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Food and Drink Festival Debuts in Harrogate This Summer

Harrogate Food and Drink Festival | 24th – 26th August 2019

Ripley Castle plays hot to Harrogate Food and Drink Festival, showcasing the region’s best talent in food, drink, chef demo’s, performing arts and music.

Harrogate Food and Drink Festival aimed at showcasing, exposing and celebrating the most exciting local talent in food, music, drink and performing arts, is looking forward to welcoming visitors for the first time at the event.

The festival is directed by the team behind The North Leeds Food Festival, and now also the Ilkley Food Festival, which has attracted tens of thousands to Roundhay Park in Leeds, for over the past three years.


Harrogate Food and Drink Festival Artisan Produce

Artisan Produce and Street Food

“Our ethos is simple. We want to provide quality family days out, while supporting the best of local food and drink producers.” Michael Johnson, Festival Organiser.
In addition, the festival’s Market Street will bring together over 50 market stalls where the finest local artisan producers offer cheeses, jams, pies, treats, brownies and crafts.

To drink there will be pop-up wine, cocktail and champagne bars as well as special ales from independent breweries.

“We brining the elements that have worked so well in Roundhay Park and launching them in Harrogate.” Said Michael Johnson, Festival Organiser.

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Harrogate Food and Drink Festival Entertainment

Supporting Local Talent

However, the festival is not just about the food and drink. As a platform for all upcoming talent in the area, Harrogate Food Festival will feature over 20 bands and performers across the weekend.

As well as this, attendees can expect Live Cooking Demonstrations from the region’s best chefs.

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Children’s Activities

There are also a host of activities for the little ones with performances from Joel Dickinson, a kid’s mini quiz, a traditional fun fair and inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts just to name a few.

Harrogate Food and Drink Festival Family

Raising Funds for Harrogate Mind

As well as this the festival as partnered with local charity Harrogate Mind to raise funds at the festival via optional donations, raffles, activities and ticket donations.

“Over the past three years at our event in Leeds, we’ve raised £10,000 for Leeds Mind through our fundraising activities. We plan to do the same at Harrogate Food and Drink Festival with our partnership with Harrogate Mind.” – Michael Johnson, Festival Organiser.

Thousands of people are expected to whet their appetites on the wide array of local culinary delights and entertainment at the festival which runs from 10 am to 8 pm on August 24th – 26th 2019.

Harrogate Food Festival Dates, Times, Location and Ticket Costs

Location: Ripley Castle Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3AY
Date & Times: 24th – 26th August 10 am – 8 pm
Tickets: Early bird tickets are now available for purchase on the event website from £4.98 per Adult and £1.50 per Under 16. Under 5’s go free.



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Written by

Tara Harris


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