Flavours Food Festival returns to The Glass Works Barnsley from 18th to 21st May 2023

April 13, 2023


Following its successful town centre debut last year, the popular festival will once again be taking place in The Glass Works Square.

Last year’s event attracted over 83,000 visitors and, with live cookery demonstrations, live music and a growing number of food stalls planned, organisers are excited to welcome thousands of foodies and families once again over the four-day period.

The festivities run 10am-5pm on Thursday 18 May, 10am-7pm on Friday 19 May, 10am-8pm Saturday 20 May and 11am-5pm on Sunday 21 May.

The exciting line-up of street food vendors for 2023 includes a number of delicious vegan and vegetarian options, including Jinger Drinks, The Mac Shack, Temujin Stir Fry Kings, Krazy Spuds and more

The Flavours Food Festival truly offers something for everyone and will be serving up tasty food from all corners of the globe, including Thailand, Japan, America, Italy, Turkey and, of course, our very own Yorkshire. Plus, those with a sweet tooth can look forward to irresistible treats such as churros, blondies, cookies, crepes, cheesecakes and frozen yoghurt.

There’s also a great selection of drink stalls offering up artisan coffee, craft beer, prosecco, local gins and more.

Assuming you’re still able to move after all that, you can head inside to the famous Barnsley Markets for live cookery demonstrations and taster sessions from talented local culinary experts.

Feeling suitably inspired by all that? Then Barnsley Markets is the perfect place to pick up all your fresh ingredients and produce for home cooking.

The fantastic Market Kitchen upstairs in the Markets will also be open for business as normal.

Watch the highlights from last years Flavours Food Festival here:




Confirmation of the live cooking demonstrations will be revealed soon. Look forward to a mix of healthy, cost-effective, and delicious recipes.




Big Mouth Gyoza – Japanese dumplings.

YoGo Bar – Frozen yoghurt with delicious toppings.

Puds and Bros Poutine – Traditional Canadian Poutine with chips, cheese and gravy.

2 Sisters Thai Food – Traditional Thai street food including Pad Thai Noodles, Massaman Curry and spring rolls.

Krazy Spuds – Korean street potato with a mixture of toppings.

The Mac Shack –  your favourite Mac & Cheese stall returns!

The Yorkshire Crepe Co – sweet crepes from God’s Own County.

North West Game – wild game dishes, burgers and hot dogs, all made using produce from just up the road in the northwest of England.

Istanbul Grill – Skewers, curries and traditional Turkish food will have you salivating all day long.

Pickled Porker – Pickled Porker is back at the Flavours Food Festival with pulled pork, burgers, hotdog and more.


Bottle & Co – Craft beer, real ales in a can, bottle and on draught

Tipsy Truck Company – beers, lagers, spirits and 30 gins

The Cocktail Pickers Club – craft beer, cocktails on tap, prosecco, wine and soft drinks


Gourmet Scotch Egg – Possibly the greatest scotch eggs and pork scratchings in the world!

Sweet Sisters Cakery and Fudge – Calling those with a sweet tooth… blondies, brownies, flapjack, cake jars and fudge

Fudge Fudge Wink Wink – Fudge, Fudge and more fudge! What’s not to like?

Daddy’s Cool Chilli Sauce – Daddy is back with his famous Chilli sauces!

Temujin Restuarant Stir Fry Kings – Stir fry kits, cooking sauces and oils

MKS Food Distribution – The finest selection of olives, nuts, baklava and Turkish Delight.

Castle Hill Gin – Gin and spiced rum, made right here in Yorkshire

O’Donnell Moonshine – Taking inspiration from prohibition America, these alternative and tasty alcoholic drinks are an experience for the taste buds.

Jinger Drinks – Organic, vegan ginger and turmeric concentrated drinks

Hey Sweetheart Sweet Shop – pick and mix sweets, fudge, American candy and fizzy pop

La Focaccia – Focaccia and calzoni specialists

L’taurusweet – brownies, cupcakes, rocky road, pick and mix pouches

Great British Cheese Company – food festival experts, their great selection of cheeses, pickles and sauces are great for a cheese board or a sandwich!

New York Cheesecake – The classic cheesecake specialists

Feinkost – octopus, prawns, grilled mushrooms, olives, hummus and feta cheese

La Porketta Ltd – Italian smoked pulled pork and Italian sausage

Costco – membership information

Cookie Smith – cookies, cookie pies, and cookie dough

Dave & Dave Fruit and Veg – fruit and veg specialists who also trade on the historic Barnsley Market

Racey Cakes – cupcakes, muffins, brownies, dipped fruit blondies, and cake slices

Alvi’s Homemade Indian – Indian ready meals

Cocoa Drop – artisan chocolates

The Cheesy Living Co – cheese, charcuterie, preserves, honey and hot sauces

Butternut Box – Dog food

Glittergem Face and Body Art – face painting, hair braiding and temporary tattoos!

Charles Taylor Furniture – 

Julia’s Healing Jewels – jewellery and crystals

VRJJ Candles – candles, diffusers, hand and body wash, moisturisers and more.

Woodland Trust – membership information and activities

Guide Dogs – charity sponsorship and guide dog training information


Stay tuned for more announcements over the coming days, including the line-up for our live cooking demonstrations which will be taking place every day of the festival.



With Flavours Food Festival taking place at The Glass Works, in the heart of Barnsley town centre, getting to and from the event couldn’t be easier. With 475 space car park, and excellent public transport links, have a stress-free journey every time.

By Car – Parking at The Glass Works could not be easier. The multi-storey can be found on Lambra Road, just off the Alhambra roundabout. With easy access from the motorway, Doncaster Road, and other major highways. For Satnav users, follow S70 1SF to the customer car park. Get directions here.

By bus – The Barnsley Interchange is just a short, two-minute stroll from The Glass Works, where convenient buses and coaches offer brilliant public transport links across Barnsley, the rest of South Yorkshire, and beyond. Get directions here.

By train – The Glass Works is ideally located near Barnsley’s fantastically connected train station. With regular services to Sheffield, Huddersfield, Leeds, Nottingham and more, as well as links to several outlying villages such as Darton, Wombwell, Elsecar, Chapeltown and Dodworth, the train is a great alternative to driving when coming to The Glass Works. Get directions here.

Please click here for more information on travelling to and parking at The Glass Works.


If you visit (and buy something) from a participating restaurant between Monday 8 and Wednesday 31 May, you could be in with a chance of winning one of ten £50 Barnsley Gift Cards!

The eatery will hand you a card after your purchase with a QR code. All you need to do is scan the code and fill in the short survey to enter the competition. The prize winners will be chosen at random and notified in June 2023.

Participating outlets

  • Hilton’s Cafe (Market Kitchen)
  • Lemon Tree
  • Old George
  • Rajah Foods (Market Kitchen)
  • Cheyz Toasties
  • The Old Ivy Shed Cheesecakery

More details

The competition and survey is run by Barnsley Council in compliance with UK data protection regulations. Data is stored safely and securely. This survey will help us gain a better understanding of town centre experiences. Only one entry per person, per venue is allowed.  No cash alternative is available.


Flavour Food Festival is just start of a fantastic year of events at The Glass Works and Barnsley town. Click here to find out more about Barnsley’s Big Weekend, Barnsley Garden Party, Bright Nights and Barnsley new Christmas Market.