Get ready for an infusion of the city’s best local food & drink providers; a deliverance of delectable dishes & transcending tastes.

See the legendary Heaton Park transform into an outdoor, artisan feastival, complete with some of the best international cuisine, distillates & celebrity chef demonstrations, you’ll have ever feasted your eyes upon.

Aside from signature restaurant classics, real-ale craft beers, creative cocktails concoctions & some of the UK’s tastiest street-food, the outdoor weekender, will boast a vibrant, interactive Kid’s Village, acoustic performances, crafty workshops, free-from alternatives & only the finest, freshest ingredients for foodies to sample & purchase.

With something for everyone, we can guarantee that northerners of all ages, will be sent into a hysterical, foot-stomping food dance – even the little ones won’t be able to contain their sugar-fuelled jiggles after they’ve nibbled into our double-dunked, chocolatey crisp churros. And to make our diverse plethora of treats & booze as easy to locate as possible, we’ve divided our tasty terrain into a series of clearly defined zones, for when you’re nursing a food coma & an easy-to-navigate proximity is essential. Indulge in our all-too-tempting website to uncover what’s behind each of our zesty zones.


Saturday July 7th, 10:30 to 19:30
Sunday July 8th, 10:30 to 17:30


Advanced Adult Day Pass £7.50 (£8.00 on the day)
Adult Weekend Pass £12 (£13 on the day)
Children Under 14 – FREE

We can’t wait for you all to join us in the iconic surroundings of Heaton Park this summer – July 7th & 8th!


Heaton Park
Middleton Road
Higher Blackley
M25 2SWFor sat nav use for entrances and walking times at a steady pace of 3.1km per hour (in brackets) to farm centre.

  • M25 2GT: St Margaret’s Road entrance (12 mins)
  • M25 2SW: Middleton Road entrance (10 mins)
  • M25 2SW: Smithy Lodge entrance (12 mins)
  • M25 0DL: Sheepfoot Lane entrance  (12 mins)
  • M25 1SS: Metrolink Entrance (14 Mins)
  • M25 1JH: Grand Lodge (20 mins)

See car park details.

Public transport

Metrolink offers Park and Ride car parks right across the tram network which are free to use for Metrolink customers. The Park and Rides at Bury Interchange, Radcliffe and Whitefield offer a quick and easy way to get to Heaton Park and Bowker Vale stops, both of which are within walking distance of the park. For times visit

Heaton Park is served by the x35, 59, 90, 135, 149, 156, 164 and 484 buses. Visit for more information and use the Route Explorer to plan your bus journey.

When does Manchester Eats take place?
July 7th & 8th 2018 in Heaton Park.

What are the opening times of the festival?
Saturday: 10:30 – 19:30
Sunday: 10:30 – 17:30

How much does the Festival cost?

Advance day ticket: £7.50
On the day: £8.00
Weekend advanced ticket: £12
On the day: £13
Under 14yrs: free!

Do you take credit cards at Manchester Eats?
Some exhibitors only accept cash at the Festival. Tickets on sale, are available until the week before the Festival, for payment by credit or debit card. We recommend buying your tickets online in advance, to avoid queues and to save money.

Is there a cash machine on site?

Yes – please note, the card issuer may charge a fee for withdrawals.

Do you cater for vegetarians?

We certainly do! Many of our exhibitors offer vegetarian, vegan & veggie-packed dishes for our meat-free eaters to enjoy (these will be situated in our Healthy Living section.) There will also be Gluten-Free producers exhibiting an array of organic, wheat-free selections for attendees to purchase.

Can I bring alcohol into the festival?
No, BUT there are several alcoholic outlets on-site.

Is there anything for children to do?
Yes. There is an interactive Kids Village at Manchester Eats packed with live, skill-boosting demonstrations, vintage fairground rides, sweet treats, arts & crafts, & much more. See our Family Fun section for more information.

Do children have to pay? 
All children under 14 go free!

Is Manchester Eats accessible for wheelchairs?
Unfortunately, wheelchair access is entirely weather-dependent. This is due to the festival taking place outdoors and the ground being uneven. Please feel free to get in contact with us beforehand, if you do have any specific requirements that need catering for.

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