The History of the Festival 


The Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival was established in partnership with Travel + Leisure.


The name of the festival was officially changed to the Barbados Food and Rum Festival to honour Barbados’ indigenous spirit and history of rum.


The Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary.


The festival returned after an unprecedented two-year hiatus with a new theme “Feed the Future” and a partnership with Condé Nast. Three new events were added to the festival; Rise &Rum, Liquid Gold Feast and Jr Chef Cook Off Series.


Chef Classics
Friday, October 20th, 2023 - 11:00 AM
Discover the artistry behind the most exquisite cuisine!...
Liquid Gold Feast
Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 - 7:00 PM
This ultra-premium all-inclusive event will feature the best local and international talent....
Jr. Chef Cook-Off Series
Saturday, October 28th, 2023 - 4:00 PM
Young, aspiring chefs go head-to-head in a culinary showdown!...
Rise & Rum
Saturday, October 21st, 2023 - 4:00 AM
As the sun rises, sip, savour and revel in endless vibes.
Rum Route
Friday, October 20th, 2023 - 6:00 PM
A unique journey filled with rum-tasting, music and even a moving party....
Oistins Under Stars
Thursday, October 19th, 2023 - 6:00 PM
Meet us at Oistins Bay Garden for a fusion of Bajan cuisine and culture....
Bajan Fair
It’s non-stop fun, laughter and food for the entire family!...
Culture of Cuisine Talks
Sunday, October 08th, 2023 - 3:00 PM
Thought-provoking discussions moderated by local comedians with bottomless rum punches....