Dates announced for 2023 Seaham Food Festival

Traders are being invited to be part of one of the North East’s most popular food festivals.

Durham County Council has confirmed this year’s Seaham Food Festival will take place Saturday August 5 and Sunday August 6 with hundreds of independent stalls selling everything from sensational street food and delicious desserts to refreshing beverages once again.

The festival will also feature a series of cookery demonstrations from a star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs, as well as a packed programme of family entertainment. It will also be supported by England Coast’s Year of the Coast 2023, celebrating seaside regions across the UK.

Trader applications are now open, and businesses are being encouraged to submit their interest early (here). Vendors are asked to include as much information as possible about their business in their application, including latest news and awards, images of their set up, links to social media and their menu.

Cllr Elizabeth Scott, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for economy and partnerships, said: “While the summer may seem far away, now is the perfect time for traders and food vendors to plan their event schedules. Seaham Food Festival not only attracts thousands of visitors over the weekend, but we also get interest from lots of businesses which want to showcase their fantastic produce. This time, we want to open our applications early to give traders as much opportunity as possible to get involved.”

Businesses have until Friday February 17 to submit their application online at

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