A view of Leighton Buzzard High street with crowds of people sitting at benches under parasols enjoying the food stalls that line the street.
Event Information
This event has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that the event will take place on 16th August 2020
11:00 - 16:00
Leighton Buzzard High Street

The Big Lunch Food Festival

We have taken the difficult decision to postpone our Big Lunch celebrations scheduled for Sunday 7th June in light of the current outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). The health, safety and wellbeing of our community remains our priority during these unprecedented times.  

We have initially re-scheduled the event to take place on Sunday 16th August within the High Street where the programme of activity which we had hoped to be able to deliver in June will take place. All stall holders and performers should have received an email from our events team.

We are continually monitoring advice from Central Government and Public Health England and will reviewing the status of the event going forwards.

For the latest guidance, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Our Big Lunch Food Festival is now in its 8th year celebrating not only local food and produce, but a wide variety of foods from around the world.

This annual event usually takes place on the first Sunday in June.

Originally established to coincide with the Nationwide Big Lunch initiative, the festival celebrates all things food and drink, as well as offering the community a chance to enjoy dining “al fresco” and the opportunity to catch up with family and friends. In 2019 over 4,000 people took to the high street to enjoy the street party atmosphere of the event.

As in previous years, a large number of stalls offer a diverse selection of hot and cold food, savouries/snacks, drinks and other food related products. Cookery demonstrations take place throughout the day showing practical culinary tips alongside workshops for both children and adults offering a ‘have-a-go’ experience. Live entertainment and acts suitable for all ages bring additional enjoyment to visitors attending the festival.

The Big Lunch national initiative is run by Eden Projects, more details can be found here; https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/thebiglunchhomepage.

Last year’s event was fully booked. If you would like to take part in this year’s event, click here to apply.

For more information please contact the Events Team on 01525 631918 eventsteam@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk