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Deal Castle

31 Aug - 03 Sep

Deal Food & Drink Festival 2023 with Deal-Live Comedy Evenings

Deal Food & Drink Festival returns to Deal Castle for a 6th time for 2023. A fun filled event packed with entertainment for the whole family in the beautiful grounds of the ancient castle overlooking the Kent coast. Enjoy delicious freshly prepared street foods, handmade groceries, arts & crafts, bars, live music and children’s entertainment as part of a great day out in Deal. Now extended to 4 days!

Paddle in Deal’s sea of food, drink, music and family focused fun! A free to enter event with ticketed comedy evenings, Friday and Saturday 7.00 until 9.00


A delightful dalliance in Deal at a venue flanked by an historical castle to one side and the English channel to the other, the popularity of the Deal Food & Drink Festival grows year on year. A feast of features include a live music stage, beach bar, street food court, fairground rides, children's comedy shows and an exciting range of stalls from great grocery foods to quirky crafts. Come and join us at this most scenic of cinque ports location for this long running, fun packed family festival.

Opening Times:

Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 6.30pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm


Deal-Live Comedy Logo

Get Your Deal-Live Tickets Online - Limited Numbers Available

The Deal-Live Comedy Evenings accompany our Free to Enter Deal Food and Drink Festival.


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Enjoy our Town-Live! events running alongside Deal Food & Drink Festival – get your tickets for our stand up comedy evenings on Friday and Saturday evenings here now!


Hilarious performances at Deal-Live from a superb list of stand-up comedians. Info & Biogs below.

Friday 1st September Line up

MC: Mat Wills Info / Biog →
Headline: Lovdev Barpaga Info / Biog →
Tiziano La Bella Info / Biog →
Michael Hackett Info / Biog →


Saturday 2nd September Line up

MC: Mat Wills Info / Biog →
Headline: Jack Skipper Info / Biog →
Russell Arathoon Info / Biog →
Prakash Jirjadhun Info / Biog →

Please note: Artists are confirmed and contracted to appear on the event date, however, all line-ups are subject to change. If an act cancels their performance, or cannot make their agreed time slot, the even organiser will make every effort to find a suitable replacement to perform in their place. The replacement act will be chosen at the sole discretion of the event organiser and, if possible, communicated via social media.



Traders/Acts - Book your place

For trader/act registration and event information please visit:
Market Square Group


Visitor Info

This free to enter event is located just a short stroll from the town centre along the promenade. Come to the festival and stay for the day enjoying the unique attractions of a town with history, charm and a community that welcomes independent events.

Advertised times may be subject to change at short notice.
Town-Live events are generally 7:00-9:00pm & 7:30-9:30 during the summer.
Ticket cancellations are non refundable.
Images are representative of previous Zoom Events.


A PDF A5 Flyer and A format Poster will be available for download here nearer the event. The Festival  A Format poster here and the A5 Flyer with Comedy Line Up here

Event Countdown








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Childrens entertainment

Location & Parking

Market Location

Deal Castle
CT14 7BA


A listing  of local car parks  can be found here on the  Parkopedia website. Please check times.

Other Information

None at present.



The list of traders is continually updated as the event approaches.



Italian clothing, Indian rugs and accessories.

Arts and Crafts


Handmade natural Baltic amber jewellery, amber and silver decorated glass.

Partygirls Jewellery

Handmade silver, copper, resin and clay jewellery. Holistic crystals and hand made gemstone candles.

Barrels & BespOak

All our products are handcrafted from whisky barrels; cheeseboards, charcuterie boards, wine racks, lights, clocks, candle holders, fruit bowls, kitchen baskets, cheese knives, bottle openers, keyrings, coasters, garden furniture.

Home and Garden

Charles Taylor

Handcrafted outdoor wooden garden furniture. Manufactured in the UK and delivered fully assembled to customer houses. All furniture products are made from high-quality sustainable Scandinavian redwood.

Staffordshire Pottery

A beautiful array of Staffordshire Pottery pieces, sets and individual items.

Lafi Crafts

Handmade Tunisian pottery such as fruit bowls, salad bowls, Mezey dishes and tagine. Olivewood items such as chopping boards cheeseboards, fruit bowls, salad bowls and pestle & mortar.

Hot Food

Crumble Cups

Homemade apple crumble and mixed berries crumble along with homemade custard and locally made ice cream. This will be served from our dessert pod which has been especially made for this business which is called Crumble Cups.

Farmhouse Foods

Wood burner smoker oven. 100% British beef burger, pork, beef, gammon, chicken wings and ribs. Chips, cold soft drinks.

