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Chow Down Monthly Food Festival Returns to Halifax’s Piece Hall

Chow Down Monthly Food Festival Returns to Halifax’s Piece Hall

Following last year’s stellar run, mammoth food and drink festival Chow Down returns to the Piece Hall in Halifax. 

MAY WEEKENDER:           24th/25th/26th/27th
JULY WEEKENDER:          26th/27th/28th
AUGUST WEEKENDER:   23rd/24th/25th/26th

Last summer’s biggest Northern food festival is back at the iconic Piece Hall for three iconic festival weekenders this summer, with two big Bank Holiday weekends bookending a summer of festivals during May, July and August.

With more than 120,000 punters attending last year to enjoy wonderful summer weekends of independent food and drink stalls and pop-ups, live music and general, family-friendly fun, Chow Down went down in history as the only place to be, for one weekend of every month throughout last summer. The plan can only be to get bigger and better for 2019!

Chow Down Halifax Street Food

What to expect from Chow Down Halifax?

A whole host of amazing food vendors; expect the usual calibre of amazingly diverse cuisines from across the world, with food for every palate and every diet.

Chow Down Trader Line Up | 24th – 27th May 2019

  • What’s Your Beef – finalists in the National Burger Awards, this burger-flinging duo deliver gourmet deliciousness around the North of England.
  • Oh My Glaze – a man with a pan serving wraps, wings and delicious things usually across the North West.
  • Blue Caribou – stars of My Million Pound Menu serving authentic Québec Canadian poutine with squeeky cheese curds and a dash of British style.
  • Churrasco Grill – one of Liverpool’s leading steakhouses serving sliders, steaks, mac ‘n’ cheese and more from their Little Rasco trailer.
  • Dapur Malaysia – beautiful malaysian dishes inspired by flavours from mum’s kitchen.
  • Doh Hut – British St. Food Award Champions offering up their gourmet “dangerously delicious doughnuts.”
  • The Sausage Box – the greatest sausage street-food in Yorkshire, quality local produce with international flavours.
  • Tacoporium – fresh, vibrant and colourful soft shell tacos inspired by Mexico and beyond!
  • Caribbean Cafe – exotic flavours of the Caribbean featuring jerk chicken and vegan

Chow Down is also going on tour this year, with an Easter Weekender and a June Weekender (28th-30th) at the wonderful heritage guest site, Lincoln Castle!

Simon Fogal, founder of Chow Down and Leeds Indie Food: “We loved Chow Down last year, and by the looks of the footfall, so did all of our guests! So we thought it was only right to bring it back for 2019. As well as our guest weekenders site in Lincoln, we’re so happy to be back in the stunning environment of Halifax’s Piece Hall.

Expect live music, DJs, workshops and more family activities, alongside your massive helpings of amazing food and drinks  – don’t worry, Chow Down has got these summer weekends covered!” 

Nicky Chance-Thompson, Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust:

“We are really pleased that The Piece Hall will once again host the hugely successful food festival Chow Down following their debut here last year.  It was the place to be to soak up all that glorious sunshine, with amazing food and drink pop-ups from across the North, alongside great music and activities, attracting around 120,000 people over four weekends. Even if we don’t get that astounding weather again (though fingers are firmly crossed), there’s no doubt that this summer’s three festival weekenders will be packed with fabulous food and fun for all ages.”

Chow Down Halifax Cocktails


24th/25th/26th/27th May 2019
26th/27th/28th July 2019
23rd/24th/25th/26th August 2019


Friday – Sunday: 11.00 am – 10.00  pm
Monday: 10.00 am – 8.00  pm


The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE – 01422 525222


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Written by

Jonathan Harris


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