Food Festivals 2020 - Visiting The Seaham Food Festival 2020
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The new Seaham Food Festival will be coming to the coast on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2019.

Set in the lively harbour town, the festival will bring a host of culinary delights to Durham’s heritage coast, with top chefs, fabulous traders and producers, and tasty demonstrations to get the taste buds tingling.

A truly tempting treat awaits with live music and attractions, plus lots to see and do for the kids.

Make sure you save the date and don’t miss a world of fantastic foods and cuisines.

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The Seaham Food Festival will take place again in 2020 – stay tuned for date announcements. We will also announce travel arrangements closer to the festival. To keep up to date with our announcements sign up to our newsletter.

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We will have more information about visiting Seaham Food Festival closer to the event, so watch this space.

The festival will be located on The Green on Seaham sea front.  Open 10.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday 8 and 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 9.

Why not leave the car at home and jump on the train, as Seaham train station (10 minutes walk from the sea front), is on the Carlisle to Middlesbrough train line?  This means if you’re from Carlisle, Hexham, Corbridge or Wylam, Newcastle or Sunderland or Hartlepool, Stockton or Middlesbrough, you can have a relaxing day out with no need to drive.

For more information on train times and fares



The park and ride buses are all wheelchair accessible and will run every ten minutes between Spectrum Business Park (SR7 7TT) in Seaham and East Cliff Road in the town centre. Signs directing road users to the Spectrum will be on display on all major approach roads into the town.

On Saturday, the first bus will leave the business park at 9.30am and the last bus will leave at 4.30pm. The last return bus will leave the festival at 5.30pm.

On Sunday, the first bus will leave Spectrum at 9.30am and the last bus will leave at 3.30pm. The final bus will return from the festival at 4.30pm. Drop of and pick up points at the festival site are the same.

Return tickets cost £2 for adults, 50 pence for children aged six to 15 years and are free for concessions and youngsters aged five and under.


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Visiting Seaham
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Seaham is a lively coastal town set along the cliffs of Durham’s Heritage coast line. Originally an agricultural farming community, which rose to fame in 1815 with the marriage of local landowners daughter, Anne Isabelle Milbanke to Lord Byron at Seaham Hall.

Steeped in history the town is home to St Mary the Virgin Church, one of the UKs oldest surviving churches and Seaham Hall, now a luxurious hotel and spa. 

Seaham Harbour has been much improved from its early routes dating back to 1815, when it was originally built for transport and trade. Seaham Harbour is now a place of leisure with local cafes and retailers. The harbour is also home to the Lifeboat House and heritage Centre, featuring the original George Elmy Lifeboat. 

Take in the beautiful and scenic views with a stroll along the costal footpath. The festival itself will feature around the famous ‘Tommy’ statue, by local artist Ray Lonsdale commemorating World War One, proudly standing on the coastline. 

Seaham coastal restoration project, Turning the Tide came joint winners for the Outstanding Achievement in Regeneration in the 2002 annual Royal Institution of Surveyors awards. 

Further a field

The Food Festival takes place on the stunning, historic Heritage Coast, but venture further afield and experience Durham City and the Durham Dales. 

Visit Durham City and take in the breathtaking Durham Cathedral and Castle – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delve further into the county’s past at amazing attractions including Beamish Museum and Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon in the Vale of Durham, and Killhope in the Durham Dales. And if you’re a culture vulture then seek out the fantastic fine and decorative art collections inside The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. 

If you prefer the outdoors then you’ll find breathtaking views, walking and cycling routes galore amongst Durham’s stunning countryside and coastal areas. Explore Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding National Beauty – a picture perfect landscape of moors, hills, valleys and rivers – and home to High force – one of England’s most impressive waterfalls. Or pack your hiking boots and head to the Durham Coast for dramatic sea views along the costal footpath.  

Seaham Food Festival is part of #Durham19, a year-long campaign led by Visit County Durham, the council and other partners to celebrate the many cultural events taking place across the county this year. To find out more, visit 

Seaham Further Afield
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