© 2020 Highcliffe Food & Arts Festival

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

Highcliffe Food & Arts Festival 2020

Postponed until Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2020

It is with great regret that the Committee and the Directors of the Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival have to announce the postponement of its event due to take place this summer.

With the continued progress of the coronavirus, we feel it would not be responsible to host the event at this time and it is better to take the decision now rather than cancel at shorter notice. We have particularly taken into account the latest government advice around social distancing measures as the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic in the UK is projected to coincide with the timing of our Festival in June.

Although many people have been eagerly anticipating the festival, and a great deal of work has gone into its preparation, the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, participants, volunteers and traders alike, must be uppermost in our plans.

Because of the overwhelming interest in this year’s event, with record trade stalls and increased participation from our local celebrity chefs and our fantastic entertainment program, we have taken the decision rather than cancel altogether for this year to hold the festival instead on the weekend of the 19th and 20th September 2020. The majority of the activities already advertised will still take place with our celebrity TV chef Jean-Christophe Novelli scheduled now for Sunday 20th September.

On behalf of the Directors and Committee of the Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival, we sincerely hope you all stay fit and healthy during this unprecedented period of uncertainty in our country and look forward to seeing you all in September when hopefully we will be starting to get back to normal. If the situation changes in anyway we will keep you updated via the website and social media.







Cookery Demonstrations

Childrens Entertainment

Musical Entertainment

About Us
The Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival is a two-day event which started in 2014 and takes place in June each year. The event is organised and run by a committee of unpaid volunteers with the purpose of celebrating local and regional food and drink. It is a not-for-profit organisation and any money generated goes back in to the festival to improve it year after year.

to promote local food producers, independent restaurants and retailers in Highcliffe
to provide educational and fun workshops and cookery demonstrations to encourage people to eat healthy, homemade and locally sourced food.
to establish Highcliffe as a destination and to promote the surrounding area and beaches for tourism.
 to transform the village street and recreation area during the festival with activities for all ages to enjoy.


Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival is a not-for-profit organisation, so our success is down to the amazing support we receive from our sponsors and volunteers. So we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all the following companies who invest their time and money into making our festival such a fantastic event for the whole community.

Gold Sponsors

Horizon Magna Logo JPEG.jpg
Chris Watson_1.jpg

Silver Sponsors

Highcliffe Castle Tearooms

Bronze Sponsors

The Beach Hut Cafe Amd.jpg
Mill resized.png
Jackson Developments.jpg

Media Sponsors