Food and Drink Calendar 2020

Written by Ollie Archie
Tuesday 1st October 2019
Updated on 6 July 2020.  Due to the coronavirus epidemic, some events/shows may have amended dates or cancelled - please check with the organiser.
Are you looking for a Food and Drink Marketing Calendar?

Food and Drink Calendar 2020 
If the answer is “Yes”, then look no further!  We have compiled this useful free marketing resource with over 100 awareness days, weeks, fortnights and months for those in the food, drink and hospitality sector.  We have also incorporated UK food and drink trade shows dates.

Feel free to use!  Be creative and develop a buzz about your brand.  This listing gives you the opportunity to plan months ahead and time to develop your marketing plan with input from the whole team.


To assist you with your social media campaigns, we have included relevant hashtags that will help your messages be seen by the right audience.


We hope that you find this listing useful.  If you know of any omissions in our comprehensive listing that you think should be included, please let us know.

1 January                      
New Year's Day
6 January Dia de Los Reyes
20 to 26 January Sugar Awareness Week
25 January Burns Night
25 January                         
Chinese New Year - Year of the Rat
For the month of January Dry January
For the month of January Ginuary
For the month of January Try January
For the month of January Veganuary
2 February Yorkshire Pudding Day
5 February World Nutella Day
9 February National Pizza Day
14 February Valentine's Day
18 February Drink Wine Day
22 February to 1 March Real Bread Week
23 to 29 February
Cornish Pasty Week
24 February to 8 March Fairtrade Fortnight
25 February Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day
27 February National Toast Day
1 March St. David's Day
1 to 8 March Dementia UK - Time For A Cuppa
2 to 8 March British Pie Week
2 to 8 March Spam Appreciation Week
6 March National Oreo Day
9 to 15 March World Salt Awareness Week
17 March St Patrick's Day
22 March Mother's Day
22 March World Water Day
27 March
Spanish Paella Day
30 March to 1 April Farm Shop and Deli Show - Trade Event - Cancelled
1 April April Fools' Day
4 April International Carrot Day
10 April Good Friday
11 April Easter Saturday
12 April Easter Sunday
13 April Easter Monday
19 April Garlic Day
21 April National Tea Day
23 April British Asparagus season traditionally starts
23 April                              
St George's Day
23 to 30 April British Beef Week
27 April to 3 May UK Coffee Week - Postponed until Autumn
3 May Día de la Madre
9 May World Fairtrade Day
9 to 16 May National Doughnut Week in aid of The Children's Trust - Cancelled
11 May Eat What You Want Day
11 to 17 May National Vegetarian Week
16 May World Whisky Day
18 to 20 May London Wine Fair - Trade Event - Cancelled
21 May International Tea Day
25 May Wine Day
25 to 31 May National BBQ Week
25 May to 7 June                           
British Tomato Fortnight
29 May Biscuit Day
1 June World Milk Day
5 June Sausage Roll Day
6 to 7 June Big Lunch
8 to 14 June Diabetes Week
13 June World Gin Day
15 June Beer Day Britain
16 June Fudge Day
18 June Cupcake Day in aid of Alzheimer's Society
18 June World Tapas Day
16 to 20 June Royal Ascot - Closed to the General Public
20 to 28 June English Wine Week - Dates Changed
21 June                             
Father's Day
26 June National Cream Tea Day
29 June to 12 July Wimbledon - Cancelled
1 to 5 July Henley Royal Regatta - Cancelled
6 to 12 July Great British Pea Week
7 July World Chocolate Day
24 July Tequila Day
31 July                             
Avocado Day
For the month of July Ice Cream Month
5 August Oyster Day
7 August International Beer Day
10 to 16 August Afternoon Tea Week
10 to 16 August National Allotments Week
26 August                        
La Tomatina - Cancelled
Date to be confirmed Great British Bake Off begins
1 to 7 September Love Lamb Week
4 September National Fish and Chips Day - Date changed
5 to 20 September Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight
6 to 8 September Speciality & Fine Food Fair - Trade Event - Cancelled
7 to 11 September Zero Waste Week
8 to 9 September Restaurant and Takeaway Innovation Expo - Trade Event - Cancelled
19 September to 4 October British Food Fortnight
20 September Open Farm Sunday - Date changed
20 to 26 September British Sandwich Week
25 September Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan
28 September World Marmite Day
29 September                     
Wines from Spain Annual Tasting - Trade Event - Date changed
For the month of September Organic September
For the month of September Sourdough September
Dates to be confirmed National Rice Week
1 October International Coffee Day
1 October World Vegetarian Day
9 October World Egg Day
10 October World Porridge Day
12 October Fiesta Nacional de España
16 October World Food Day
21 October Apple Day
25 October World Pasta Day
26 October to 1 November UK Sausage Week - Cancelled
31 October                       
For the month of October National Cholesterol Month
For the month of October Sober October
Dates to be confirmed Seafood Week
Dates to be confirmed National Curry Week
1 November World Vegan Day
5 November Bonfire Night
14 November World Diabetes Day
16 to 22 November Alcohol Awareness Week
22 November                    
Stir Up Sunday
23 November Expresso Day
23 to 29 November British Game Week
24 November Sardines Day
26 November Thanksgiving
30 November St Andrew's Day
For the month of November World Vegan Month
1 to 24 December Advent Calendar
24 December Christmas Eve
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day
28 December Santos Inocentes
31 December New Year's Eve
Written by Ollie Archie

Ollie Archie is Arcape's social media marketing guru. He seems to think he is in charge around here.

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