18-20 June 2021

Victoria Park

Read the full press release here.

Smoke & Fire Festival Southport: The Nation’s Largest BBQ Festival Experience in the North 2021


Experience something truly innovative, exciting, engaging and memorable.

This alternative and all-inclusive food festival delivers new and exciting taste sensations, as well as sparking an everlasting interest in the alchemy and techniques of cooking with smoke and fire.

At Smoke & Fire Festival Southport you’ll watch some of the top BBQ chefs and open-fire cookery, pitmasters’ live demonstrations and masterclasses – whilst feasting on a tremendous variety of BBQ’d and open-fire cooked food.

Still hungry? Wine and dine yourself in one of our fire-cooked or pop-up BBQ restaurants* and wash it all down with a wide selection of bubbles, cocktails, wine or local craft beer.

If you’ve had enough bubbles then head on over to our mini real ale and cider festival or follow one of our taster trails.

With cooking and eating competitions to compete in and vote on, live music, DJs and dancing, children’s fun, games and entertainment, what are you waiting for?

BBQ ribs at Smoke & Fire Festival

Be a bright spark…

**Early bird tickets available until 21st March 2021.
Hurry, we’ll pay your ticket commission on the first 1,000 tickets sold.**

*Some feature events require additional tickets and/or pre-booking.

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Join us at the Smoke & Fire Festival North for a truly mouthwatering competition!

  • Burger-making connoisseurs will cross forks in our Great British Burger Challenge.
  • A team of hand-picked expert judges plus a public vote will decide on who wins the title of ‘Ultimate Burger Champion 2021’.
  • So, bring on the most exotic burger creations, with novel twists and exciting flavour combinations! Or, will the very best handmade beef burger win the crown after all?! 
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A flaming great feature at every Smoke & Fire Festival, The Feast of Fire live demo stage presents:

  • Live cooking demonstrations and tasters all day Saturday and Sunday
  • Some of the most skilled and experienced fire cook and BBQ pit masters in the country and beyond
  • The chance to learn how to cook their signature dishes (and taste them of course!)
  • The opportunity to acquire techniques, top tips and secrets that will help anyone raise their outdoor cooking game
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Let us light YOUR fire at the launch party for Smoke & Fire Festival Southport.

  • Traders will be trading, food & drink-loving guests will be consuming!
  • This is a flaming great opportunity for you, your friends and family to kick your festival experience off with a bang
  • Dance the night away with legendary DJ Graeme Park
  • Eat & drink to your heart’s content or, relax in our exclusive VIP Wildfire Lounge. The choice is yours*

*Some feature events require additional tickets and/or pre-booking.


SATURDAY sees the roaring start to the festival weekend.

Live fire cooks showcase the latest outdoor cooking trends, techniques and equipment. The pavilion hosts a full schedule of cooking/butchery demonstrations.

Sample award-winning street food, eat in pop-up restaurants, enjoy live music at two different stages and let our roaming entertainers entertain you!

All washed down with great local real ale and cider.

Smoked BBQ Steak
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SUNDAY ignites with all of the above, plus: BBQ cook-offs, chilli and hot wing eating competitions, judging tables and awards ceremony and prize giving.

Engulf yourself in flaming fiery theatre at its best.

Music @ Southport

We’ve got some great music acts playing for your ears. More acts to be announced soon!

Hurry and book your Southport tickets…

And There’s more

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Pop-up Restaurants

Feast in the finest BBQ & open fire cookery restaurants. Two fire cooking restaurant guest chefs and their teams will create, cook & serve a 3-course set menu while you make new friends at the 100-seater long dining table!*

*Some feature events require additional tickets and/or pre-booking.

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Chilli challenges

Think you can take the heat? Then run the hottest gauntlet at Smoke & Fire Festival Southport & enter our tongue tingling extreme chilli and hot wing eating competitions.

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For you grown-ups, they’ll be live music over two stages, plus international DJ’s laying down the best of Afrobeats, Old Skool, US House, 90s-00s & R&B.

Our Kids Zone will provide hours of fun including bouncy castles, climbing walls, zorb balls & circus skill workshops.

Where is it?

Victoria Park
31 Rotten Row
Southport, UK

Get directions

Map of Smoke & Fire Festival Southport

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