Sheffield Food Festival returns to Peace Gardens this May Bank Holiday

The Peace Gardens are welcoming Sheffield’s biggest food festival back on 26 to 29 May.

This year’s event is being staged by Swans Events, which has been working with the local community to deliver the same lively event in the heart of the city.

Noemi Antonelli, managing director and producer at Swans Events, said: “Our aim is to showcase Sheffield’s relationship with food through an exciting programme that continues to play an integral part in putting this city on the culinary map.”

She added: “Ensuring sustainability and the celebration of local businesses and communities is at the core of this event, which we will continuously develop for future years.

“Delivering the festival for the first time will definitely be an exciting experience. Connecting with new traders and food experiences that will join us for their first time in this adventure, but also getting to know existing traders and their keys to success.”

Over the last 10 years, Sheffield Food Festival has attracted thousands of people from all over the city, and this year is set to be no different.

Including artisanal food, music, drinks and street food, the festival is free for all to attend with family and friends.

Festival organisers said that Sheffield’s vibrant food and drink scene is one reason that the event usually attracts around 50,000 people, making it one of the most popular exhibitions in Sheffield.

The festival was put on hold for two years after 2019’s event due to the Covid-19 epidemic and the lockdowns that followed.

Despite this, it made a strong return in 2022, not only for its 10th anniversary, but also for the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

Swans Events have described this year’s edition to be an ‘exciting programme’.

Swans Events identify themselves as “a female powerhouse of production wizards creating dynamic & engaging work”.

Anyone interested in joining this year’s community initiatives should contact or

Article pictures by Ben Harrison.

Written by Darcie Peskir

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