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Rochester Castle Gardens

16-18 Sep

Medway Food and Drink Festival Logo


Food & Drink


A NEW foodie festival will be cooking up a storm in Medway this September!

Street Foods, bars of distinction, alfresco dining, live music, children's entertainment, select grocery food & craft all served up with big helpings of humour, colour and character for a fun packed weekend.

Reduced Advance Day Tickets are now available for the Medway Food and Drink Festival, taking place from Friday, 16 September to Sunday, 18 September, at one of Medway’s most picturesque locations, Rochester Castle gardens.


Online: 18+ £5, Concession £3.50, Carer FOC, Family/Group (2 adults and 2 children) £13

Gate Prices: 18+ £7.50, Concession £5, Carer FOC, Family/Group (2 adults and 2 children) £18


Online:18+ £7.50, Concession £5, Carer FOC, Family/Group (2 adults and 2 children) £18

Gate Prices: 18+ £10, Concession £7, Carer FOC, Family/Group (2 adults and 2 children) £25

You and your family can get up to 25% off your DAY TICKETS by booking online now!

And yes - it's a dog friendly event!

Festival opening times:

Friday 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 18:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 17:00pm

Live Events:

Jazz/Blues Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Stand Up Comedy Saturday 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Get Your Tickets Online

Tickets for this Medway Food and Drink Festival are available here.

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We have three exciting evening events running alongside the Medway Food Festival. Two at the Castle Grounds and the final closing party at an exciting local venue!

All are ticketed, with a limited number of spaces available.

Friday Music Night Line up 16th September

Katie Bradley and Dave Ferra Band!

The Katie Bradley and Dave Ferra Band is the perfect evening out – stunning vocals, top notch musicians, humour and plenty of opportunities to show off your dance moves!

Katie Bradley is an award winning vocalist and songwriter who is in currently in demand  internationally as well as at home in the UK. Katie Bradley is celebrated for her powerful vocals and harmonica playing with a repertoire of rhythms to fill the heart. Soulful original songs complimented with songs from the very best Soul, Blues and Jazz divas from Etta James to Aretha Franklin.

Katie Bradley Info / Biog →

An absolute master guitarist and singer, Dave Ferra was a 2018 UK Blues Awards Nominee in the Acoustic Artist Category. He’s an outstanding acoustic bluesman playing traditional and original blues, ragtime and spirituals.

‘Acoustic bluesman with a positive flair and grasp of the tradition that shines through’  Blues Matters Magazine

Dave Ferra Info / Biog →


Saturday Comedy Night Line up 17th September

Evening event in the marquee from 7pm – 9:30 pm

MC: Mel Byron Info / Biog →
Headline Act: Joe Wells Info / Biog →
Adam Morrison Jones Info / Biog →
Ribs Norman Info / Biog →
Stylophobia Info / Biog →

Sunday 19th September – Closing Party (More details to follow shortly)

Get Your Tickets Online

Tickets for Medway-Live evening events that accompany our Food and Drink Festival are available now!



Traders/Acts - Book your place

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


Visitor Info

Located in the historic Castle Grounds, the Rochester event is just a short walk from the town centre and will celebrate the best of local, regional, national and international products.

Please note: images are representative of previous Zoom Events. 


Poster and Flyer downloads will be available nearer the event

Event Countdown








Thai rolled ice cream
Live band
colourful watercolour flowers on cushions
Tasting great food at the Olive Stall

Location & Parking

Market Location

Rochester Castle Gardens


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.

Arts and Crafts

Partygirls Jewellery

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

Taylor Made Frames

British art, framed in solid wood. Direct from the people who make the frames so brilliant value.

Dirk Seyfried Photography Ltd

Photographic prints and framed photographic prints.

Amber UK

Handmade natural Baltic amber jewellery plus amber & silver decorated glass.

Adamabel Crafts

Handcrafts including bracelets, necklaces, accessories, gifts, dream catchers. Demonstrations of handcrafts at the stall using a wooden loom. Native American Crafts

Home and Garden

Thermomix UK & Ireland

Demonstrating and talking about the Thermomix TM6.

Hot Food

‘Hits the Spot’ French Crepes

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

Red Star Catering

Chicken katsu curry, chicken teriyaki karagge, chicken with plum sauce, Japanese style chicken grill, Japanese style yakisoba noodles, fried rice and veg gyoza.

Veganly Convenient Ltd

Vegan sushi – Crispy tofu or avocado, noodles, carrots, cucumber, red peppers, spring onions & mint wrapped in rice paper. Summer rolls – Crispy tofu or avocado, rice, carrots, cucumber, red peppers & spring onions wrapped in nori seaweed.

Tina’s Tasty Tucker

Jamaican street food with a twist.  Meal or wrap / superfood salad. Grilled jerk chicken with rice and peas.  Lemon thyme garlic chicken served rice and peas. Grilled sweet potatoes, roasted vegetable, crispy salad and coleslaw.  Goat curry and rice & peas served with slaw.

Silom Guys

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

Grocery Food

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.

Passion Du Fromage

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

Elle’s Bakery

Deep dish cookies – Perfectly circular deep based cookies with filling and topping. Brownie/blondie slices and tray-bakes in a variety of flavours such as Kinder or salted caramel.

Ricahomestyle Limited

Homemade marinades with a Caribbean twist. All marinades are vegan friendly.


Famous Last Stand

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

Moswick Wines & Spirits

WP Showcase an exciting, fun range of wines and spirits in a wide range of delicious 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.

Freeze Zone

Slush puppy drinks.

Vintage Shakes

Refreshing milkshakes in a variety of different flavours.

Ice Cream

Snow White Catering

Fresh whippy ice cream and a selection of iced lollies.


Kent Wildlife Trust

Local wildlife trust providing information, awareness and membership plus adult’s and children’s wildlife packs with free colouring activities for children

Eval Silver & Pearl

Artisan sterling silver jewellery.

Tunbridge Wells Dog Biscuit Company

Homemade dog biscuits.

The Creation Station

We’re here to inspire your imagination and creativity, whatever your age! From face painting to craft making.  




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