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Taste of the Wight Events

Taste of the Wight Events

Events are a big part of the Isle of Wight, and not reserved for just the summer months. Our love of food is showcased throughout the year through a series of events from the legendary Garlic Festival in August to the many Christmas Markets over the winter months, you are spoilt for choice!
Whether you visit an organised food festival or not, you wont miss the amazing fresh local produce on offer across the Island.

Here are our picks of our great foodie events:
(but if you think we are missing anything, please give us a shout on or call us on 01983 200336)

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July 2017

Summer Shindig: Sundowners & Shenanigans

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tapnell Farm,
Newport Road
Yarmouth,Isle of WightPO41 OYJUnited Kingdom
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We're kicking off the summer in style, with our Sundowners and Shenanigans Summer Shindig on Thursday 27th July from 5pm. Summer Shindigs return to The Cow Co. Restaurant at Tapnell Farm, every Thursday evening from the 27th July until the 31st August! Join us to watch an epic sunset with live music, lawn games, outdoor inflatables and tasty refreshments perfect for all the family to enjoy, from toddlers to teens and grandparents. Relax on the lawn and chill out to…

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August 2017

V-Dub Island

August 11 - August 13
South Fairlee Farm,
South Fairlee Farm, Newport, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight,Isle of WightPO30 2JUUnited Kingdom
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V-DUB Festival, Taste of the Wight

Hello Friends! V-Dub Island takes place on the Isle of Wight offering a fun packed weekend for V-Dub enthusiasts and music lovers alike. Our family camping festival provides you with a whole heap of music and entertainment with fun for all ages. Expect fun in the form of Show & Sine, Run to the Surf, Cooking in a Camper and of course, The Big Drive Out.

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Jack Up the 80’s

August 12 - August 13
Smallbrook Stadium,
Smallbrook Stadium, Ashey Road, RYDE
Ryde,PO33 4BHUnited Kingdom
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Jack up the 80s

The biggest 80s festival to rock the Isle of Wight is back for a a fifth year! Hold on to your 80s ra-ra skirts for a little while longer and don’t chuck your roller boots away just yet, as the Isle of Wight is gearing itself up for the ultimate feel-good festival! Jack Up The 80s is a two-day retro pop festival in its fifth year and provides a family weekend of musical entertainment from household chart names, food, attractions, kids arts…

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The Garlic Festival

August 19 - August 20
Fighting Cocks Crossroads,
, Bathingbourne Lane, SANDOWN, Isle Of Wight,
Sandown, PO36 0LUUnited Kingdom
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The Garlic Farm

Set against a beautiful backdrop of rolling green hills and farmland, the Garlic Festival is located just outside of Newchurch at the heart of the stunning Isle of Wight. Our show is food and entertainment at its very best. A vast array of eats, sights and sounds to suit all tastes and ages. The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is the islands biggest summer show and simply the best day out for all the family. Entertainment includes: Huge garlic marquees…

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September 2017

Wolverton Manor Garden Fair

September 2 - September 3
Wolverton Manor,
Isle of Wight,PO30 3JSUnited Kingdom
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Wolverton Garden Fair, Taste of the Wight

The biggest and best Garden Fair on the Island. Packed full of Island and Mainland garden nurseries, arts and craft exhibits, wildlife and conservation, falconry displays, dog shows, lots of children's entertainment, refreshments, Elizabthan re-enactors, music and much much more.

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Carvery Night at IW Steam Railway

September 9
IW Steam Railway,
The Railway Station, Havenstreet Main Rd, Havenstreet,
Ryde ,Isle of WightPO33 4DSUnited Kingdom
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Chill-out on a late summer evening. Take 'The Sundowner' for a relaxing trip through the evening countryside and book a table in the Calbourne Room for a special two course carvery supper. A real treat on a summer evening! For the carvery supper there are sittings at 6pm and 7.45pm which must be booked in advance. Please note: Trains will be running through the day as normal and will be followed by a special timetable of evening trains.

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The Sweetcorn Fayre

September 23 - September 24
Arreton Barns,
Main Road
Arreton,Isle of WightPO30 3AAUnited Kingdom
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Sweetcorn , Taste of the Wight

The 11th annual Sweetcorn Fayre returns this September to Arreton Barns. Expect tonnes of sweetcorn plus entertainment in the form of live music, kids activities, local food, arts & crafts and special appearance from Bob the Cob and his new wife Connie!    

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Bembridge Harbour Food Festival

September 23 - September 24
Bembridge Harbour,
The Duver, Bembridge
Isle of Wight ,PO33 1YBUnited Kingdom
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Bembridge Harbour Food Festival 2017

The 'third year' of Bembridge Harbour Food Festival. A great event to celebrate all food & drink related businesses on the Isle of Wight.... over Isle of Wight Day weekend :-)

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Cider & Cheese Festival at IW Steam Railway

September 23 @ 11:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
IW Steam Railway,
The Railway Station, Havenstreet Main Rd, Havenstreet,
Ryde ,Isle of WightPO33 4DSUnited Kingdom
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Welcome to our 1st ever Cider & Cheese weekend as you relax in the ambience of Havenstreet Station try a pint of Cider and watch the trains go by. The Cider Bar will be open from 11- 5pm each day.

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October 2017

IW Classic Beer & Buses Weekend

October 14 - October 15
Various Venues
Beer and buses for taste of the wight

Classic Buses operating free heritage services between Pubs serving Real Ales. Or walk between pubs if you prefer.

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