Over the weekend of the 26th and 27th September Snape Maltings will be hosting The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival’s Market Weekend. To maintain safe distancing, this is a ticketed event so please book your free tickets online via the website ( www.aldeburghfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk ) in advance. We encourage anyone visiting the shop for the weekend to also book in advance to avoid disappointment as the whole site will be limited by number to ensure a safe experience for all.

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Market Weekend

Sat 26 Sep, 9.30am – 5pm • Sun 27 Sep, 9.30am – 4pm

Free, but please book

In place of the usual Festival, Snape Maltings will host a free Market Weekend.

Over 50 Suffolk producer stalls individually spread across the stunning grounds of Snape Maltings. We will retain as much of the Festival spirit as possible by providing some musical entertainment and a selection of street food and refreshments. The event is all about supporting our producers and giving them an opportunity to showcase their wares. Unfortunately we will not have any live chef demonstrations or masterclasses but the Maltings, along with its shop and cafe will be open.

Book on the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival website from 31 August.

So many events have had to be cancelled due to the pandemic but we are confident that, given the outdoor space available and clear guidance, we can deliver a safe and enjoyable day out.

Some of the precautions we will take include:

  • 2m social distancing across site
  • No large marquees
  • Reduced visitor numbers
  • Free entry, booked online in advance
  • Stands spread allowing for social distancing
  • Visitor flow with separate entry & exit
  • Hand sanitiser stations
  • Contactless payments where possible
  • Public toilets open & cleaned regularly
  • No masterclasses or live demonstrations

Frequently Asked Questions

What time is the festival?
Saturday 9.30am – 5pm
Sunday 9.30am – 4pm

Can I buy tickets on the door?
There may be some availability on the day, but we advise that you book in advance as numbers are limited

Do I need to pay to visit the shops?
You will need a ticket to enter the site, but tickets are free

Where do I park?
We have free parking onsite in walking distance to the main events, including allocated disabled parking

Can I bring my dog?
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome to the festival – but are not allowed in the food marquees or inside the buildings