Wirral Food & Drink Festival

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September

Birkenhead Park

11am - 5pm both days

Free to attend

Bringing together an abundance of local producers and celebrity chefs from Wirral and beyond, the all-new Wirral Food & Drink Festival presents a two-day gastronomic experience for food and drink lovers in Birkenhead Park.

With elements curated by nationally renowned Wirral-born chef, Paul Askew of The Art School Restaurant, the Festival will be a showcase of what Wirral has to offer from field to fork.

Set against the backdrop of one of Wirral's most celebrated and beautiful Green Flag parks, this is not to be missed, with something for all the family alongside fantastic art and entertainment and the mouth-watering array of food and drink on offer.

This event is part of a jam-packed weekend in Wirral with Birkenhead Park as the hub for a number of stellar events. This event will take place as part of a September to remember at the park alongside Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Birkenhead Park on Saturday 7 September, Lightning Seeds, The Christians & China Crisis on Sunday 8 September followed by OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Wednesday 11 September.

Chef Demos


12.30 - 1pm: Paul Askew, The Art School Restaurant

1.30 - 2pm: Richard Collingwood, The Lawns Restaurant

2.45 - 3.15pm: Paul Da Costa Greaves, Koppert Cress


12.30 - 1pm: Ellis Barrie, The Marram Grass

1.30 - 2pm: Paul Askew, The Art School Restaurant

2.45 - 3.15pm: Tommy Heaney, Heaney's Restaurant

Acoustic Stage


11am - 12pm: Jo Pue Acoustic Set

12.15 - 1.45pm: The Stirlings

2 - 3.30pm: Rachel Holland

3.45 - 5.15pm: Harrison Drive

5.30 - 6.30pm: Jo Pue Acoustic Set


11 - 11.20am: Matthew Trought

11.30am - 12.15pm: Adam J

12.30 - 1.15pm: Poppy Smailes & Helena Calvert

1.30 - 2pm: Kaboodle

2.15 - 3pm: The Luminelles

3.15 - 4pm: Erin Moxham

4.15 - 5pm: 2 Black Sheep

5.15 - 6pm: The Heywood Sisters

6 - 6.30pm: Matt Lammin

Festival Field Marquee (Saturday)

Main Stage (Sunday)

11.30am - 12.30pm: Wirral Symphonic Wind Band

1.15 - 2.15pm: Pop Vox

11.15am - 12.15pm: Wirral Choir Extravaganza

12.45 - 1.30pm: Celtic Collaboration

2 - 3pm: Speakeasy Bootleg Band

3.30 - 4.30pm: JC and The Two-Steps

Storytelling - from local writers and storytellers


11.30am - 12.15pm: Rebecca Blinston (in FINSA Pavilion)

2 - 3pm: Rob Keeley (in Visitor Centre)

3 - 4pm: Ali Harwood (in FINSA Pavilion)

Children must be accompanied


11.30am - 12.15pm: Rebecca Blinston (in FINSA Pavilion)

2 - 3pm: Rob Keeley (in Visitor Centre)

3 - 4pm: Sue Povall (in FINSA Pavilion)

Getting there

Train: Birkenhead Park train station is a short walk away from the Ashville Road entrance gate. Turn right onto Duke Street on exiting the station, continue straight, across Park Road North onto Ashville Road. The entrance gate will be clearly signposted.

Purchase a Day Saver ticket in advance for unlimited travel between all zones. Visit Merseyrail.org for more info.

Bus: Arriva North West runs a network of local bus services across Merseyside and The Wirral, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. You can buy tickets and find all the information you need to make travelling by Arriva buses in the North West easy by visiting www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-west

Ferry: Travel to Woodside Ferry Terminal in style on the world-famous Mersey Ferry. Ferries run from 10am to 6pm from Pier Head Liverpool, visit the Mersey Ferries website for more info.

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