The Big Eat Festival

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About Us

About Us

The Big Eat Festival

Calling all foodies, families, and fun-seekers! The Big Eat, Hampshire’s premier street food festival, is back for its third year and bigger than ever. Mark your calendars for May 25th-27th and join us at the beautiful Royal Victoria Country Park for a weekend of culinary delights, vibrant entertainment, and good old-fashioned community spirit.

Hampshire Street Food Awards

Back in 2019, our founder Jez Gaskin had an idea to celebrate street food traders in Hampshire. Having successfully ran a vintage crepe van, Jez wanted to acknowledge the best street food in Hampshire, and so the Hampshire Street Food Awards was created. 

To provide a platform for street food traders, The Big Eat Festival was created. A free to the public event for the best traders to come together and display their best culinary delights. The ethos has never changed – we want to continue to reward and promote the amazing street food we have in Hampshire.

Giving back to the community

The Big Eat Festival has and will continue to be non-profit event. Each year it has continued to grow, with over 20,000 people attending the 3-day event in 2023. All profits from the event are donated to local charities and food banks, with the focus always on bringing the community together around a love for food, not for financial gain.

Through our amazing sponsors, and local traders we are able to continue to offer the event as free entry, with bigger and better things to come in 2024. We look forward to welcoming you once again!

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