How to be Involved

Hampshire Food Festival 1st – 31st July 2017

All you need to know about the Hampshire Food Festival 2017 Programme

The Hampshire Food Festival (HFF) is an opportunity to raise the profile of your business. Involving over 70 food and farming events across the county it celebrates Hampshire’s local food and drink scene. In 2016, the festival attracted an estimated 145,400 visitors and achieved approximately £4.36 million in visitor spending. The 2016 festival was recognised at the Beautiful South Awards with a bronze award.

Programme – A5
Run an event and it will be listed in the programme we produce promoting the festival. 40,000 copies will be distributed via Southern Co-operative stores, hotels, farm shops, restaurants, pubs, tourist offices and at events in and out of the county. 

You can choose a free listing or upgrade to an enhanced listing to help your event and business stand out with an image and additional wording. This year, the programme will be divided into the following five sections: Taste, Discover, Learn, Shows/Fetes and Fairs, Stay. Events will be listed in date order within the section.

You can also be part of two new features in the programme. These are themed ‘Hampshire picnic’ and ‘Pies and Pints’.

Social Media
Events will be promoted via our social media with 13.4K followers on Twitter, 1.5K on Facebook and Instagram. New for this year, we will be boosting a number of posts on Facebook to further raise awareness.

All events are listed on our website. During June and July 2016 our website had 71,466 visits, 28,653 of these were unique visits. Your listing will include a link to your website when relevant.

The festival is promoted to local and national press and has previously been featured in Jamie Magazine, Delicious magazine, and Food and Travel Magazine. An additional press launch will be held this year to reach out to new journalists. National press need event information as soon as possible so book your event in early to gain the best coverage.

Be creative
We LOVE creative and innovative food festival event ideas to keep the festival fresh and exciting. All that we ask is that the event involves local produce. The most successful events are the ones that offer something different or a unique opportunity to do or experience something. If you have an idea but need a venue, speak to us. If you have a venue but need to get producers on board, speak to us. We are here to connect local businesses so we can make the 2017 festival the best one yet!

Get involved!

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There are also opportunities to feature in special themed double page spreads (Hampshire Picnic and Pies and Pints) for Hampshire Fare members only or enhanced adverts within the STAY section.

Click here to book online

If you are unable to book online please see the attached information and booking form (Word version) (PDF version)


Send completed forms or queries to

To discuss membership or advertising in the special feature spreads or stay section please contact