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Red Funnel Cowes Food Show

Celebrating Isle of Wight Produce!

The Red Funnel Cowes Food Shows highlight the very best in local Isle of Wight produce from organically grown tomatoes and oak smoked garlic, to freshly baked artisan bread and delicious dairy ice cream.  We also showcase talented local chefs and home-cooking experts through our interactive Cookery Theatre. Our show also features a great choice of Isle of Wight Arts and Crafts so you can get some truly unique gifts.

Cowes Christmas Festival

Island Producers

The Isle of Wight is a revelation for food lovers with treats and surprises round every corner. From farmers to fisherman, bakers to brewers, the Island has an extraordinary selection of first class producers. From Gold Award Winning cheese to sausages  championed by Jamie Oliver. So tuck-in to a season of fresh produce and get a taste of the good life on the Isle of Wight.

The Island is also a hotbed of art, design and craft talent, many with serious eco-credentials.  From hand-blown unique glass ornaments and prints to sustainably produced clothing there is a great choice of unique gifts available on the Island.

Find out more Eating Out Guide

The Food Show is right in the heart of Cowes, so why not explore this beautiful sailing town.  There's a great selection of Pubs, Restaurant, Boutique shopping and more.  Or take the floating bridge over to East Cowes to visit Osborne House, Queen Victoria's Island retreat.

More about West Cowes More about East Cowes

The next Cowes Food Show is located at the Cowes Yacht Haven in the heart of Cowes, just a 25 minute crossing on Red Funnel’s Red Jet from Southampton. 


Getting There

Getting there

Check out our event special ferry offers at the top of this page and hand it in on arrival in Southampton.


Here are a list of exhibitors who were at our Cowes Christmas Festival:

  • Adgestone vineyard
  • Angelique Angel Readings
  • Ash Greek Olives
  • Axby and Hirst
  • Biscuit Village
  • Bramble and Berry
  • Calbourne Classics/Real Island Food
  • Real Island Food
  • Chocolate Mad Cowes
  • Cliff and Cuff Ltd - The Constant Doodler
  • Elizabeth Habens Textiles Workshop
  • Emma From the Beach Hut
  • Exclusively Christine
  • Fire and Passion
  • Goddards
  • I Love That Design
  • IoW Bacon
  • IoW Cushions
  • IoW Espresso
  • Island Ales
  • Isle of Fudge
  • Isle of Wight Calendar
  • Isle of Wight Shortbread (CFO Foods)
  • Joe Ellis Trust
  • Julie Sajous Plastercasts and Acrylic
  • Mayflower Theatre
  • Miss Dotty
  • Moda Accessories
  • Pinks Foods
  • Pretty and Practical
  • Remedial Oils
  • Sharon Orchard
  • The Garlic Farm
  • The Glass Art Studio (Claire Fabio) 
  • The Singing Crafter
  • Thermomix (Malcy)
  • Tipsy Wight
  • Toft Porcelain
  • Treclaimed
  • Ventnor Botanic Garden
  • Wight Kitchen
  • Wight Mushrooms
  • Wight Marque
  • Wild Island

If you're interested in exhibiting at a future show please email


Here are some reviews from our previous food shows;

06/08/2012   Wild Island Store Blog
28/08/2012   Eat with Gusto
11/12/2012   The Constant Doodler

Our Partners

The Cowes Food Show is sponsored and hosted by Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries.  The event is organised and managed by a team of Island food and event experts including Rachel Brown (Dairy Cottage Kitchen).

Thanks to our supporters at Isle of Wight Radio, Hampshire Fare, Cowes Business Association, Isle of Wight County Press, and The Fountain (Greene King).

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