Southport Food & Drink Festival launches this weekend

1st September 2021

Taste buds will be set a-tingling this coming weekend as Sefton Council’s 2021 Southport Food & Drink Festival gets underway.

Running from Friday September 3rd to Sunday September 5th, the popular three-day smorgasbord features food vendors, pop up drink stalls and live entertainment. The event will see thousands of visitors welcomed back to Victoria Park for the first time since 2019.

Described as a ‘foodies’ paradise, Southport Food and Drink Festival is a free, family-friendly event. This year it features a host of tantalising takeaways to suite all tastes – including chutneys, cheeses and churros, paella, pies and spiral fries, gourmet burgers, hot wings and cold, local dairy ice cream.

Organised in partnership with Victoria Park Events, this year’s festival will also feature a complimentary, autumn-themed home and garden experience for visitors to enjoy

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said: “We know there’s a huge appetite for the popular Southport Food & Drink Festival so people will be delighted it finally returning this weekend!

“Our teams have worked hard to ensure we can host a safe and enjoyable bumper weekend of the best food, drink and much more for thousands of visitors.

“Foodie fans will love the hand-picked selection of the region’s most passionate producers, all of whom will be bringing their wares to the festival, including a wide selection of gift ideas and treats to relish at home.

“You can also keep your little ones entertained with a free Children’s Festival, along with arts and crafts, magic shows, storytelling and sports workshops.

“It’s guaranteed to be a fantastic weekend and we want as many people as possible to come along and enjoy the fun.

“The Southport Food & Drink Festival is one of the most iconic events in our events calendar and we are delighted that we are able to bring it back for 2021.”

For more information about the 2021 Southport Food & Drink Festival, visit