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Tenterden 2019

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Now in its 3rd year, the Tenterden Food and Drink Festival attracts a great selection of local, national and international stalls. The quality of the shopping experience is complimented by a range of entertainments for the whole family and an alfresco dining area. 

A great shopping, eating & drinking experience on the Kent Sussex border 

Friday: 12.00am-7.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am-8.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am-6.00pm


Visitor Info

This free to enter event is the recreation ground is close to the town centre and all public transport stops, so getting to and from the venue couldn’t be easier.  Tenterden itself offers a wealth of independent shops, so come to the festival and stay for the day to enjoy the gems within one of Kent’s most picturesque towns. 

International street foods, artisan grocery foods together with bars offering real ales, ciders, craft lagers, specialist spirits and plenty of fizz. 

On the stage there will be a line-up of great artists performing across a range of genre. Alfresco dining, good food shopping, music a relaxed friendly atmosphere at this firm favourite in the local calendar. 

Tenterden is proud of its association with William Caxton, the 15th century pioneer of printing who is thought to have been born in or near the town. Indeed, one of the local pubs at the end of High Street is called the Caxton Arms. There is some debate as to whether Caxton was actually a native of Tenterden – a more widely accepted view is that he was born somewhere in the Kentish Weald.

In the medieval period what is now Romney Marsh was largely under water, and seagoing ships docked at Smallhythe, just to the south of Tenterden. Wood from the Kentish Weald was used to build ships, and Tenterden was incorporated into the powerful Cinque Ports as a limb of Rye. That meant that Tenterden was exempt from regular taxation, was largely self-governing, and was entitled to have a representative at royal coronations. This association with the Cinque Ports is remembered in the town crest, which incorporates the Cinque Ports coat of arms.

The Tenterden Heritage Trail takes in the museums, the historic churches, the Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian buildings and Town Hall that preserve Tenterden’s heritage and make it such a visitor attraction. The town is also home to The Kent and East Sussex Railway where you can climb aboard one of its beautifully restored carriages and enjoy a trip through the picturesque Rother Valley to Bodiam Castle.



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Location & Parking

Market Location

Tenterden Recreation Ground,
TN30 6RA


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


None at present



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Mr Olive & Sons

Olives, baklava, Turkish delight, nuts and Italian biscuits

Butternut Box

At Butternut Box, we believe that dogs deserve better. That’s why we’re putting the food back into dog food. We prepare home-cooked meals using the freshest ingredients. Perfectly portioned to your pup. Delivered straight to your door. Butternut Box launched in April 2016 and since then we’ve been rapidly growing. We currently offer four delicious recipes which are Lamb, Beef, Chicken and Turkey.

Bessborough Farm

Fresh fruit, jam chutneys, crumbles, takeaway afternoon tea, apple juice and ice cream from our own fruit.


Chutneys, jams, marmalades, sauces, jelly’s, pickles, conserves, and cordials.

Hot Face Sauces

Real Chilli Sauces. Made in Kent: Hot Face Sauces provides you with all your possible chilli needs including sauces, preserves, snacks, books, gifts and more!

 Up the Garden

Handmade chilli products such as; chilli relishes, ketchups, marinades and peanuts etc.

The Great British Cheese Company

Award winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles.

Ritoweg Farm Ltd

Goat meat, Mutton, Pork, Pork sausages – various flavours, Goat sausages – various flavours.


Ashley Vincent Photography

Wildlife photo prints in mounts as well as desktop acrylic blocks and ready-to-hang wall acrylics.

Willow Fine Arts 

Original Artwork Artwork, Prints Artwork, associated giftware, Engraved glassware and Garden Sculptures.


Indian rugs, Italian clothing and a selection of jewellery. 

Cats Protection

Engaging with members of the public about the charity’s work and core objectives of rehoming, neutering and education whilst promoting ways in which members of the public an assist with fund-raising for the Cat Protection Charity.

Riverford Organic Farmers 

Information of organic fruit and veg box home delivery service. No produce sold on the day – leaflets will be available and the option to sign up to orders for delivery. 

Lipscomb Cars Ltd

3 Show Cars.

Demelza Children’s Hospice

Raising Money for Children’s Hospice.

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 Scandinavian redwood, using sustainable woods to ensure the quality.


The Cooking Box Ltd

Burgers with a variety of homemade toppings, which can be added to a traditional meat burger or a chicken breast or vegetarian, all served in a bun with a side of fries and homemade coleslaw. All produce is sourced locally within the Kent area. We also offer nachos with various toppings, water and canned drinks.

Real Greek Food

Pork or chicken souvlaki in a pitta bread with tomato, tzatziki sauce, onion and fries.

Caribbean Hut

Jerk Chicken, curry goat, curry chicken, patties, jerk pork, dumplings and salad.

Thai Next Door

Authentic Thai Food; Stir fried dishes, Thai curries, Noodles, Homemade spring rolls and soft drinks.

Nicky’s Little Kitchen Co

Delicious homemade crepes; both sweet and savoury toppings offered. We pride ourselves on being able to offer both gluten free and vegetarian options. Soft drinks.

Godmersham Game 

Venison burgers, Wild boar burgers, Wild boar & apple sausages, Venison sausages, Venison & chilli sausages, Partridge & pear sausages and Guinea Fowl & ginger sausages. 

Hands of Hope

Delicious, healthy vegetarian/vegan food; Pav Bhaji Indian Street Food – Vegetable Curry served with warm bap, Halloumi wraps – griddled cheese served with yogurt, mint, garlic dressing and crunchy salad, Chickpea wraps – spicy chickpeas Indian style served on fresh made nan type bread, Seasonal salads, Potato skins filled with vegetarian/ vegan fillings, No sugar cakes and fruit salads.


Pulled chicken marinated in sweet chilli and piri piri marinade, chicken kebabs, lamb kofte kebab, pljeskavica (burger), doner kebabs and falafels, all served in homemade naan bread and fresh salad.




The Famous Last Stand

Selection of Beer, Ale, Lager, Cider, Prosecco, Wine and Gin.

Snow White Catering

Ice Cream & Slush Van.

Silent Pool Distillers

Gin, Vodka and Glassware.

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

Moswick Wines & Spirits

Rubis Chocolate wine is an indulgent Spanish Tempranillo wine, macerated with Cocoa beans from Ghana and then fortified in London to bring through flavours of bold cherry, dark chocolate and vanilla. V Gallery is an exciting new Italian grain vodka, distilled 5 times to give it a truly smooth taste, which comes in many unique flavours, including; marshmallow, toffee fudge, coffee, mango, cucumber and many more. We also have a fantastic selection of flavoured Gins.


Snow Cones –  consisting of ice shavings that are topped with flavored syrups.

Beetlejuice (Kent)

Cocktails from our 1978 VW camper of between 6-8 different cocktails (many of which can be sold as non-alcoholic mocktails). We use locally sourced and quality ingredients.


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