Food & beer festivals
With no let up in interest in all things local, especially delicious food, and a burgeoning microbrewery scene, it's great to be able to celebrate all of this at a growing number of food and beer festivals in 2017. It's food and drink heaven!
- Stokesley Food Week - 1-7 October 2017
Returning for the third time, a whole week of foodie themed events across the market town including a free launch celebration on 1 October with local food and drink producers showcasing their products outside the town hall, live music and pop-up food demonstrations and finishing with a super farmers' market on 7 October.
- Filey Food Festival - 7-8 October 2017
Great food from brilliant producers, cookery demos from local chefs, live music, beer, fun fair and much more.
- Cropton Brewery Beer Festival - 17-19 November 2017
The Cropton Brewery Beer Festival celebrated its 22nd birthday in 2016 and will return in 2017. Described as legendary by CAMRA, expect live music, loads of homemade food and more than 80 real ales, lagers and traditional ciders.
Don't forget our monthly farmers' markets for more regular local food fixes and Country Markets (formerly known as WI Markets), while food is integral to the summer's agricultural and country shows too.
- Guisborough Beer Festival - April (dates tbc)
Organised by The Rotary Club of Guisborough & Great Ayton, with Cleveland CAMRA and Guisborough & District Round Table as a charity fundraiser, take your pick from 36 real ales.
- Beertown - 17-19 May
Malton held its first Craft Beer Festival in 2014 to mark the craft beer revival, with two microbreweries, Bad Seed Brewery and Brass Castle now brewing their real ales in town. The festival returns in 2018 with even more craft beers, street food and music and a preview on the Thursday.
- Malton Food Lovers Festival - 26-27 May
Not to be missed and now firmly on the foodies calendar, showcasing Yorkshire's fabulous bounty and speciality food from further afield. 150 food stalls and street food, mixed in with passionate local and celebrity chefs, cookery demos, tutored tastings, festival bar, live music and more.
- Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival - July (dates tbc)
Seafood lovers descend on the mini-food festival held as part of Scarborough's maritime heritage celebrations. Sample the food stalls and enjoy free seafood cookery demos in the Seafest Food Theatre with leading Yorkshire chefs, plus the Great Yorkshire Brewery hosts a real ale and beer festival with over 40 local real ales, beers and ciders.
- Whitby & District Lions Annual Charity Beer Festival - July (dates tbc)
Based at The Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, over 30 real ales, ciders and perries to sample from local and regional microbreweries, with all proceeds going to local charities. Plenty of local food too.
- Great British Food Festival - (dates tbc)
The popular food festival heads to the grounds of Castle Howard for the first time, with plenty of chef demos, live music, a cake off challenge, foraging walks and lots of artisan foodie treats to enjoy.
- Saltburn Food Festival - July (dates tbc)
The farmers' market is boosted by special guest chefs in the live cookery theatre, children’s cookery workshops in the Family Kitchen, and beer festival. Make use of the Park & Ride on the Whitby Vintage Bus.
- Malton Harvest Food Festival - 8 September
Celebrating the best of autumn, with game and seafood from the North York Moors - think wild boar sausages, grouse, venison, mussels, oysters, foraged food, soft fruit, baking and more. Alongside a wide range of stalls, you’ll find street food, live chef demos, live music, festival bar and more.
- The Sun Inn, Pickering - September (dates tbc)
Renowned real ale pub holds its fourth annual beer and cider festival, with live music and food throughout the weekend.