Smoke & Fire Festival 2021

20.08.2021 to 22.08.2021

Castle Park

From £12.50

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Smoke & Fire Festival 2021

Castle Park

6:30pm to 10:30pm
20 August 2021


Smoke & Fire Festival 2021

Castle Park

6:30pm to 10:30pm
20 August 2021



Date Time  

20 August 2021 6:30pm to 10:30pm Book Now

21 August 202110:30am to 8:30pm Book Now

22 August 202110:30am to 6:30pm Book Now

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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?


Friday – Gates Open: 18:30 | Event Ends: 22:30
Saturday – Gates Open: 10:30 | Event Ends: 20:30
Sunday – Gates Open: 10:30 | Event Ends: 18:30

Castle Park

  • Accessibility

    • Blue badge and disabled car parking is available in the High Street and Castle Street. Most areas of the Park are fully accessible on tarmac paths. However, as a historic landscape, some areas are only accessible by steps – these are the fishpond area and bandstand podium.

  • Public Transport

    • By train: Colchester Castle Park is a 10-minute walk from Colchester (Town) Station along Queens Street – head for the castle, the park is located just behind. Alternatively, we are a 20-minute walk from the main Colchester (North) Station.
    • By bus: Colchester Bus Station is located on Osborne Street in the Town Centre and runs regular services locally and regionally. There is also a Park and Ride from the A12 at junction 28.

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  • Find Us

    • Colchester Castle Park, High St, Colchester CO1 1UG