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 2020.

Apple and Cider festivals

Foire de la Pomme: VIMOUTIERs (Orne)

17-18 October – Apple festival with apple tart competition and tastings

FÊTE DU CIDRE: BEUVRON-EN-AUGE (Calvados)

18 October – Major cider festival in one of Normandy’s ‘most beautiful villages in France

FÊTE DE LA POMME, DU CIDRE ET DU FROMAGE: CONCHES-EN-OUCHE (Eure)

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

Fête du Cidre à l’ancienne: LE SAP (Orne)

7-8 November – 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

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

8-10 May – A celebration of Normandy’s four most famous cheeses, among others

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

31 May – A celebration of Normandy cheeses

Fête du Camembert: Orbec (Calvados)

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

Foire aux Fromages: LIVAROT (Calvados)

1-2 August – A celebration of all cheeses

Fête du Fromage (Seine-Maritime): NEUFCHATEL

20 September – A celebration of local Neufchâtel cheese

AOP cheese platter

Seafood Festivals

Fête de la Mer et du Maquereau: Trouville-sur-mer (Calvados)

8-9 August – Seafood and mackerel festival

Toute la mer sur un plateau: Granville (Manche)

26-27 September – Huge seafood festival around the old port with over fifty stalls, tastings and entertainment galore

Fête de la Crevette: Honfleur (Calvados)

3-4 October – Shrimp festival with sea shanties and shrimp peeling competitions

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

Ouistreham: 17-18 October 

Villers-sur-Mer: 24-25 October

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

7-8 November – Scallop and seafood festival

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

Le Tréport: 7-8 November

Lieurey: 11 November

Dieppe: 14-15 November

Saint-Valery-en-Caux: 22 November

Fécamp: 28-29 November

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)

13-15 March – Home to boudin, it’s only right that Normandy should have its own annual black pudding festival

Les rencontres de Cambremer: Cambremer (Calvados)

2-3 May – Festival celebrating all of Normandy’s PDO-certified products

Foire de Lessay: lessay (Manche)

11-13 September – An impressive horse and cattle fair attracting over 400,000 visitors every year

Mycologiades internationales: Bellême (Orne)

1-4 October – Mushroom foraging in the forest, exhibitions and competitions

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

17-18 October – An overall celebration of Normandy’s culinary traditions

Fête de l’andouille: Vire (Calvados)

30 October-1 November – Festival celebrating Vire’s chitterling sausage