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September 2016

Berwick Food & Beer Festival

September 3, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Berwick, Barracks & Main Guard Parade + Google Map

We're delighted to be back at this fantastic festival organised by Berwick's very own Slow Food Movement. Now in it's 9th year there's a huge array of the best stalls from both sides of the border, demonstrations, foodie films, live music and the best beer money can buy! What's not to like? Set in the beautiful 18th Century barracks, it's fun and fabulous darling. Sat & Sun: 10am-5pm

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Alnwick Food Festival

September 17, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Alnwick Festival: Taste of the North, Market Place
Alnwick,
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One of our favourites of the year as Alnwick is such a beautiful Market town, it's a stones throw from the brilliant Northumberland beaches and and it's home to this foodie's paradise! This year, as well as brilliant demos from chefs and producers and great stalls, there's a Smoothie Bike! Make a weekend of it folks, you won't regret it. Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 10am-5pm

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Festival of Thrift 2016

September 17, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Festival of Thrift, Kirkleatham
Redcar,
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If you've never been to the Observer's 'Ethical Award' winner then put this in your diary NOW! North will be there with our chocolate but Bev will also be giving a talk with other artisan produce makers, The Butcher, the Baker, the Candy Maker (see Thrift website for details) and if you think that's gonna blow your mind then check out their Thrifty Tips, workshops, demonstrations and entertainment second to none, showing you how to save money, be environmentally savvy and  live a rich…

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October 2016

Morpeth Food & Drink Festival

October 1, 2016
Morpeth Food Festival, Market place
Morpeth,
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This is just a gorgeous day out for foodies and families. There will be demonstrations from David McDonald from Geordie Bangers and John McKale, former pastry chef at the Ritz in London; pie, jam and scone competitions, live music, a beer tent and of course stalls with the most amazing produce you can nab from from the artisan producers in the North East. A must! 9am-4pm  

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Fenwick Chocolate Week Tasting Day!

October 14, 2016
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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To celebrate 2016's Chocolate Week (10th-16th October) North will be having a little tasting session in the fabulous Fenwick Food Hall. Along with our favourites, Ginger & Fennel, Geranium and Liquorice & Blackcurrant we'll also be giving a sneak preview of our new Xmas bars: Three Kings, Clementine & Cardamom and Xmas Stollen! Come celebrate chocolate in all of its glory! 10-4pm

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Jesmond Food Market

October 15, 2016
Jesmond Food Market, Armstrong Bridge
Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne,
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This little beauty goes from strength to strength with freshly baked bread and cakes, ace street food, fresh produce, coffee, oil, and of course chocolate! And as it's Chocolate Week it would be a shame not to indulge... 10am-3pm

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November 2016

Boda Home Xmas Evening

November 9, 2016
BodaHome, Whitley Road
Whitley Bay,
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The absolutely glorious owners of independent Deli and Gift shop Boda Home, Jade and Will, will play host to their pre-Xmas evening event. From craft Gin to local beers, Spanish specialities to North Chocs - if it's not in their shop you won't want it! I'm assured there will be Will's Mulled Spice... 4pm-8pm

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Brocksbushes Christmas Fayre

November 10, 2016 - November 13, 2016
Brocksbushes Farm, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield, NE43 7UB
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This is a biggie to kick start all of your Christmas shopping! Huge marquees filled to the brim with home-made food, drinks, crafts, prints, jewellery and clothing to make picking pressies easy peasy! Parking is free, the tea room will be in full flow and Noddy Holder will no doubt be coming over the airwaves. A Christmas cracker of an event if ever there was one. Thurs-Sun: 10am-4.30pm  

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Fenwick Christmas Telegraph Shopping Event

November 16, 2016
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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The gorgeous Fenwick will be throwing open its doors for this spectacular evening with live music, refreshments and a free prize draw for the chance to win a whopping Fenwick voucher. North will be sampling our Xmas bars (and others!) so come along and so some Xmas shopping in style! 6-9pm (tbc)

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Rival Arts Hexham Christmas Fair

