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Eat, Drink & Enjoy!

Welcome to Ottery Food, the home of the Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival.

Community-organised and driven by a passion of local food and talent, this event shares with you our wonderful local producers, products and chefs.

Ottery Food and Families Festival 2021

What's On

2021 - Watch this space, all to be revealed soon.

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What's On

Ottery Food and Families Festival 2021

Who's There

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Market Square

Right in the heart of the town!

A really varied and high-quality food & drink market, complimenting the existing town traders’ offering. The market runs from 10am till 4.30pm (but remember some will have run out well before the end - so go early to avoid disappointment).


East Devon cupcakes and more

Barn Food

Artisan cured bacon and sauces

BloomBerry Juice Company

Fresh juices and smoothies, smoothie bike

Coldharbour Farm

Ottery produced preserves, juices, ready meals and meats

Curworthy Cheese

Hard & soft local artisan cheeses

Dark Place Brewery

Craft beers and ales from Colyton, Devon

English Spirit

Premium spirits & liquors


Handmade Luxury Devon Flapjacks

Forest Fungi's Shrooms on the Road

Locally grown mushrooms & truffle products

Fussels Fine Foods

Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oils, dressings, etc.

Littlestone Coffee Roasters

Whole bean and ground coffee, from Exeter

Pinnacle Icing

Iced biscuits, celebration cakes, and cake decorations

Samosa Lady

Samosas, onion bhajis, pakoras & chutneys

The Cherry Tree

Preserves & dressings

The Crusty Cob

Artisan Bread, bakery products and cakes

The Unusual Pork Pie Co

Unusual flavoured Porkpies, meat pies & sausage rolls etc.

White Lake Cheese

Artisan goats, Sheep, and Guernsey Cow Cheeses

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More Market Traders

An extension to the Main market alongside our local shops and traders.

Bullstone Springs Chicken

Slow reared, high welfare chicken & organic eggs

Chocolats de Caprine

Gluten, nut & cow’s milk free chocolates, truffles, fondants and caramels

Riverford Organic Veg

Providing info about Riverford Veg Boxes

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Street Food

Colourful, tasty and exciting!

Enjoy Cookery demonstrations in the Cookery Theatre - followed by a variety of local businesses serving hot food and drinks outside. Around the marquee is also some seating where you can take a rest whilst savouring your purchases.

Antonios of Exmouth

Traditional Italian Ice cream

Chunk of Devon

Pies, pasties, porkpies & sausage rolls hot & cold

Coldharbour Farm

Serving home-reared pork and lamb. Home-cured salmon salad and veggie/vegan delights. Food Miles 1!!!

Good Game

Venison and Devon Ruby Steakburgers & sausages from Topsham

Kinori (Not Just Sushi)

Hot & Cold Japanese street food (meat & veg)


Cuban & Mexican Street food (veg, vegan, celiac & nut allergy friendly food)

Rusty Pig

Hot Food sourced from seasonal and porky local ingredients and Agata’s famous Gin Cocktails


Artisan tea/coffee/hot chocolate

The Crepe Escape

Sweet and savory crepes, doughnuts

‘The Volunteer’ run Otter Brewery Bar

Most Otter Beers on tap

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Ottery Food and Families Festival 2021

Live Music

Entertainment all day long!

We are delighted that we have received the support of several local groups who have all grasped the opportunity to keep you entertained on the day.

Various local artists and groups will also be entertaining you throughout the day in and around the town centre. Look out for them, especially in Mill Street and outside the library. All are giving voluntarily of their time to add to the atmosphere, so please show your appreciation!

Ottery Silver Band will be playing at the Marquee from 9.30 to 10.00, ahead of the official opening, and will then play again from 11.00 to 11.45 at our open-air Live Music Lounge outside the Town Council Offices.

Entertainment will then continue in the same area from 12.00 till 16.00, with a variety of local artists, including a set by the hugely popular Rhythm of Life Choir, who will be performing between 13.40 and 14.20.

There will be seating provided, so this is a great place to take the weight off your feet while enjoying the music and sampling some of your market purchases.

Performing on stage in the Marquee are YONDER BLUES BOYS, LOS NO BOSS and DJ DICK KURTAINE

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Ottery Food and Families Festival 2021

Map Of The Town

Visiting the Town and Festival

Go ahead and enjoy yourselves. Sample the food and drink, join in with the fun, spend a few quid. And remember, the money you spend stays local.

New Map Coming soon!

Public Transport

All usual bus services will be running, including the half hourly #4 / 4a buses to and from Exeter and Honiton/Axminster. We recommend this as the most hassle-free travel solution if travelling from these directions.


Ample parking available, however with an increase in visitor numbers over the festival weekend, it is advisable to give some thought to where you plan to park.

Long-stay - Land of Canaan car park (EDDC) - 150 spaces at £1.50 per day; Small EDDC car park in Brook Street - 30 spaces (often full) at £3.00 per day. Short-stay - Car parking at Sainsbury’s is free, but will be busy, and subject to a strongly enforced two hours maximum (dedicated disable parking also available).

Visitors arriving from: North and East are advised to park at Ottery Football Club, and then take the pleasant 5-minute stroll into town; Exeter direction please use overflow parking in Finnimore Industrial Estate, from which the town can easily be reached using the footbridge to the Land of Canaan.

Please note that as the Square will be closed for traffic, there is no through traffic from North Street between 8am and 5pm on the day (except for buses)!


There will be public toilets available next to the Marquee, in Sainsbury’s, in the Library and in the Institute. All three locations have disabled toilets too!


In the event of an emergency, please stay calm and follow instructions from the Police, Festival Stewards or any other emergency services involved. A qualified First Aider will be patrolling the event.

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Ottery Food and Families Festival 2021

About Us

The Ottery St. Mary Food & Families Festival is a not-for-profit, free, event, organised by a group of individuals enthusiastic about local food and drink.

Driven by a passion for local food and talent, this event shares with you our wonderful local producers, products and chefs. As a not-for-profit organisation, our key aim is to raise local and regional awareness of Ottery St. Mary as a destination for all things food and drink related, be that buying, eating out, or producing.

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The festival aims to:

1. Provide a great day out. Each year we welcome more people; in 2018 we estimate some 3,000 - 4,000 people joined in with the fantastic fun each day

2. Involve local groups, charities & schools to help raise awareness of good, healthy, locally produced and sourced products, and allow them to raise awareness too, and – in some cases – needed funds.

We have worked as hard as ever to put together an extravagant and interesting programme with fun and interactive events to suit everyone and every taste. One thing for sure is that there will be no shortage of wonderful food and delicious drinks available throughout the day.

Dig in and enjoy!!

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Ottery St Mary, East Devon

Town Centre, EX11 1BZ

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For more information about how to become a volunteer or committee member, please fill in the form below.

If you are interested in sponsoring the festival, or trading at the festival, we would love to hear from you too!

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