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We’re all foodies in Normandy, so it’s no surprise our vast variety of food festivals are some of the best in France! Join us for mouth-watering regional cuisine, street food, artisanal produce, chef demos, tastings, live music and entertainment. Here are all our favourite food festivals taking place in 2023.

Apple and Cider festivals

APPLE FESTIVAL: VIMOUTIERs (Orne)

14-15 October 2023 – Apple festival with apple tart competition and tastings

CIDER FESTIVAL: BEUVRON-EN-AUGE (Calvados)

22 October2023 – Major cider festival in one of Normandy’s ‘most beautiful villages

APPLE, CIDER AND CHEESE FESTIVAL: CONCHES-EN-OUCHE (Eure)

29 October 2023 – A celebration of all things apple, cider and cheese

TRADITIONAL CIDER FESTIVAL: LE SAP (Orne)

11-12 November 2023 – Traditional cider festival with apple pressing demos, mulled cider, a market and more

Fête du cidre et de la pomme à Beuvron-en-Auge

Cheese Festivals

CHEESE FESTIVAL: Cambremer (Calvados)

6-7 May 2023 – Festival celebrating all of Normandy’s PDO-certified products

FÊTE DU FROMAGE: PONT-L’éVêQUE (Calvados)

18-21 May 2023  – A celebration of Normandy’s four most famous cheeses, among others

Fête du fromage: TOUFFREVILLE-SUR-EU (Seine-Maritime)

4 June 2023 – A celebration of Normandy cheeses

Fête du Camembert: Orbec (Calvados)

4 June 2023 – A celebration of Normandy’s most famous cheese!

Foire aux Fromages: LIVAROT (Calvados)

5-6 August 2023 – A celebration of all cheeses

Fête du Fromage (Seine-Maritime): NEUFCHATEL

17 September 2023 – A celebration of local Neufchâtel cheese

AOP cheese platter

Seafood Festivals

PARTY SHELL: Trouville-sur-mer (Calvados)

2-3 December 2023 – Cooking demonstrations, tastings, entertainment… But also the shell market

Toute la mer sur un plateau: Granville (Manche)

7-8 October 2023 – Huge seafood festival around the old port with over fifty stalls, tastings and entertainment galore

Fête de la Crevette: Honfleur (Calvados)

14-15 October 2023  – Shrimp festival with sea shanties and shrimp peeling competitions

Scallop festivals: Ouistreham, VILLERS-SUR-MER (Calvados)

Ouistreham: 21-22 October 2023

Villers-sur-Mer: 28-29 October 2023

Le Gout du large: PORT-EN-BESSIN (Calvados)

11-12 November 2023  – Scallop and seafood festival

Herring and scallops festivals: LE TRéPORT, Lieurey, Dieppe, SAINT-VALERY-EN-CAUX and FéCAMP (Seine-Maritime and Eure)

Le Tréport: 11-12 November 2023

Lieurey: 11 November 2023

Dieppe: 18-19 November 2023

Saint-Valery-en-Caux: 19 November 2023

Fécamp: 25-26 November 2023

Préparation de harengs grillés à la Foire au hareng et à la coquille St Jacques de Dieppe

Other food festivals

Foire au Boudin: Mortagne-au-Perche (Orne)

18 March 2023 – Home to boudin, it’s only right that Normandy should have its own annual black pudding festival

Foire de Lessay: lessay (Manche)

8-10 September 2023 – An impressive horse and cattle fair attracting over 400,000 visitors every year

Mycologiades internationales: Bellême (Orne)

28 September – 1st October 2023 – Mushroom foraging in the forest, exhibitions and competitions

Fête du Ventre et de la Gastronomie normande: Rouen (Seine-Maritime)

14-15 October 2023 – An overall celebration of Normandy’s culinary traditions

Fête de l’andouille: Vire (Calvados)

28-29 October 2023 – Festival celebrating Vire’s chitterling sausage