November 26, 2016 - November 27, 2016
Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham
Northumberland,
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A lovely fair, all under cover at the Wentworth Centre, so no getting wet or blown over with the wind! Wonderful stalls and a great atmosphere to get you in the Christmas spirit! Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm

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December 2016

Living North Christmas Fair

December 1, 2016 - December 4, 2016
Living North, Newcastle Racecourse
Gosforth,
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The return of the fantabulous Living North Fair! Newcastle Racecourse is the perfect place to celebrate the festive season with a top class shopping experience featuring the top artisan producers, designers and retailers from across the region and beyond. And a glass of bubbly while you're browsing always goes down well... As the dates have moved from November to December Living North are launching a special shopping afternoon/evening on Thursday 1st December, giving you a chance to browse and purchase before the crowds! Keep your…

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Durham Christmas Festival

December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016
Durham Cathedral Cloisters, Durham Cathedral
Durham,
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Voted No. 1 inThe Independent's list of the Top 5 Christmas Festivals in the UK last year, this festival is stupendous and the truly magical setting of Durham Cathedral and Cloisters probably helps. Over 350 stalls vie for your attention but look out for North Chocolates in the Cloisters with their new bar, Three Kings especially for Xmas 2016! Fri: 9am-4pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 11am-3pm (tbc)

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Hexham Christmas Abbey Fair

December 9, 2016 - December 10, 2016
Hexham Xmas Market, Market Square
Hexham,
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Set in the beautiful Market Square and Abbey of Hexham this is a lovely fair with some late night shopping - perfect for those who can't make the Saturday, wonderful stalls, fab street food and even Santa's grotto... Fri: 2-8pm, Sat: 9am-4pm (tbc)

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February 2017

Brocksbushes Sampling Day

February 25, 2017
Brocksbushes Farm & Tea Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield , NE43 7UB
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Come and say hello to the many producers, including moi, who supply the delightfully eccentric Brocksbushes Farm & Tea Shop where we defy you to not find something you need or want! Sample some of our wares from cheese to puddings to chutneys and, of course, chocolate! 10am-3pm

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March 2017

Border Business, Events & Visitors Fair 2017

March 8, 2017
Springwood Park Hall, Kelso, Springwood Park
Kelso,
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This is a fair open to one and all, whether you're a business looking for new suppliers or a visitor simply wanting to know what the North East and Borders have to offer, pop along and say hello. 10.30am-3pm

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Jesmond Food Market

March 18, 2017
Jesmond Food Market, Armstrong Bridge
Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne,
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We're back at Jesmond for foodies who care about quality and provenance as this little beauty has it in spades. From home-made breads and cakes, chocolate (natch), oils, flowers, chutneys, brownies and the best street food the North East has to offer make it a date! 10am-3pm

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Brocksbushes Sampling Day

March 25, 2017
Brocksbushes Farm & Tea Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield , NE43 7UB
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North will be sampling some of their Easter goodies at this lovely meet the producer day at the fab Brocksbushes Farm & Tea Shop. 10am-3pm

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April 2017

Bishop Auckland Food Festival

April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Bishop Auckland Newgate Cenrtre, Newgate Street
Bishope Auckland,
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This is a humdinger of a food festival with demos from the very delicious Tom and Henry Herbert from The Hobbs House Bakery who will help you make your very own posh kebabs to the grand dame of TV cooking, Rosemary Shrager; the Bish & Hop - inspired by a Bavarian Beer Cellar; and of course the best producers in the North East with their fantastic food and drink. North Chocolates will be in the Newgate Shopping Centre (hopefully alongside the…

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Blackfriar’s Restaurant Ladies Lunch & Easter Chocolate Demo!

