Smoke and Fire Festival

Event Date: 20/08/2022

Start Time: SAT and SUN 10:30am

Finish Time: SAT: 22:30 and Sun 18:30

Cost: Adult £16, Kids £6 -Kids 5yrs and below FREE , Family Tickets £31.50 ( 2 Adults -2 Children )


Location: Lower Castle Park Colchester


You’re invited to join us SATURDAY 20TH and SUNDAY 21ST of AUGUST for the biggest and Best BBQ and Out Door cooking festival this Summer at Lower Castle Park, Colchester.

Our award-winning family day offers the best in all things BBQ starting with this year’s British Open Free Style Competition with top pitmasters and BBQ Teams from across the UK and Europe and putting you all in front of the action.

So join our judges, including Sam and Shauna ( Sat Kitchen – BBC Sam and Shauna – Big Cook Out), Rob Jelly ( BBC Radio Essex), Hillary Anderson ( BBQ Lads), plus many more in this epic battle of taste Smoke and Fire.

Experience the sights, tastes and sounds of the American Deep South with award-winning chefs with live demos on our Live Fire Stage hosted by DJ BBQ and Marcus Bawdon ( Award-winning author and UK BBQ School ).

Dance your cares way to this year’s top BLUES, AMERICANA, COUNTRY, CAJUN, ROCK A BILLY, and SOUL bands on our SMOKE HEAD Stage. Quench your thirst at our Real ale and cider festival bars, or how about a glass of Presco or Pimms.

Enter our extreme eating competitions, including our legendary HOT WINGS, CHILLI eating and our new SQUID Challenge…( Extreme Spaghetti Eating ). or test your skills on our Rodeo Bull Ride Challenge.

Award-winning Street Food and O’DONNELL MOONSHINE BBQ ALLEY, where you can get close to all the latest and greatest outdoor cooking equipment with special show offers.

Plus, kids enjoy our FREE CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOP, roaming entertainment inflatable and rides.

There really is something for all the Family!

In aid of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

Just £16 per Adult or £31 for a family ticket ( 2 Adults x 2 Children ). Kids under 5yrs FREE plus free parking