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Harrogate Food & Drink Festival: The Bank Holiday Feast

26 August @ 10:00 am - 28 August @ 6:00 pm

Free – £8.95
Calling all food lovers!
The bank holiday FEAST is returning to its original location at Ripley Castle this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th)… and we’ve heaps of new additions lined up for you. Come and indulge in a mouth-watering array of street food, artisan markets, and independent bars. With live chef demos, free entertainment, and interactive tasting sessions, this is a feast not to be missed!
What’s included this year?
NEW: Interactive Tasting Sessions – We’ll be running brand tasting sessions with local experts. Cheese, Wine, Chocolate, Whisky, Beer, Charcuterie, Gin anyone?!
NEW: Tribute Acts to get your dancing shoes on
NEW: Increased Variety – For all elements of the festival, including markets, street food, live music & interactive sessions
Pull up a deckchair, grab a drink and soak up the warm atmosphere!
What else is Included? 
• Live Chef Demos with Yorkshire Food Guide (Minimum of 8 Demo’s over the 2 days)
• Live Music (Minimum of 12 acts over 2 days)
• Explore the Artisan Markets (Doughnuts bulging with jam, Tasty Cheese and Gooey Brownies to name a few )
• Access the Street Food Arena (Halloumi Fries, to Pad Thai & Freshly Fried Churros)
• Independent Bars (Including an Ale House, Speciality Cider, Rum, Gin & Wine Bars)
• A Full Ale House – Including Ales, IPA’s, Lagers & Cask favourites
• FREE Live Entertainment/Performing Arts – 6 shows per day
• FREE Festival Programmes
• FREE Kids Activities
• FREE Parking
• Furniture Dotted Around Site to Lounge on
• Fun Fair & Inflatable Land
• Art Displays
• Mobile Educational Farm
• Wacky Roaming Entertainment & Comedy – Chefs on stilts riding bicycles, anyone?
“A reyt good afternoon.” – As one gentleman put it as he was leaving our festival
…Come join the fun!
* Stunning location on the edge of The Yorkshire Dales *
Early Bird Tickets From £4.95 per Adult (Limited time only)
Click Here – https://buytickets.at/foodfestival/786085/r/fb-event
Supporting Mental Health – Our charity partner at the festival is Mind in Harrogate. We will be collecting donations through optional donations on ticket sales and many fun activities. We have raised over £68,000 for mental health charities at our festivals so far. Let’s try break the record this year!
International cuisines | 100+ Exhibitors and Performers | Independent Bars | Giant Artisan Produce Markets | Street Food | Dessert Stations | Live Entertainment | 26+ Live Performers | FREE Kids Activities and Kids Packs | FREE Deckchairs and Seating (no cost hire) | FREE Festival Programmes | Traditional Fun Fair | Inflatable Land
When: 26th-28th of August, 2023 (Bank Holiday Weekend)
Where: Chapel Flats, Ripley Castle, Harrogate HG3 3AY (Next to Ripley Cricket Club)
Full Live Music & Cookery Theatre line up to be announced.
Join the celebration in Harrogate this summer.

Social Media:

Facebook – Harrogate Food & Drink Festival: The Bank Holiday Feast | Facebook
Twitter – Harrogate Food & Drink Festival (@HarrogateFood) / Twitter

Watch our event preview here! – Harrogate Food & Drink Festival 2023: The Bank Holiday Feast | August 26-28, Ripley Castle,Yorkshire – YouTube


26 August @ 10:00 am
28 August @ 6:00 pm
Free – £8.95
Event Category:


Ripley Castle
Chapel Flats
Harrogate, HG3 3AY Harrogate
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