April 4, 2017
Blackfriars Restaurant & Banquet Hall, Friars Street
Newcastle upon Tyme, NE1 4XN
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Worried how you're going to keep the kids/grandkids/big kids happy this Easter holidays? Well how about learning how to make a delicious, fun, and colourful Easter 'garden' (it'll keep the kids quiet for a little while...) using little more than a microwave, greaseproof paper and the odd spatula and THEN getting a 3 course lunch and fizz from award-winning Blackfriars into the bargain!? Spaces are limited so please click here to book. 11am

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Alnmouth Food Festival

April 9, 2017
Alnmouth Food Festival, Hindmarsh Hall
Alnmouth,
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If you have never been to this fabulous little seaside village then this weekend is the time to do it with it's first Foody Festival! Have a mooch, grab some goodies and then head down to the beach to blow the cobwebs away. 10am-5pm

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Jesmond Food Market

April 15, 2017
Jesmond Food Market, Armstrong Bridge
Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne,
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It's Easter weekend! Come and blow the cobwebs away, nab an Easter treat and take a walk in the beautiful Jesmond Dene. 10am-3pm

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Living North Live Spring Fair

April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Living North, Newcastle Racecourse
Gosforth,
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Oh my this is one to kick start the beautiful Spring season. A glorious mash of fantastic goods from interiors to garden furniture to cashmere to gin. And let's not forget chocolate! We'll be in the Food Hall (not the marquee! Ask if you're lost!) and will have some new bars for 2017 to tickle your fancy... Fri/Sat/Sun: 10am-4pm

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North Shields Proper Food Festival

April 29, 2017 - May 1, 2017
North Shields, Northumberland Square + Google Map

This will be a gorgeous bank holiday weekend of fab stalls, music, booze and street food for you to let your hair down, forget about work and soak up the 3 day extravaganza! Sat/Sun/Mon: 10am-5pm

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May 2017

Tynemouth Food Festival

May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth + Google Map

The setting for this humdinger of a festival, Tynemouth's very own Priory, is simply breathtaking and the organisers have really pushed the boat out (geddit?) this year. As well as the very best North East and beyond artisan produce, street food and beer tent, there's a magician, Animal Antics, Cramlington Caribbean Crew Steel Band and chef demo's including two from yours truly - 12pm on Sat and 2pm on Sunday. No heckling at the back...Event Tickets are available from the…

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Meet The Artisans – Fenwick Newcastle

May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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The food hall in Fenwick Newcastle is going from strength to strength with a fantastic array of local and luxurious produce to tempt you and North will be there in May to do just that! How about a sneaky taste of our new bars including Yuzu & Roasted Sesame Seeds, a wonderful dark chocolate infused with the slightly bitter Japanese fruit (a mix of lemon and lime) with black sesame seeds to bring out that Asian vibe; our Beetroot & Raspberry - a great…

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South Shields Proper Food Festival

May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017
South Shields Proper Food Fest, Bents Park + Google Map

Oh my this is a doozer! One of my favourites set in the delicious Bents Park overlooking the sea - what could be better? Always a hoot with live music, fabulous stalls, street food and a Prosecco bar! Need I say more... Sat, Sun & Mon: 10am-5pm

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June 2017

Morpeth Fair Day

June 11, 2017
Morpeth Fair Day, Bridge Street
Morpeth,
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The beautiful little market town of Morpeth has held it's Fair day for the last 20 years and this is North's first time! A cracking line up with a day planned from morning till evening with entertainment from Vintage Cars, the annual Parade, a fun fair and the best food and drink money can buy! Sun: 10am-4pm

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Whitley Bay Proper Food Festival

June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Whitley Bay, Spanish City Boulevard + Google Map

A gorgeous festival just in time for Father's Day, with great stalls, music, booze and sausages - what more could dad want?!  Set overlooking the beach make sure you bring your buckets and spades... Sat & Sun: 10am-5pm

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Jesmond Food Market

June 17, 2017

The lovely foody market in the heart of Jesmond Dene with some fantastic stalls where you can stock up on goat, sourdough, plants, nab a bit of lunch as you go and then grab some choccy bars for a Saturday night treat! With Father's day on the Sunday my glamorous assistant, Simon, will be on hand to fulfil your every chocolate desire. And he's also a chimney sweep so if you need your flue doing give him the nod... 10am…

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Corbridge Midsummer’s Evening

