Traders announced for Seaham Food Festival

Offering everything from loaded mac and cheese to Mediterranean mezze and sweet treats, the traders have been announced for this year’s Seaham Food Festival.

Durham County Council has confirmed more than 120 traders will be setting up shop along Seaham’s coastline on Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4.

The festival will feature a weekend full of family entertainment, delicious food and cooking demonstrations from a line-up of celebrity chefs including Rosemary Shrager, Phil Vickery and Paul Young.

Each year, thousands of visitors flock to the event to try the vast selection of dishes and produce offered by traders – many of which are based in County Durham.

This year, people will be able to enjoy street food from a variety of cuisines – from Italian, Greek and Indian to Thai, Armenian and Sicilian dishes. The festival will also feature traders selling snacks and baked goods from focaccia to gingerbread, churros, crepes, cupcakes, pies and sausages.

Festivalgoers can also visit the many bars and drinks stands selling everything from tea and coffee to cocktails, local beers, gin and rum. There will also be retailers selling a mixture of goods including plants, homeware, and pet treats and accessories.

Cllr Elizabeth Scott, Durham County Council’s cabinet member for economy and partnerships, said: “With just over a month to go, we’re excited to reveal the highly anticipated list of traders who will be selling delicious food and quality goods at Seaham Food Festival this year. We are always so proud of our independent traders and the excellent dishes and goods they produce. Our food festivals are the perfect place to showcase the culinary and creative talents we have in the county and wider region. We are also looking forward to welcoming new companies which are coming to the food festival for the first time.”

Many of the traders cater to a range of dietary requirements including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan.

For a full A-Z list of traders and dietary information, visit

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