A free street food festival for all the family will make a comeback this May. 

The Big Eat will return to Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley featuring street food vendors from across the South.

The celebration of local food and talent, which will once again run for three days from May 25 to 27, will again donate all profits to food banks in the area. 

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Last year the event fed 20,000 foodies and is shaping up to be bigger and better than before, thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Snows Toyota, who have 11 motor dealerships across Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex and Devon. 

Director of The Big Eat, John Seymour, told the Daily Echo: “This is more than just a food festival; it's a celebration of our vibrant community.

“Witnessing people from all walks of life come together, share their love for food, and support local causes truly embodies the spirit of unity and generosity that defines our event."

Street food on offer will include everything from wood-fired pizza to doughnuts and from curries to burgers and hot dogs. 

The Big Eat is a day out for all the family with the region's best street food vendors being joined by mind, body and spirit stall holders and more. 

Guests can also enjoy a spot of live music and plenty of children's entertainment throughout the event. 

Daily Echo: John Seymour and Bruce Simpson

Bruce Simpson, General Manager at Snows Toyota Hedge End, added: "We are very excited to be sponsoring The Big Eat this year. As a family-owned business, getting involved with local community events is very important to us. We’re incredibly proud to be supporting such a worthy cause.

“We’ve got some fantastic fundraiser activities planned for the weekend, which promise to be a lot of fun for all ages.”

Applications are now open for street food and drinks vendors from across the south to sign up for 2024's festival. Visit thebigeatfestival.co.uk to apply.

The inaugural Big Eat event in 2022 attracted 8,000 foodies and incorporated the judging of the Hampshire Street Food Awards.