Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2022


If you call yourself a foodie and simply can’t resist the temptations of trying different foods every other day, the next week is going to be really happening for you because Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2022 is going to take place in the Caribbean. This four-day event will tickle your taste buds and will offer you a never-forgetting experience of gastronomic art. People from all around the world rush to Barbados, Caribbean to participate in this food & rum festival, and give their taste buds a treat.

The origin of the festival

When did this grand food festival start in Barbados is not exactly known. However, it is said to have been happening continuously for more than 10 years. It attracts millions of people as well as thousands of culinary personalities from around the world.

When does the festival take place?

Barbados Food and Rum Festival is an annual festival of the Caribbean. It takes place every year in October, probably in the last week. The festival continues for 4 days featuring a series of events related to foods and rum.

Where does the festival take place?

As you can assume from the name of the festival itself, it takes place in Barbados, which is also known to be the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Not just that, this beautiful island is also said to be the birthplace of rum. Here, you can find rum as old as 350 years. 

Who participates in the event?

Since it is such a Megha food event, the chefs, mixologists, culinary personalities, and eminent rum producers from all over the world grace this food festival of Barbados. Apart from the food experts, people from all over the world regardless of their age, gender, and ethnicity take part in the festival and enjoy the sumptuousness of Barbados’ food.

Purpose of Barbados Food and Rum Festival:

Like any other cultural festival, the main purpose of this grand food festival is to nurture the culinary talent on this beautiful island, which is the birthplace of rum. This is the reason that this festival showcases every type of culinary art of the island ranging from the traditional dishes to the sophisticated ones.

Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2022

After reading so much about Barbados’ food and rum festival, you must have been amazed by the pomp celebration of it and want to know more about this year’s date and other details of the festival. Aren’t you? Well, we are here to tell you this only. 

Dates for Barbados food in them festival 2022

This year, this megha cultural food event is going to take place from 27th October to 30th October, lasting for four continuous days. All four days have different food themes, so you are going to enjoy completely different things every day. 

The festival will actually start on the night of 27th October, Thursday.

Schedule for Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2022

In order to let the people enjoy the festival at its best, the organizations have scheduled the festival in a systematic way. Here, is a look at the schedule.

Day 1: October 27th, 2022, Thursday

  • Night: Oistins Under the Stars-

The festival starts with an open-air fish fry at Oistins Under the Stars. Participate in and enjoy a melting pot of flavor altogether on a single plate.

Day 2: October 28th, 2022, Friday

  • Morning: Chef Classics-

The second day of the festival will start with the display of the extraordinary talents of the chefs. You can engage with these acclaimed chefs and learn some invaluable cooking tips and tricks from them. These chefs will show you a demo of food and rum cooking in an intimate setting.

  • Night: Rum Route Lawrence Gap Street Party

An exciting Street party will take over the second night of the festival. At this party, you will have access to all restaurants and bars of Barbados. After enjoying your favorite dish, you can dance to the tunes of the local music of Barbados all night. Moreover, you can also enjoy the street parade and in-house performances.

Day 3: October 29th, 2022, Saturday

  • Morning: R&R: Rise and Rum Breakfast Beach Party-

As you can assume with the theme of the 3rd day morning, you will get to enjoy the local food, rum, music, and a lot more entertainment on the soul-stirring beaches of Barbados. 

  • Night: Restaurant Dinners Hosted by Chefs-

The eminent chefs, who are participating in the event, will make the third night of the festival more colorful and happening. They will host your dinner in the finest restaurants in Barbados.

Day 4: 30th October 2022, Sunday

  • Morning: Cask: The Story of Rum

On the morning of the last day of the event, there will be a rum tasting event, which will give you an opportunity to taste one of the world’s finest spirits in the original place of rum.

  • Night: Liquid Gold Feast

As the name suggests, the last night of the festival is going to be all about a feast of liquid. Both food and rum will take the center stage and will give you an experience to remember forever.

Pre-festival events

Though the festival starts on 27th October, its pre-events are already making roars on the island. From the beginning of October itself, the pre-events of Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2022 have started and will continue to happen till 27th October.

The major pre-events are:

  • Food truck mashup
  • Dine around restaurant series
  • Ur chef cook-off competition
  • Food and rum insider series
  • Dine with a Bajan series

The theme of Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2022

The theme of Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2022 is ‘Feed the Future. The meaning of this theme is to support education and train the youth in this industry. This theme emphasizes the importance of food and culinary art in the future.

Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2022 is all set and will mark its presence in just a few days. So, book your tickets to Barbados and immerse yourself in this Barbadian food culture.

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