We have a new home folks, and what a home it is Castle Park Colchester is an oasis in the centre of the oldest town in Britain and its heritage can be seen by over 2000 years of history in the park. For one weekend in August, Lower castle park will sizzle with the smell and smoke of barbecue. We’re talking buckets of marinade slathered over meat using mops. The Smoke and Fire festival is a celebration of cooking using smoke and fire. You can expect to salivate at the aromas of smoked ribs cooked low and slow as you explore the festival’s other array of attractions.