FAQs - Seaham Food Festival


Will I need a ticket for Seaham Food Festival?

You don’t need a ticket to visit the festival and stalls.

GINGO and Little Dot Dishes workshops are paid ticket events. Tickets can be purchased up to 12 noon on Friday 7 June through this website. After this time, subject to availability, they can be purchased directly from the workshop areas on-site. Please see your show guide or ask a member of the team on arrival for direction to Gingo or Little Dot Dishes areas.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are welcome at the festival but please be aware that a large number of people attend the festival. We would recommend that dogs are kept are on a lead. Please clean up after your dog.

I have mobility issues. Is special parking provided?

All the park and ride buses have accessible facilities and disabled bus pass holders can travel for free.

Where can I find out information about road closures for the festival?

See the visiting page for more information.

Businesses and residents who are affected by the road closures should receive information letters with further details. If you haven’t received a letter, and think you are affected, please contact seahamfoodfestivalcomms@durham.gov.uk.

What’s the best way to visit the festival?

We strongly advise that you use public transport or the park and ride which will operate from Spectrum Business Park, so you don’t have to worry about where to park your car and are less likely to get stuck in traffic jams.

See the visiting page for more information on getting to Seaham.

I have mobility issues, where can I find out information about how to get around?

Seaham is generally an accessible town and all food traders are at ground level on the Green, at Seaham’s sea front.  Accessible toilet facilities will be available on both days.

Where can I find out information about road closures for the festival?

See the visiting page for more information.

Where can I find public find toilets?

There will be portable toilets located throughout the Seaham Food Festival site.

What music will there be at the festival

There will be pop-up live music areas around the festival for visitors to enjoy. The informal performances will come from musicians from a huge range of genres. This includes BRASS favourite band Loud Noises and singer/songwriter Jamie Farrell on Saturday and John Adams and Dammit Jack on Sunday.

I want to take a large coach party to the festival, how do I do this?

There are drop off points at all regular bus stops, but please do take into account that road closures are in place in the market place.