Food and drink festivals

Eat around the North York Moors

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, beer and artisan gin festivals in 2024. It's food and drink heaven!

Making a beeline for one of the many food & drink festivals where you can sample to your hearts’ content everything from beer and gin through to jam, chocolates and seafood often while listening to live music, should be an occasion everyone's yearly calendar.

Helmsley Artisan Indoor Market Credit NYMNPA (10)Saltburn Farmers' Market Credit Tony Bartholomew

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.

Fish & Ships Whitby (18-19 May)

Celebrating everything that’s special about our coast’s magnificent maritime culture with plenty for foodies, from cooking demos with celebrity chefs in the festival kitchen and shipyard tours to fish filleting and crab dressing demonstrations by local fishermen, live music, children's activities and much more.

Filey International Food Festival (8-9 June, 10-11 August, 12-13 October)

There will be great food from brilliant producers, plus interactive cookery demos from local chefs, live music, beer, fun fair and much more to enjoy.

Scarborough Seafest (19-21 July)

Seafood lovers descend on this 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.

Whitby & District Lions Annual Charity Beer Festival (25-28 July)

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.

Saltburn Food Festival (28 July)

The popular monthly 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.

The Sun Inn Beer and Cider Festival (September)

Renowned real ale pub, The Sun Inn in Pickering, holds its an annual beer and cider festival every September, with live music and food throughout the weekend for all to enjoy.

Harvest Food Lovers Festival (5-6 October)

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.

Cropton Brewery Beer Fest (November)

The Cropton Brewery Beer Festival celebrates its 28th event in 2024. Described as legendary by CAMRA, expect live music, loads of homemade food and more than 80 real ales, lagers and traditional ciders. Regular shuttle bus operates over the weekend with collection/drop off points in Pickering.

Malton Christmas Festival (7-8 December)

A two day Christmas Festival with festive food, non-food stalls and plenty of ideas for presents. Plus street food, live music and family entertainment.

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