Published on 16/02/18

Our vision for a bigger and better Colmore Food Festival

The annual Colmore Food Festival could get even bigger and better as part of plans to attract more visitors to the Business District during the summer.

Arranged by the BID, Colmore Food Festival has established itself as one of the UK’s biggest free-entry food festivals.

The number of visitors attending has grown considerably over the years from 5,000 in 2011 to 30,000 in 2017.

The BID team is not resting on its laurels and is working with leading events organisers to make it a family-friendly attraction over two days.

The look of the Festival could also change, with colourful beach huts and performers to re ect the summer vibe. The weekend of food stalls, cookery demonstrations and live performances will continue
to provide a platform for Business District food and beverage businesses to showcase their culinary delights to thousands of diners.

Colmore Food Festival 2017 gave Business District newcomers Gusto, The Alchemist, 200 Degrees Co ee and Gaucho a chance to showcase menus to their new neighbours.

The BID partnered with I Choose Birmingham to help promote the Festival and national food magazine Delicious for a VIP competition.

Colmore Food Festival 2017 secured more than £22,000 of regional press coverage in print, online and through broadcast media.