Harrogate’s Ripley Castle Transforms into a Culinary Wonderland this Bank Holiday
Harrogate Food and Drink Festival returns to Ripley Castle on 26th – 28th August 2023, promising brand-new interactive tasting experiences and a weekend full of live entertainment.
Organisers of Harrogate Food and Drink Festival promise one of their ‘finest’ cookery theatre line ups today, over 100 stalls and tributes to ABBA, Ellie Goulding & Robbie Williams.
In just one week, the Harrogate Food and Drink Festival will unfold amidst the stunning backdrop of Ripley Castle, inviting food enthusiasts and families alike to partake in a diverse array of culinary and entertainment experiences. Festival Director, Michael Johnston, elaborates on what festival-goers can anticipate from this eagerly awaited event.
A Melodic Lineup
At this year’s Harrogate Food and Drink Festival, it promises an eclectic mix of live musical performances. Audiences can relish in an ABBA Tribute on Saturday, an Ellie Goulding Tribute on Sunday, and a charismatic Robbie Williams Tribute on Monday. Johnston emphasises, “Music aficionados are in for a treat with this captivating lineup.”
Collaborating with Yorkshire Food Guide, the festival is set to present a Cookery Theatre lineup that promises to inspire both budding chefs and seasoned gastronomes. Johnston underlines, “Attendees can look forward to an educational and engaging culinary journey, where top chefs will be sharing their expertise.”
A Blend of Entertainment
From avant-garde roaming acts to riveting performing arts displays, the festival’s entertainment offerings are set to captivate attendees. Johnston remarks, “Prepare to be enthralled by the unique and diverse range of entertainment we’ve curated for this year’s event.”
Delving into the world of flavours, the Harrogate Food and Drink Festival will offer workshops dedicated to the art of Gin, Cheese, Charcuterie, and Cocktail making/tasting. “These interactive sessions aim to offer a deeper understanding of taste profiles and the craftsmanship behind some of our favourite culinary indulgences,” states Johnston.
Festival-goers can anticipate a blend of new culinary ventures and returning favourites. Johnston shares, “The festival’s diverse food and drink offerings reflect the region’s rich culinary tapestry, catering to a wide range of palates.”
Beyond adult-oriented experiences, the festival caters to families with live shows, circus workshops, kids’ drawing competitions, and even Ian’s Mobile Farm. Johnston underscores, “The festival is designed to be an inclusive event, where families can enjoy quality time together.”
Mark Your Calendars
The Harrogate Food and Drink Festival is scheduled to run from August 26th to 28th at Ripley Castle, adjacent to Ripley Cricket Club. Johnston expresses enthusiasm, “We’re eager to welcome attendees to what promises to be a remarkable celebration of gastronomy and community.”
Supporting Mental Health
The Harrogate Food and Drink Festival continues its partnership with ‘Mind in Harrogate,’ a charity dedicated to assisting individuals dealing with mental health challenges. “By participating in the festival, attendees contribute to this important cause. We’ve raised over £91,000 so far for local mental health charities,” emphasises Johnston.
For further details, ticket information, and the latest updates, please visit the festival’s official website at www.harrogatefoodfestival.com .
Harrogate Food and Drink Festival Event Location, Times & Tickets
Dates: 26th – 28th August 2023 (Ripley Castle, Harrogate)
Times: 10 am – 7 pm
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