Visiting

Festival opening hours

Friday 30 August 2019

  • Exhibitor stalls: 9.30am to 6pm
  • Woking Shopping Demo Theatre: 11am to 4.45pm

Saturday 31 August 2019

  • Exhibitor stalls: 9.30am to 6pm
  • Woking Shopping Demo Theatre (Jubilee Square): 10am to 4.45pm
  • Surrey Life Talks & Entertainment Tent (Gloucester Square): 10.30am to 6pm

Sunday 1 September 2019

  • Exhibitor stalls: 10am to 5.30pm
  • Woking Shopping Demo Theatre (Jubilee Square): 10am to 4.45pm
  • Surrey Life Talks & Entertainment Tent (Gloucester Square): 11am to 5.30pm

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Festival site info

Entry costs

Entry to the festival is FREE and unticketed. Some festival activities are subject to ticket prices and advance booking is recommended.

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Info point

Located at the top of the curved steps in Jubilee Square, here you can pick up a festival programme, seek extra info or help, drop off or pick up lost property and report lost children.

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Children’s wristbands

We encourage all adults responsible for young children at the festival to visit the info point to collect a free child’s wristband. The yellow paper bands include space to add a contact phone number which can then be placed on your child’s wrist. In the event of a lost child, our event team can use this to reunite the child with their parent(s) and guardian(s) more quickly.

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Age restrictions

All ages are free to attend and enjoy the festival. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult and some festival activities require an adult to be in attendance. If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, you’ll be asked to prove that you’re aged 18+ when you buy alcohol.

Dietary needs

Where possible, we have selected exhibitors which cater for specialist diets including vegetarian, vegan, halal, gluten-free and more. Detailed info can be found on each exhibitor’s profile.

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Dogs and dog owners

Furry friends on leads are welcome. However, we ask for good behaviour from dogs and owners alike.

Weather

The festival is an outdoor event which will take place come rain or shine. Please check the forecast, come dressed for the weather and bring along a refillable water bottle to keep yourself hydrated. In the event of extreme bad weather, we may cancel the event – please check our website and social media channels.

Stay hydrated with free water refills

A wide selection of town centre cafes and restaurants offer free water refills to the public. Look out for the refill logo or try using the ‘Refill’ app to find your nearest location.

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Dispose of your waste responsibly

Across the site there is a range of waste bin available. Where possible, please separate your waste and deposit in the correct wheelie bin.

  • Brown for food waste
  • Blue for recyclable packaging 
  • Black for unrecyclable packaging

Town centre roadworks

Woking town centre is currently undergoing a multi-million pound highways improvement project to enhance traffic flow in the area and make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

As a result, there are a number of diversions and highways management systems in place in order to keep traffic moving and able to access parts of the town and the borough.

View latest diversions and works info

Festival marketing

When entering Woking Food and Drink Festival, you're entering areas where promotional photography, video and audio recording will be taking place.

By entering these event areas, you're consenting to photography, audio recording, video recording, and subsequently the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction, which may be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on relevant websites, social media, or any other purpose by Woking Food and Drink Festival.

If you do not wish for your image to be captured at close range by photography, video and/or audio and use for our promotional purposes, please visit the Festival Information Point in Jubilee Square to make yourself known and pick up a 'no marketing' identification sticker.

Festival environmental approach

We’re putting in place steps to help tackle the growing environmental crisis caused by unwanted plastics and recyclable waste sent to landfill. Our future vision is to host an event which is as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible.

We’ve introduced an exhibitors’ environmental screening criteria which influenced our decision to accept or reject exhibitor applications.

At the start of the application process, every exhibitor is required to outline their use of sustainable packaging, and to pledge not to supply or reduce their plastics and polystyrene use.

This information will be checked during the festival and recorded, and the results used to inform next year’s applications.