Zoom Events in Kent
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.
Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 6.30pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm
The Deal-Live Comedy Evenings accompany our Free to Enter Deal Food and Drink Festival.
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
Saturday 2nd September Line up
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
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.
Location & Parking
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The list of traders is continually updated as the event approaches.
Italian clothing, Indian rugs and accessories.
Arts and Crafts
AMBER GD Ltd
Handmade natural Baltic amber jewellery, amber and silver decorated glass.
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
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.
A beautiful array of Staffordshire Pottery pieces, sets and individual items.
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.
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.
Wood burner smoker oven. 100% British beef burger, pork, beef, gammon, chicken wings and ribs. Chips, cold soft drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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
Famous Last Stand
A selection of beer, ale, lager, cider, prosecco, wine and gin.
Slush puppy drinks.
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.
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.
Our gin is distilled on the Southeast Coast of England, using time-honoured distilling methods with the finest, carefully sourced botanicals.
Snow White Catering
Fresh whippy ice cream and a selection of iced lollies.
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.
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.
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Anna’s Face Candy
An engaging mini man powerhouse, who puts audiences at ease with his deft crowd and cheeky East End vibe. Notts Comedy Review says he’s got “Impressive quick thinking” – they haven’t even seen anything yet!
Headliner: Lovdev Barpaga
The 2017 UK Pun Champion, has the kind of effortless and gentle likeability that is completely unique in the comedy world. Entire crowds seem to fall in love with him from the start and as much of his incredible humour as for his undeniable charm.
Often laughing as much as his audience, here’s a man in love with his job and it shows. You can’t help but laugh along with him: The ultimate feel good comic.
“The 21st Century Asian Ken Goodwin” – STEVE BENNETT
“One of the most brilliant daft comics you will ever see” – JOE LYCETT
Totally hilarious…effortlessly funny” – JO ENRIGHT
Tiziano La Bella
Tiziano La Bella discusses his Catholic childhood, the incoherence of the Italian fascists and his challenges as an immigrant in the UK. Tiziano loves to touch the nerves of the audience, in order to get them involved to generate a reaction. He offers his surreal point of view to his audience who get the chance to laugh with him – or to beat him up right after show!
The Mega tall (6’7”) world touring Manchester born comedian and outrageous new dad, lets loose his overwhelmingly funny literary account of life as a practising dentist. In his previous life Michael quit French clown school to join the circus as a trapeze artist, which inevitably ended badly! He shares his hilarious antics in a no-holds-barred comedy style with wit charm and honesty… are you ready for this!
Dividing the room addressing cultural dilemmas according his Mum v the rest of the world, Prakash brings the room back together with his blunt and charming conclusions on life love and thought provoking laughter.
Russell Arathoon – explodes onto the stage delivering a rollercoaster of high energy, one liners, double entendrés with his hilarious everyday observations.
Finalist for Edinburgh Fringe’s ‘So you think I’m Funny’, Russell won both Hastings ‘New Comedian of the Year’ award’, and King Gong at London’s Comedy Store. Do not miss this!!!
Headline: Jack Skipper
Runner up of So You Think You’re Funny? And Komedia new act award. His online comedy content has gained him over 13 million likes on TikTok. Whether telling stories of life as a family man or delivering observations on working-class life, his everyday guy persona is a win with audiences. “Delivery that commands the room and a no-nonsense outlook that gels into strong punchlines” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
Joseph Emslie has been the number one go-to gluten-free comic on the circuit since he started gigging in 2016. His easy conversational manner, anecdotal, and sometimes self-deprecating, style of comedy has helped him secure him some early critical acclaim by taking the runner up place in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2021. In 2022, Joseph was a finalist in the Musical Comedy Awards.
“A hilarious walk down memory lane” THE HERALD
“A fun examination of nostalgia and nerdiness” WIRED MAGAZINE
Headline act Adam Morrison grew up on the Isle of Sheppey and dreamed of a life beyond working-class Kent. Now he’s bringing up his own kids…in working-class Kent.
“Very funny!” PATRICK MONAHAN
“One to watch” STEPHEN K AMOS
MC Mel Byron has performed stand-up all over the UK. She has taken two solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and has performed at Fringes in Brighton, Manchester, and Hastings, among others. Mel is an experienced MC and has hosted comedy nights for a variety of promoters including Funny Women and Much Laughter.
“May just make your day” THE SCOTSMAN
“Simply Superb” TREEHOUSE COMEDY
Alexis Coward’s comedy is based on her awkward stumbles through adult life. Alexis has performed across the UK, Australia and once in a pub in Canada. Alexis’s disarming storytelling style is ‘adequate’ according to her family. And ‘quite funny…not Gervais’ by a man in a blue polo shirt in Reading, UK.
“Coward’s ability to connect with such casual grace makes you feel like you know her.” HOP COMEDY
Adam Morrison Jones
MC Adam Morrison Jones is a high-energy comedian from Dover who’s happy performing anywhere, from Bingo halls to rock festivals.
“A rock ‘n’ roll Peter Kay” DEAL RADIO
“I really love this act” ” STEPHEN MULHERN