Bishop Auckland Food Festival tickets for 2019 are on sale for all the events taking place during the two days. Here's what you need to know to get your hands on them.
The ever-popular event is taking place on Saturday and Sunday April 13 and 14 2019 in the centre of the town, and Bishop Auckland Food Festival tickets are already on sale.
Bishop Auckland Food Festival brings together everything food related from County Durham and beyond, including workshops, stalls, and talks by famous faces from the most popular TV cookery shows such as Masterchef and the Great British Bake-off. You can read more information in our roundup of Bishop Auckland Food Festival visitor information.
Most of the workshops, demonstrations, celebrity talks and shows are ticketed and the most popular shows and biggest names are likely to sell out first. However, there are also some free events taking place among the 150 stalls (which are themselves free to explore) including a free stage where music events and some celebrity events will be taking place.
However, if you want to buy Bishop Auckland Food Festival tickets, here are the events, times, prices and booking information.
Angellica Bell: The TV presenter and 2017 winner of BBC Celebrity MasterChef will be preparing dishes from her children's recipe book on Saturday April 13 at 12.30pm and 3pm. Tickets for the cookery demonstration cost £5 adults and £3 children. You can also buy VIP tickets (which include priority seating and a meet and greet) for the 12.30pm demonstration for £10 adults, £6 children.
You can buy Angellica Bell tickets here.
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Beer and Bites: A talk and tasting looking at the best North East beer and food matches. Beer and Bites takes place on both days (Saturday and Sunday April 13 and 14) at 1.30pm. Beer and Bites tickets cost £12, which includes five beer tastings and accompanying food.
They can be bought here.
Gingo: A mixture of gin and bingo. It takes place on both days (Saturday and Sunday April 13 and 14) at 12pm and 3pm. Tickets cost £12 which includes some gin and tonic, and the chance to win some gin prizes.
Gingo tickets are available here.
Gregg Wallace: The Masterchef presenter will be cooking some dishes and telling behind the scenes anecdotes from the popular show at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on Sunday April 14 and 11am and 2pm. Tickets cost £8, or £15 for VIP tickets.
They can be bought here.
Jennie McAlpine: Best known as Coronation Street's Fiz, she also owns Annie's Restaurant in Manchester and presents recipes on the Lorraine talkshow, and will be cooking dishes on Sunday April 14 at 12.30pm and 3.15pm. Jennie McAlpine tickets cost £5, or £10 for VIP tickets to the 12.30pm show which includes priority seating and a meet and greet.
Jennie McAlpine tickets can be bought here.
Kenny Tutt: The Masterchef winner has been in demand at cookery shows across the UK since winning. Kenny Tutt is at Bishop Auckland Food Festival on Saturday April 13 at 11am and 1.45pm, and tickets cost £5.
Kenny Tutt tickets can be bought here.
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Little Dot's Dishes: A children's food workshop where they can learn to make healthy and tasty recipes in a 30-45 minute session. It's suitable for children aged three to 12 years old. It'll take place in the Little Dot Dishes Marquee next to the new car park. Tickets cost £6.50.
There are multiple sessions; on Saturday April 13 children can make banana flapjacks at 10.15am, 12.30pm and 3.15pm, and blueberry muffins at
11.30am and 2pm.
On Sunday April 14, the banana flapjack sessions are at 10.15am and 12.30pm, and the blueberry muffin sessions at 11.30am and 2pm.
Little Dot's Dishes tickets are available here.
Stefan Gates: The CBBC Gastronuts and Incredible Edibles presenter loves culinary adventures and will take children on a journey through the human digestive system. Sessions take place on both days (Saturday and Sunday April 13 and 14) at 11am and 1pm. Tickets cost £3.
Stefan Gates tickets are available here.
As well as the above ticketed events, Bishop Auckland Food Festival will also have food stalls (there'll be 150 of them!), artisan local food producers, cookery workshops and cookery book signings. In among the food stalls will be a free Marketplace stage where you can watch cookery demonstrations and shows without having to book. There will be some big names there too, including Great British Bakeoff semifinalist Briony May Williams.