Event Info

Smoke & Fire Festival – Colchester: The Nation’s Largest BBQ Festival Experience in the East 2021

Experience something truly innovative, exciting, engaging and memorable.

This alternative and all-inclusive food festival delivers new and exciting taste sensations, as well as sparking an everlasting interest in the alchemy and techniques of cooking with smoke and fire.

At Smoke & Fire Festival Colchester you’ll watch some of the top BBQ chefs and open-fire cookery, pitmasters’ live demonstrations and masterclasses – whilst feasting on a tremendous variety of BBQ’d and open-fire cooked food.

Still hungry? Wine and dine yourself in one of our fire-cooked or pop-up BBQ restaurants and wash it all down with a wide selection of bubbles, cocktails, wine or local craft beer.

If you’ve had enough bubbles then head on over to our mini real ale and cider festival or follow one of our taster trails.

With cooking and eating competitions to compete in and vote on, live music, DJs and dancing, children’s fun, games and entertainment, what are you waiting for?

The Friday Night Launch Party will see 15 brave souls take on The Old Agness Store CRUNCHY CHALLENGE with Crunchies supplied by The Chilli Project.



UK - Colchester Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1UG
Mayors Walk, Colchester CO1 1TJ, UK