Our Top 10 | Food & Drink Festivals in Yorkshire
Here are our top ten upcoming Food and Drink Festivals across Yorkshire this summer. From Pubs in the Park to family-friendly street food markets, seaside festivals and proper Yorkshire Dales events, we’ve got something for everyone.
Malton Food Lovers Festival
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th May 2019
Described by Prue Leith as “not just the biggest food fest in the north but the best & certainly the most fun anywhere!” Malton Food Festival is not one to be missed. There are over 160 food stalls, cooking demos from incredible local chefs including Tommy Banks (Black Swan, Roots), James Mackenzie (The Pipe & Glass) and Stephen Smith (The Star Inn), live music, a vintage funfair and children’s activities.
Great British Food Festival
Saturday 25th – Monday 27th May 2019
Set in the grounds of the 18th Century Grade I-Listed building, the Great British Food Festival is packed full of street food vendors, real ale and wine bars, a craft marquee, kids cookery lessons, Man Vs Food challenges and live demos from chefs including GBBO’s Howard Middleton.
Tickets cost £12.50 for an adult, £7.50 for a child, or £35 for a family of four and include access to Below Stairs of the House and grounds including Bird Garden, Farm Experience and Gardens.
Pub in the Park
Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June
Roundhay Park, Leeds
Hosted by Tom Kerridge, Pub in the Park is coming to Leeds! Described as the ultimate pub garden, Tom is bringing together incredible food, live music, Michelin-starred chefs
There will be pop-up pubs and restaurants, each serving mouth-watering tasting dishes from amazing local chefs including Tom Kerridge (The Hand & Flowers), Tommy Banks (Black Swan Oldstead, The Angel at Hetton), Andrew Pern (The Star Inn) and many more. Music acts include Tom Odell, Basement Jaxx, Will Young, Toploader and more.
Ticket prices vary depending on time, click here for prices.
North Leeds Food Festival
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd June 2019
The North Leeds Food Festival is a great family-friendly celebration of local and international food. With 100s of stalls to browse, street food, local produce, live entertainment, cooking demos from local chefs such as Matt Healy (The Foundry) and plenty of kids entertainment, the weekend is set to be a good one.
Even better, North Leeds Food Festival is supporting Leeds Mind and will be fundraising across the event.
Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival
Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st July 2019
Funkirk Farm, Skipton
Back for the fourth year, this is an amazing foodie weekend with live cooking demonstrations from the Hairy Bikers, Brian Turner, Mary Berry & Lisa Faulkner as well as award-winning local chefs.You can also find food workshops and masterclasses, a vintage funfair, spirits and cocktail hub, crafting demos, tasting sessions, hundreds of exhibitors and some of the best street food and drink the UK has to offer. For the kids there’s plenty going on including cooking classes, a disco, football, craft sessions and games making it a great family weekend too. As well as food, there’s a whole range of music from cover artists such as Abba Revival, to some of Yorkshire’s best up and coming artists.
Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th July 2019
Scarborough South Bay
Scarborough’s Seafest is in its 21st year and celebrates the best of the British seaside. Explore the food stalls and enjoy free seafood cookery demos in the Seafest Food Theatre with some of Yorkshire’s top chefs. If you’re in the mood for a drink, The Great Yorkshire Brewery will be hosting a real ale and beer festival with over 40 local real ales, beers and ciders.
Saltburn Food Festival
Sunday 28th July 2019
Milton Street, Saltburn
Inspired by a family holiday to the historic French wine region of Bergerac on the North Bank of the Dordogne, for one day a year, Saltburn is transformed into a buzzing vibrant celebration of food. Explore more than 100 street-food stalls, showcasing food from around the world from France, to Korea, India to Mexico and back to the UK. As well as street food, there will be a live cookery theatre.
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival
Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th August
St. George’s Square, Huddersfield
Back for its 19th year, the Huddersfield Food and Drink festival is a free four-day event which attracts crowds of over 100,000 people! There’s over 100 food stalls, buskers, circus skills and face painting for the kids and plenty of prizes donated by local businesses to win.
Leeds International Beer Festival
Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th September 2019
Leeds Town Hall
This annual 4-day festival located in the heart of Leeds celebrates the best craft beer from the UK and beyond, including Brew York and Kirkstall Brewery. As well as beer, there’s also a street food market – with Leeds’ very own Bondobust in attendance – live music across three stages and all sorts of lovely beer related things.
The festival is 18+ except for Family Sunday where under 18’s can attend for free with an accompanying adult.
York Food & Drink Festival
Sunday 20th – Tuesday 29th September 2019
Parliament Street and Shambles Market
This 10-day food and drink festival is one of the highlights of York’s foodie calendar. This fantastic festival celebrates the best of Yorkshire and really puts York on the map as the county’s food capital. With street food stalls, markets, hands-on workshops at the ‘Food Factory’, local chef cookery demonstrations and a variety of tastings there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
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