June 22, 2017
Corbridge Larder, 18 Hill Street
Corbridge,
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This is the 4th Midsummer's Evening event in the beautiful little market town of Corbridge and boy to they know how to party! There will be street food, live music, food and craft stalls and late night shopping including stupendous homeware and gift store, Re and award-winning Forum Books. North is getting in on the act and will also be doing a little Midsummer sampling in the fantabulous Corbridge Larder! See you there! 5pm-8pm

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Chilli Fest North East

June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Chilli Fest North East, Seaton Sluice, opp Gloucester Lodge Farm
Seaton Sluice,
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Now at a bigger and better new venue there's something for everyone, even those who can't stand the heat!  As well as the best chilli treats and food stalls the UK has to offer, there's a fantastic line up of bands including 80s icons Heaven 17, along with The Baghdaddies and Smoove and Turrell and many others. Camping, stand up comedy, cabaret, disco and a special kids zone all add to a humdinger of a festival! Tickets available from the website…

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September 2017

Berwick Food & Beer Festival

September 2, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Berwick, Barracks & Main Guard Parade + Google Map

Gorgeous event organised by Berwick's very own Slow Food Group, this is the festival's 10th birthday in the beautiful setting of the Barracks with a live music and beer tent next door - simply perfect! And to add to the occasion North will be giving a demo on how to make Parmesan & Walnut bark on the Saturday, 1.30pm! Hope to see you there. Fri: BEER ONLY: times tbc, Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm

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Great North Run Market

September 10, 2017
Great North Run Market, Market Square
South Shields,
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The first of its kind and I'll have my running shoes at the ready in case I feel an urge to join in...Or perhaps I'll just stick to selling chocolate?! With craft and food stalls this is a first for this iconic race so come along, join in the fun and nab a few treats into the bargain! 10-4pm

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Alnwick Food Festival

September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Alnwick Food Festival, Market Place
Alnwick,
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Come and check out the beautiful coastline of Northumberland and stop off to stock up on some of the best produce the region can produce! Lovely event in the heart of what was described as the best town to live in the UK, and we can't disagree! Sat: 10am - 5pm, Sun: 10am - 4pm

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Festival of Thrift

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Festival of Thrift, Kirkleatham
Redcar,
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One of the most innovative and fabulous events the North East has to offer and it's FREE! With activities designed for all the family (check out the 2016 videos here), showing you how to save money, be environmentally savvy and live a rich and creative life with demonstrations, stalls, talks & workshops. Parking is £5 per car but it'll be the best money you'll ever spend! Sat & Sun: 10am-5pm

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October 2017

Morpeth Food & Drink Festival

October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Morpeth Food Festival, Market place
Morpeth,
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The 5th Annual Morpeth Food & Drink Festival has just got bigger and better and will now be held over two days instead of one! Fantastic events with loads going on in this beautiful little market town, including a demo by moi on Sunday 11am!

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November 2017

Living North Christmas Fair

November 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Living North Xmas Fair Exhibition Park, Exhibition Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
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Living North’s Christmas Fair has a fantastic new venue this year in the heart of the city this year, Newcastle's iconic Exhibition Park, and it's going to be a stormer! With easy access (just get the bus!), the largest marquee in the North East will be showcasing over 250 handpicked exhibitors from North Chocs to fantastic artisan food producers and unique gift retailers. North will also be doing a mini demo showing you how to make easy Christmas choccy gifts - 2pm Saturday! Make…

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Boda Home Christmas Event

November 8, 2017
BodaHome, Whitley Road
Whitley Bay,
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The delightful and delicious Boda Home are hosting their very own Xmas event and North will be there with samples and perhaps a pair of antlers... 5-9pm

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Brocksbushes Christmas Fair

November 9, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Brocksbushes Farm Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield, Northumberland,
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A humdinger of a show with fantastic gifts and, when you're flagging, a tea room with scones and cakes second to none! Thurs to Sat: 10am-4.30pm

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Deli Around The Corner – Xmas Evening

November 16, 2017
Deli Around the Corner, 61 Hotspur Street
Tynemouth,
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The tiny but perfectly formed Deli ATC is hosting its annual Xmas evening and North will be there! It may be a little bit of a squeeze but it'll keep us warm! Fabulous hampers, goodies and Xmas bonhomie! 5-9pm

