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Camperfest 2024


The organisers of the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival regret to announce the cancellation of the camping element of the festival, scheduled for March 28th – April 1st, 2024, at Chester Racecourse.

This difficult decision was made following a recent assessment by the Chester Racecourse grounds team, who deemed the camping area unsuitable for use due to current ground conditions.

All ticket holders who purchased camping packages will be contacted directly. They will be offered a full refund or the option to transfer their booking to the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival in 2025.

We are pleased to confirm that the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival itself will proceed as planned! 

The Perfect Bank Holiday

CamperFest, approaching its 13th year, is a great Easter camping weekend in city of Chester and runs alongside the Chester Food and Drink Festival, located right in the heart of Chester, on the beautiful Chester Racecourse. The setting is simply stunning. In the shadow of the Roman Walls, with the River Dee as your backdrop and the beautifully manicured grounds of the best attended racecourse in the UK. There is no other event like it and no other event where you can camp right in the middle of the city.

Camperfest - The Facts

Thirteen years of Camperfest on the Roodee! We can’t believe it and the event gets more and more popular with more pitches added in the last two years. This is a short summary of some of the key facts about Camperfest. Read on to learn the benefits of this amazing festival, its connection to the Chester Food and Drink Festival and everything on offer. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Festival Fun for Everyone

As part of your stay you are invited to visit Easter’s largest Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival for FREE, a foodie heaven right on your doorstep and daily unlimited admission is included in your booking. There are cooking demonstrations from top chefs, free cooking classes for adults and kids, and so much more. Its four hours of family fun and its free to Camperfest visitors. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Merchandise will be available for CamperFest!

Yes folks, for the first time this year you will be able to order your own stylish merchandise for Camperfest 2024!

Things to do in Chester

Out and about in Chester is such fun and all within walking distance of the Racecourse. below is a list of activities so that you have plenty to do when you are not at the UK’s no 1 Food and Drink Festival.

Camperfest Key Events

There is so much to see and do. Here are some of the time lines of what we get up to over the 4 days, but please note we will keep adding new and fun things as time goes on.

Find out what's going on at The Taste Chester Food & Drink Festival

Your camping booking includes FREE entry to the festival!

Food, drink & entertainment awaits you! Check out the Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival website or take a look below!

What's on


We’ve seen many celebrity chef headliners grace our Chef demonstration stage, alongside local chef talent from Cheshire’s best restaurants, pubs and hotels.

Take a look at the chefs coming to our festival in 2024.

Kids Cooking Classes

They love to cook but can be fussy eaters and tend to love junk food. The Academy of Culinary Arts aims to teach children the importance of healthy eating and how to cook by getting messy and having fun!

Don’t forget to register!

Adult Cooking Classes

Come and join us at the FREE hands on Adult Cooking Classes  

More exciting details, to be announced!


Over 150 exhibitors highlight the best the county, region and country has to offer and means that for you, the visitor, it is simply a wonderful culinary experience.