Seaham Food Festival has recently announced that plans are in place for their incredibly popular food extravaganza to return in August 2021. 


A fantastic event that first began back in 2019, Seaham Food Festival celebrates the best in the region’s hospitality industry, attracting thousands of people to Seaham over the weekend to enjoy the very best cuisine.


The event usually features a street food market, pop-up restaurants and a programme of events, here’s everything you need to know as Seaham Food Festival returns for 2021… 


A free food festival is set to return to a County Durham seaside town this year with measures in place to keep people safe.

Subject to coronavirus restrictions, Seaham Food Festival will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August. 

This will be followed by Bishop Auckland Food Festival in October, with dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Like the majority of events planned in 2020, Seaham Food Festival was cancelled along with most other activities and replaced with an online celebration instead.

By staging the food festivals later than normal this year, organisers are hopeful they can reinstate the events in Seaham and Bishop Auckland this year.

Both festivals will return to their usual dates in 2022.


What’s to be expected at Seaham Food Festival 2021? 

 Seaham Food Festival will look and feel a bit different to ensure the safety of the public and everyone involved in the event. Organisers are still working with the local authority to ensure that Seaham Food Festival 2021 is completely safe for all age groups to attend. 

Once again, Seaham Food Festival will be located on Terrace Green, overlooking County Durham’s stunning heritage coast, and will serve up the same vibrant mix of food and drink stalls, celebrity chefs, cookery demonstration and family-friendly entertainment all weekend long.

Initially, organisers will be inviting traders that did not get an opportunity to trade at Seaham last year to reapply, before opening up the applications to other interested food and drink producers. 

All traders can now register their interest online at


Looking ahead to August…

Alison Clark, head of culture, sport and tourism at Durham County Council, 


“We have reviewed the Government roadmap on the easing of national restrictions carefully and are now making arrangements for the return of our food festivals to Seaham and Bishop Auckland.

“Keeping people safe is our top priority and we will provide more information about the measures we will put in place in Seaham shortly, as well as announcing the celebrity chef line-up and information about the traders and entertainment.”


To stay up to date with the latest news about Seaham Food Festival, visit or follow @SeahamFoodFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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