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The Christmas Fair @ Hexham – Wentworth Centre

November 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham
Northumberland,
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Ran by the fabulous Rival Arts this is one of the longest standing Xmas fairs and, best of all, is undercover! So despite the weather you can shop in comfort with some fabulous, unique craft gifts and local food producers. Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm

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December 2017

Durham Christmas Festival

December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Durham Cathedral Cloisters, Durham Cathedral
Durham,
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Set in the cloisters of the beautiful Durham Cathedral this is truly a spectacular setting to do your Christmas shopping, enjoy a mulled wine, listen to the choir and simply enjoy the atmosphere. One of North's favourites but word of warning - wrap up well! Friday: 10am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12noon-3pm.

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Hexham Christmas Market

December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Hexham Xmas Market, Market Square
Hexham,
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This is always a goodie set in the beautiful market town of Hexham with a choir, over 100 stalls and a beautiful festive atmosphere! It's also North's last fair of the season so head on down and hope to see you there! Fri: 2pm-7pm, Sat: 9am-3pm. 

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February 2018

Wakefield’s Festival of Food & Drink & Rhubarb!

February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Wakefield’s Rhubarb Festival, Wakefield Market Place & Various
Wakefield, Yorkshire
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North's first event of the season and what a whopper! This annual celebration of Yorkshire's famous and unique pink vegetable sees fantastic artisan produce (often with a rhubarb twist, natch), cookery demos - including Jean-Christophe Novelli, street entertainment and, last but by no means least, Dame Ruby Rhubarb. You have been warned...Make a weekend of it and come say hello!  

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March 2018

Jesmond Food Market

March 17, 2018
Jesmond Food Market, Armstrong Bridge
Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne,
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Spring may have finally sprung and North will be at this fantabulous foodie haven with a host of other producers. There may even be a few Easter treats... 10am-3pm

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Rival Arts Spring Fair – Rheghed Centre

March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Rival Arts Spring Fair – Rheged Centre, Redhills
Penrith,
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North's first foray to this stunning grass-roofed Lakeland heritage centre and gallery, set in a former quarry. We will be there along with other artisan food producers, artists and craft and jewellery makers and, with Easter the following weekend, it's your perfect chance to stock up! Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm

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April 2018

Easter Decorate Your Lolly Drop In @ The Sill, Northumberland

April 1, 2018
The Sill, Once Brewed
Northumberland,
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If you haven't been to The Sill and its delicious environs then you're missing one of the finest new venues the North East has to offer. A youth hostel, exhibitions, fab cafe and, for Easter Sunday only, North Chocolates!  Come and decorate your very own chocolate lollies with only a smidge of mess and mayhem to get you into the Easter swing of things. Any budding Paul A Young's out there we need to see you... 11am-2pm

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Bishop Auckland Food Festival

April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Bishop Auckland Market Square, Market Square/Town Hall
Bishop Auckland,
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This is simply one of the busiest and cracking events the North East has to offer with celeb chefs, demos, entertainment and the best locally produced grub up for grabs! This year sees Phil Vickery, Candice from Celeb Bake Off and Coronation Street actor turned cheese Maker Sean Wilson (aka Martin Platt) doing their thang and of course, North Chocolates! Sat: 10am - 5pm, Sun: 10am - 4pm

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May 2018

Living North Live Spring Fair 2018

May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Living North, Newcastle Racecourse
Gosforth,
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Gorgeous three day event with food, interiors, gifts, demos and the odd glass of Prosecco... Wonderfully organised, loads of free parking and a great start to the warmer months. Fri: 10-4pm, Sat: 10-5pm, Sun: 10-4pm (tbc).

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Tynemouth Food & Drink Festival 2018

May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth + Google Map

One of the most scenic settings for a food and drink festival you'll ever come across! Set on the coast in the town's Priory grounds this is a weekend of fabulous food and street stalls, entertainment and a chance to look out to sea and dream a little - whilst having a pint and quaffing your Souvlaki. Sat: 10-6pm, Sun: 10-5pm

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