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Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival 2022

  • Date: 2 Jun 22 - 5 Jun 22
  • Tickets:FREE

We are THRILLED to announce the return of Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival 2nd - 5th June 2022.

Exciting announcement...

We have been keeping these two lovelies on a very slow simmer since 2020 and thankfully we can now turn up the heat and share the fantastic news that celebrity chefs Rustie Lee and Jonny Marsh will be joining us for the Delicious Doncaster Food & Drink Festival 2022 The Platinum Edition!

Oh you thought that was all? We have more very exciting news for you... Because this is the Platinum Edition, of course, we had to be a little extra! We are pleased to announce that this year, in addition to the two fabulous chefs mentioned above, we have also managed to secure the one and only Ainsley Harriott which we are so excited about and we think you will be too! 

It is going to be a brilliant bank holiday weekend, checkout the schedule below to see what you can expect from the event.

TICKETS TO SEE CELEB CHEFS ARE ON SALE NOW! Buy tickets here: https://events-doncaster.merlintickets.co.uk/

SCHEDULE FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND...

Jubilee Weekend - Day 1 – Thursday 2 June

10am – 5pm - Market Square - Delicious Doncaster

Cookery Theatre featuring mouth-watering demonstrations by the staff and students from Doncaster College catering and Floristry Schools 

Highlights include the Doncaster Greatest Bake Judging takes place in the Cookery Theatre 

Midday - 10:30 pm – Sir Nigel Gresley Square - Jubilee “Live” 

Large marquee with indoor seating and bar adjacent to outdoor large screen TV with deckchair seating.

Large screen TV featuring Jubilee highlights and specially selected archive footage. Food, drink and fabulous entertainment to in association with The Harewood who are the food supplier for this part of the festival and working with Events team to supply entertainment that will wrap around the live and pre-recorded screen shows.

2pm - Mansion House steps

The Doncaster Town Crier will undertake the Proclamation announcing the lighting of the Beacon later in the day.

Beacon Lighting - 7:30pm onwards – Jubilee Live space (Sir Nigel Gresley Square)

Guests arrive for the pre lighting Ceremony Entertainment – members of the public are welcome to attend this event and the main Jubilee Live Bar will be open until 10:30pm. The VIP guests will have a section of the indoor seating reserved and light refreshments will be served as well as tea/coffee or glass of bubbly on arrival. The bar will be open for further drinks.

9:35pm 

Pipers from the South Yorkshire Pipes and Drums Band will begin the formal ceremonies for the lighting.

9:40pm

Buglers from The Hatfield and Askern Colliery Band announce the lighting with the bugle call 

9:45pm

Beacons will be lit

10:30 

Beacons will be extinguished as the bar closes for the night. 

Both sites – Street Theatre/animation


Jubilee Weekend - Day 2 – Friday 3 June

10am – 5pm - Market Square - Delicious Doncaster

Celebrity chef Ainsley will host 2 cooking demonstrations (ticketed) and 2 book signings where the public will be able to buy his latest book from us and have Ainsley sign it. There are also additional tours of the Market and meeting traders that aren’t advertised to the general public as part of the day.

Cookery Theatre Demo 1 - 11am 

Market Place Demo 2 – 2pm 

(Tickets available visitdoncaster.com or at the Tourist Information Centre)

Book Signing 1 – 12:15pm

Book Signing 2 – 3:15pm

Midday - 10:00 pm – Sir Nigel Gresley Square - Jubilee “Live” 

All day coverage of Jubilee events plus recorded highlights and local archive 12 noon – 10pm. Archive includes items of a Royal theme and also a one off military archive that we will link to the Falklands 40 publicity for the 14 June. HMS Andromeda and local links allowing us to develop interest for the 14 June event and general PR.

Both sites – Street Theatre/animation


Jubilee Weekend - Day 3 – Saturday 4 June

10am – 5pm - Market Square - Delicious Doncaster

Celebrity chefs Rustie Lee & Jonny Marsh cook up a storm in the Cookery Theatre and yet more entertainment.

Rustie Lee

Cookery Theatre Demo 1 - 11am 

Market Place Demo 2 – 2:30pm 

VIP tickets available visitdoncaster.com or at the Tourist Information Centre 

Free standing access on the day - VIP seating includes meet, greet and photo opportunity with Rustie

Rustie’s Cocktail Masterclass

Join in this cocktail making session with Rustie and guests 6pm Doncaster Wool Market

Jonny Marsh 

Cookery Theatre Demo 1 – 12:30pm

Market Place Demo 2 – 4pm

VIP tickets available visitdoncaster.com or at the Tourist Information Centre 

Free standing access on the day - VIP seating includes meet, greet and photo opportunity with Jonny

Midday - 10:00 pm – Sir Nigel Gresley Square - Jubilee “Live” 

All day coverage of Jubilee events plus recorded highlights and local archive 12 noon – 10pm. Archive includes items of a Royal theme and also a one off military archive that we will link to the Falklands 40 publicity for the 14 June. HMS Andromeda and local links allowing us to develop interest for the 14 June event and general PR.

Both sites – Street Theatre/animation

Moving Museum in attendance – details to be supplied.


Jubilee Weekend - Day 4 – Sunday 5 June


10am – 5pm - Market Square - Delicious Doncaster – The Big Lunch

Sunday sees the Big Lunch weaving Doncaster Delicious and The Platinum Jubilee together with a large town centre street party hosted by Mad Mans Munchies.

We will transform the Cookery Theatre into a pop up restaurant serving a special Jubilee Street Food Menu devised by cult local chef Cohen Panayiotis

Midday - 6 pm – Sir Nigel Gresley Square - Jubilee “Live” 

All day coverage of Jubilee events plus recorded highlights and local archive 12 noon – 6pm. Archive includes items of a Royal theme and also a one off military archive that we will link to the Falklands 40 publicity for the 14 June. HMS Andromeda and local links allowing us to develop interest for the 14 June event and general PR.

Both sites – Street Theatre/animation

Sponsorships – in kind

All three celebrity chefs’ accommodation sponsored by the Crown Hotel Bawtry

Jonny Marsh sessions sponsored by DCLT Choose Fitness

Jubilee Live Entertainment sponsored by The Harewood Doncaster

Delicious Doncaster College Day sponsored by Doncaster College


Sponsorships - other 

Lexus Cars – will have a presence in the DD area for a paid sponsorship

Big Lunch – Pop Up Restaurant – Mad Mans Munchies.

Trader information/applications please contact: Doncaster.Events@doncaster.gov.uk


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Date and time

2 Jun 22, 00:00 - 5 Jun 22, 00:00