Mr Dumpling

Chicken Dumplings Vegetarian Dumplings Bubble tea (all vegetarian).

Nori Pan Asia

Japanese Food Chicken Katsu Curry with rice, Korean style house spicy chicken, Teriyaki chicken with rice, Veg teriyaki with rice.

Real Greek Food

Pork or chicken souvlaki. Souvlaki is one of the most popular street foods in Greece and for good reason! Juicy and well-seasoned meat garnished with cooling tzatziki sauce, fries, tomato & onion. Served or wrapped in a delicious crispy and fluffy pitta bread.


Mexican street food including burrito, fajita, nachos, chilli con carne and tacos.

Smokey Suya Grill

Our meals are made with authentic homemade spices giving a burst of flavours and caters to the palate of all. Our main dish is our signature Smokey Jollof Rice, Barbecue chicken, beef and ribs served with a side of fried plantain and sweet potato fries.

Soul Chef Kitchen

Authentic Jamaican food, with classics such as jerk chicken, jerk pork and curry goat.

Thainese Street Food

Thai and Chinese street food including dishes such as Thai green curry, black bean, sweet & sour, kung po and spring rolls.

‘Hits the Spot’ French Crepes

Delicious savoury & sweet crepes (Vegan and Gluten-Free options) and freshly squeezed Victorian lemonade, with a twist.

Grocery Food

Elevents Ltd

Freshly baked coconut macaroons.

Granny Sally’s Fudge

A wide variety of old English fudge from bars to custom made jars. A huge range of flavours including classic vanilla, rum & raisin, chocolate, rocky road and many more.

Lavin Limited

Olives, baklava, Turkish delight and nuts.

Passion Du Fromage

Spanish and French saucisson, French cheese and more continental fine foods.

The Great British Cheese Company

Award winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles.

Dunk Cookies

Handmade Cookies (freshly baked off-site at our bakery) Cookie Cones (mini cookies with a dip) Dip jars Cookie Bake At Home KitsDunk Chocolate Items: including Dippies (chocolate bars filled with one of our dips), Cuppies (chocolate cups filled with one of our dips), Dunkies (chocolate and cookie).

The Lane Bakery

Blondies, Brownies, Cake slices, Cookies, Vegan brookies and sausage rolls.


Abyssin Ethiopian Flavours

Pina Coladas

Famous Last Stand

A selection of beer, ale, lager, cider, prosecco, wine and gin.

Freeze Zone

Slush puppy drinks.

Lemon Shakers

Freshly squeezed lemonade

Moswick Wines & Spirits

Showcasing an exciting, fun range of wines and spirits in a wide range of delicious flavours including Rubis Chocolate Wine – an award winning Spanish fortified red wine infused with luxurious chocolate flavours. Plus V Gallery Italian grain flavoured vodkas and Tipsy Tart flavoured gins.

Obeliver Drinks Limited

Non-alcoholic celebration drinks. We will sell in cups with the opportunity to buy more bottles to take home.

Vintage Shakes

Refreshing milkshakes in a variety of different flavours.

Willobeans Espresso Bar

Barista style coffee, speciality teas, lush hot chocolate, iced coffee, our own bags of Willoblend coffee beans. Option of addition of Baileys or Brandy in coffee or espresso Martini and Jamaican Americano. Non-alcoholic Lumumba and non-alcoholic Fruit Sangria.

Scale Gin

Our gin is distilled on the Southeast Coast of England, using time-honoured distilling methods with the finest, carefully sourced botanicals.

Ice Cream

Snow White Catering

Fresh whippy ice cream and a selection of iced lollies.


Butternut Box

At Butternut Box, we believe that dogs deserve better. That’s why we’re putting the food back into dog food. We make freshly prepared dog food – cooked like you would at home and delivered in perfect portions.

Charity Link – Dogs Trust

Fundraisers will invite members of the public to become direct debit donors for their ‘Sponsor a Dog’ campaign.


Raising Money for Children’s Hospice.

Saddle Goose

Selection of our own sparkling and still wines, including non alcoholic.  

Tunbridge Wells Dog Biscuit Company

Homemade dog biscuits.

Fairy in a Pop Can

The author has written the children’s book, Fairy in a Pop Can to raise money for charity. All proceeds will be donated to Young Lives V Cancer and Batten Disease. You may also be lucky and get to hear the story read by the author.

Utility Warehouse

UK’s multiservice provider, fully regulated by Ofgem, Ofcom and the Financial Conduct Authourity.

Anna’s Face Candy

Face painting




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