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Ilkley Food & Drink Festival Announce 2021 Dates

The Ilkley Food and Drink Festival will arrive at East Holmes Field on 12-13 June, 2021, showcasing a huge selection of the best food, drink, performing arts and talented chefs in the area.

After 2020 festival plans were disrupted by the pandemic, the Ilkley Food and Drink Festival will be returning to East Holmes Field on 12-13 June, 2021, with a huge selection of food and drink, alongside new performances and attractions.

Michael Johnston, Ilkley Food Festival Director said: “Being forced to cancel in 2020 was hugely disappointing after such a successful year in 2019, but we decided to use this extra time to our advantage. As a result, we’ve been able to make a lot of positive improvements to the festival, as well as add new and exciting interactive features that we think our attendees will really enjoy getting involved with. We’re thrilled to be back, and can’t wait for everyone to join us!”

What’s On at Ilkley Food & Drink Festival

The festival focuses on a huge selection of freshly made international cuisine, independent bars and breweries, an expansive artisan market featuring local produce, craft and wellbeing businesses, a main stage with live music, entertainers and performers, an extensive children’s activities programme and a selection of fairground rides.

Returning after its initial success in 2019 will be a Cookery Theatre, sponsored and hosted by Leeds Cookery School, which showcases professional, internationally renowned chefs demonstrating their favourite dishes live to an audience of attendees.

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Hannah Dewhirst, Ilkley Food Festival Coordinator said: “After such a tough year this festival feels really needed – we wanted to focus on bringing the community back together, supporting local businesses and just put some fun back in the summer. Our traders are so excited, and we’re really looking forward to being back in Ilkley again!”

Ilkley Food and Drink Festival will be supporting and helping to raise money for charity Bradford Mind, who support those suffering with mental health difficulties.

Thousands are expected to descend on East Holmes Field, on June 12-13, 2021.

Ilkley Food and Drink Festival Event Location, Times & Tickets

Dates: 12th – 13th June 2021
Times: 10 am – 6 pm
Location: East Holmes Field, Ilkley, LS29 0BZ



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