Festivals in Hampshire

Jul 06, 2022
Festivals in Hampshire
Hampshire is one of the UK’s top festival spots. From great food to outstanding live music, the Hampshire festival scene offers plenty of delights. Whether you’re new to festivals or a complete regular, there are plenty to look forward to this year. Keep reading for our list of the top seven festivals in Hampshire.

Hampshire Food Festival


Date: 1st July to 31st July 2022


If you’re a total foodie, check out Hampshire Food Festival this July. Originally just a weekend event, this festival has transformed into a month-long programme of events, celebrating everything food-related. Here, you can sample the very best of Hampshire’s food and enjoy pop-up stalls, chef’s demonstrations, special menus and much more.

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show


Date: 26th July to 28th July 2022


Attracting more than 90,000 visitors each year, the New Forest and Hampshire County Show is one of Hampshire’s most popular festivals. This agricultural event is hosted in Brockenhurst, right in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Run by 500 volunteers, it features a range of livestock competitions, equestrian classes, and horticultural displays. It’s a good way to learn more about the New Forest and have fun with friends and family.

Sherfield Beer Festival


Date: 24th September 2022


Looking for beer festivals in Hampshire? There’s no better event to attend than Sherfield Beer Festival, located in Sherfield on Loddon. Here, you can try out a huge variety of delicious beers, ciders, and real ales, sourced from local breweries throughout the area. There will also be a hog roast and live bands.


Sherfield on Loddon is a charming rural parish in North Hampshire. Its beer festival is held annually and is an excellent opportunity for people to get together and socialise.



Date: 26th August to 28th August 2022


Victorious is a three-day musical festival located on the picturesque Southsea seafront in Portsmouth. This year, the festival will welcome a host of renowned artists to its stage, such as Stereophonics, Paolo Nutini, and Sam Fender. As well as superb live music, you can enjoy tasty food and real ales, and watch great comedy acts. There’s also children’s entertainment and activities – ideal if you’re visiting with the little ones.

The Festival of Music


Date: 19th to 20th August 2022


Set in Exbury Gardens, New Forest, the Festival of Music is the place to enjoy brilliant music in idyllic surroundings. This Hampshire garden festival featured a sell-out concert in 2021, and it’s expected to be just as spectacular this year. Get ready for music from the likes of 21st Century Queen, Elton John, and ABBA, all performed in the heart of the gardens.

Wickham Festival


Date: 4th August to 7th August


Located on the outskirts of the historic village of Wickham, Wickham Festival is a four-day music and arts event. Head to this beautiful rural location to enjoy wonderful live music, comedy acts, food stalls and craft stalls. You can choose to visit for a day or camp out and stay the whole weekend. There’s something for everyone at this iconic Hampshire festival.

Winchester Hat Fair


Date: 1st July to 3rd July 2022


Winchester Hat Fair is a family-friendly festival set in the beautiful cathedral city of Winchester. Now the UK’s longest-running outdoor arts festival, it provides a varied programme of amazing street performances, live music and fun activities. Winchester Hat Fair is free to attend and offers entertainment for kids and adults alike.


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