Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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Foodies Festival, Birmingham

Cannon Hill Park, Russell Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8RD, UK

The Foodies Festival is the UK's biggest series of food festivals and now in it's 11th year. It tours the country, starting in Brighton and tours through different cities throughout the Summer. It's an amazing day out with the chance to see Michelin starred and top chefs signature recipes in the Chefs Theatre and top bakers show us their skills in the Cake & Bake Theatre. You can also taste wine, champagne and craft beer in the Drinks Theatre. I was gutted I didn't realise about the Drinks Theatre until the later part of the event, I would have loved sampling various wines and understanding what suits each dish. 

There's a whole host of opportunities to buy tasty treats, feast on street food from around the world and enjoy the live music stage too. 

So when I was invited on behalf of Vita Coco to attend the Foodies Festival when it came to Birmingham I grabbed my local blogging friend Steph and headed straight there. 

The weather was absolutely incredible for the day, you couldn't have got better weather to be sat out enjoying a food festival. I however quickly released the stupid decision of not wearing sun cream and have been nursing my horrific sunburn since! 

Me and Steph had the absolute best day nattering about blogging, eating yummy food and also having a few cocktails (Sloe Gin and Prosecco is definitely my go to this summer season!) and I couldn't have asked for better company during the day. 

I really hope you enjoy looking through my images from the day and definitely check out the Foodies Festival website from their upcoming festivals across the country, you will not be disappointed! Also definitely check out the Coconut Oil products from Vita Coco, I'm going to write a separate post about their products soon, they're fab! 

Disclaimer: I was invited to the Foodies Festival in Birmingham on behalf of Vita Coco and Taste. The photos and opinions are my own. 


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    1. Aren't they just the absolute best?! :D I couldn't get enough of the samples and trying out new foods, food festivals are the perfect opportunity to do that aren't they? Yeah please do try and find one near you, you will not be disappointed.


  2. We had this festival in brighton too and it's incredible, wish they did smaller portions though because i just wanted a taste of everything!

    lots of love, Jane

    1. I heard about the one in Brighton, it's always been a festival on my list so I was so glad I had the opportunity to go! I know it definitely makes you want everything, I was just disappointed we had nothing that was mexican. I was craving a good old burrito! :(

      Emmie! x

  3. This is really cool -- looks like so much fun! Wish we had more of this in Australia. I visited the Midlands/Birmingham a few years back and loved it. Such yummy food x


    1. Ah but Australia is gorgeous, not jealous at all honest ;)! Ah we have definitely upped our game in food and stuff, glad you enjoyed it here :D

      Emmie x

  4. A food festival sounds right up my street, I'll have to check this one out. I'd never actually thought of going to a festival that isn't a music one but definitly interested in a food festival now!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Oh definitely check it out if it comes near you, you was definitely worth it! :D

      Emmie x


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