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!
- Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival - 21-23 July 2017
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 - 27-30 July 2017
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 - 29-30 July 2017
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 - 30 July 2017
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.
- Filey Food Festival - 12-13 August, 14-15 October 2017
Great food from brilliant producers, cookery demos from local chefs, live music, beer, fun fair and much more.
- Malton Harvest Food Festival - 9 September 2017
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 (2017 dates tbc)
Renowned real ale pub holds its fourth annual beer and cider festival, with live music and food throughout the weekend.
- Cropton Brewery Beer Festival - November (2017 dates tbc)
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 - May (dates tbc)
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 - May (dates tbc)
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.