 5th year, The Nourish Festival set in the heart of Bovey Tracey, is a weekend of events designed to feed the body, the mind and the senses, filling the town with some of the best producers of food, drink and craft from the south west on Sat 1 September.


Over 60 food and drink stands line the length of Fore Street offering producers and street food flavours from around the world. Our Devon Street Food Awards at Nourish Festival in association with Devon Life returns for another successful year celebrating the very best of Street Food in Devon, featuring an eclectic, exciting and above all delicious mix of street food including Rusty Pig, who won last year’s Best of the Best of Devon Street Food.

Food producers of the widest possible variety provide and great opportunity to buy the highest quality food from the local area. Expect artisan cheeses, preserves, bread, cakes, cordials, vegetables, herbs, beer, wine, charcuterie, liqueurs, cider, relishes, meat, pates, handmade chocolates, oils, pies and even speciality mushrooms.

 Hunters Brewery stall at EFF2015

Our love of gin marches forward unabated and we’re delighted to bring you even more juniper juices from the region at The Nourish Gin Festival. As well as the opportunity to try a variety of gins from the south west you can meet the producers of these artisan gins and gather with us to enjoy your favourite tipple.

New for 2018 The Great Bovey Chilli Challenge, this is sure to be a real crowd pleaser. Can you take the heat of this Extreme Food Challenge?

The Nourish Contemporary Craft Fair is hosted in the Methodist Church Hall, showcasing beautiful handmade craft from across the south west. Meet and buy from these exceptional makers from across the south west presenting an inspirational selection of jewellery, pottery, glass, textiles and wood.

The Nourish Music programme from 31 August to 1 September is an outstanding line-up of classical music entertainment, combining world-class musicians. This year we will present on Friday August 31stFournier Trio one of the leading young chamber ensembles in the UK and described by Classical Source as having “Awesome technical ability and chamber-music antennae”. They will appear with Peter Whyman, a highly regarded international soloist who has performed at most of the world’s greatest concert halls. These include: the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Les Halles, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Köln Philharmonie, Lincoln Centre and the Royal Festival Hall.

On Saturday afternoon, September 1st, Zephyrus, the English Bagpipe Orchestra, offers the glorious harmony and sinuous counterpoint of six sweetly toned bagpipes underpinned by driving percussion.

Our Saturday evening concert features Craig Ogden & Judith Hall, flute & guitar duo. It has been said that between Judith Hall and Craig Ogden there is a natural affinity which makes their performances together quite exceptional. We are delighted that Judith, who lives in Bovey Tracey, is able to perform at Nourish Festival this year,

The Nourish Music set in the intimate surroundings of St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas Church and The Baptist Chapel.

Nourish Festival is a community initiative led by The Contemporary Craft Festival and the Cheese Shed. The Food & Craft Fair, Gin Festival, Street Food Awards, The Great Bovey Chilli Challenge and Bovey Bake Off on Sat, 1st September are free.

Nourish Festival 2015: Review at Eating Exeter

Concerts on August 31 & September 1 ticketed. Full details and ticket information can be found Tickets will also available via our box office at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen.


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