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Food Events & Farmers Markets in Harrogate & District

The Harrogate District has a vast array of places to eat and drink and is home to a rich rural heritage in the surrounding farmland famed for its delicious produce.

So it should come as no surprise that the area hosts may great food and drink events. We certainly know how to celebrate everything foodie…and with whatever tipple takes your fancy.

The BBC Good Food Show is a staple of the Harrogate culinary diary along with the popular twice yearly Foodies Festival.  The Food Hall at the Great Yorkshire Show is always popular with visitors, offering the chance to sample some outstanding treats from across the four counties of Yorkshire.

There are now a range of festivals offering street food, world food and locally produced food; indeed there’s something to suit every taste bud. 

Themed dinners are popular throughout the year. What better place to experience a murder mystery dinner than in the town where Agatha Christie was found after disappearing for ten days?

Or you can dine to the accompaniment of a tribute band or take advantage of the various seasonal celebrations that take place during the year.

The Harrogate District is home to a number of locally produced beers and it is therefore no surprise that there is a regular programme of beer and real ale festivals across the district and throughout the year.

If you prefer gin (and why not in Slingsby Gin’s hometown?) you might enjoy the Gin Festival where every kind of Juniper infused delight can be found.

The Ribston Pippin apple features in the Harrogate District coat of arms and it is worth looking out for cider festivals when autumn approaches.

The apple is so popular in Harrogate that we have two Apple Days: one in September which is the traditional end to the season at Newby Hall and one in October when attention is focussed on RHS Harlow Carr.

So let your taste buds get the best from your visit with the fantastic food and drink events below.

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  1. A Tour & A Tea

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    A Tour & A Tea

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Ripon

    Following the great success of last year's A Tour & A Tea… why not join us this year - just as it sounds, A Tour & A Tea is a guided tour of the Hall by one of our highly knowledgeable guides, followed by a delicious Afternoon Tea freshly prepared by Elizabeth Dennison of The Dusty Miller.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Aug 2017 To 3 Aug 2017
    From:
    24 Aug 2017 To 24 Aug 2017
    From:
    31 Aug 2017 To 31 Aug 2017
  2. Homage2Fromage

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    Homage2Fromage

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Yorkshire Cheese night - eight delicious cheese plus all the trimmings.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Aug 2017 To 14 Aug 2017
  3. Rum-a-mock: Pirate Pub Quiz

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    Rum-a-mock: Pirate Pub Quiz

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    DJ Trev takes over 10 Dev for a piratical party celebrating the end of Rum Week. Live music, sea based activities and piratical questions. Free entry with prizes!

    Dates

    From:
    20 Aug 2017 To 20 Aug 2017
  4. RHS Harlow Carr Food & Drink Festival

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    RHS Harlow Carr Food & Drink Festival

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Taste cider made from unusual Yorkshire apple cultivars and wine made from Yorkshire grapes at Harlow Carr’sFood & Drink. A range of interesting and eminently quaffable real ales from the four corners of Yorkshire – all served direct from the cask – will be on offer. Visitors can bring along their...

    Venue

    RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    9 Sep 2017 To 10 Sep 2017
  5. Boyband vs Girlband Party Night

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    Boyband vs Girlband Party Night

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Get your dancing shoes on as we take you on a journey of classic hits from Spice Girls to Backstreet Boys, Take That to Girls Aloud.

    £25 per person including 3 course dinner and disco until 1am.
    Menu
    Leek & potato soup, truffle dressing (v,gf)
    Prawn & crayfish cocktail, lemon, brown bread...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Sep 2017 To 15 Sep 2017
  6. Boybands v's Girlbands

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    Boybands v's Girlbands

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Get your dancing shoes on as we take you on a journey of classic hits from Spice Girls to Backstreet Boys, Take That to Girls Aloud.

    £25 per person including 3 course dinner and disco until 1am.

    Dates

    From:
    15 Sep 2017 To 15 Sep 2017
  7. Apple Day

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    Apple Day

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Sunday 24th September sees Apple Day return to Newby Hall. This is the last day of the season with lots and lots of apple based fun, games and activities. Central to Apple Day is the hotly contested Apple Throwing Championships whereby whoever throws an Apple the furthest over the River Ure wins...

    Venue

    Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sep 2017 To 24 Sep 2017
  8. Lee Lard - Tribute to Peter Kay

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    Lee Lard - Tribute to Peter Kay

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Will over 1000 performances, Lee Lard is still being voted the most popular comedy tribute act in the UK!

    Delivering his own hilarious 'Peter Kay' style of stand-up comedy, Lee appeals to audiences of all ages.

    £29 per person including 3 course dinner and disco until 1am.

    Menu
    Chicken &...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2017 To 13 Oct 2017
  9. Nidderdale Food Festival

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    Nidderdale Food Festival

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Pateley Bridge

    The Nidderdale Food Festival Pateley Bridge will be showcasing local talented chef's and food experts, with a focus on using local Nidderdale produce. 

    Frances Atkins of the Yorke Arms Restaurant one of only 6 Michelin Star accredited chefs in Yorkshire will be giving a talk and demonstration....

    Dates

    From:
    28 Oct 2017 To 29 Oct 2017
  10. Masham Traditional Christmas Fair

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    Masham Traditional Christmas Fair

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Masham

    Great crafts and gift ideas, stalls and activities and seasonal delights. Santa’s Grotto. Delicious refreshments provided by Fearby & Healey WI.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Nov 2017 To 27 Nov 2017
  11. Festive Afternoon Tea

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    Festive Afternoon Tea

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    After a full day's Christmas shopping, why not sit down and take a moment to relax? Leave your car in our car park for FREE, take a stroll into town for the Christmas shopping, come back and enjoy a festive afternoon tea.

    £14.95 per person

    Served daily from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

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    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017 To 24 Dec 2017
  12. Carvery Party Night

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    Carvery Party Night

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Join us for our 2017 festive season and enjoy our 2-course carvery menu followed by dancing to our resident DJ.

    A night of festive fun and yuletide merriment awaits, which will be guaranteed to start your celebrations with a bang.

    Dress Code - Smart casual with Christmas sparkle!

    Times - Bar...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017 To 2 Dec 2017
  13. Viva Las Vegas

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    Viva Las Vegas

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Make your 2017 Christmas party a sure bet when you experience the high stakes and glitter of your own Vegas night at Cedar Court Harrogate.

    Some nights will see our cabaret dancers who will take you to the bright lights of the city and other nights you can play the high roller at our casino...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017 To 1 Dec 2017
    From:
    2 Dec 2017 To 2 Dec 2017
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    7 Dec 2017 To 7 Dec 2017
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    8 Dec 2017 To 8 Dec 2017
    From:
    9 Dec 2017 To 9 Dec 2017
    From:
    13 Dec 2017 To 16 Dec 2017
  14. Carvery Party Night

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    Carvery Party Night

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Join us for our 2017 festive season and enjoy our 2-course carvery menu followed by dancing to our resident DJ.

    A night of festive fun and yuletide merriment awaits, which will be guaranteed to start your celebrations with a bang.

    Dress Code - Smart casual with Christmas sparkle!

    Times - Bar...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Dec 2017 To 2 Dec 2017
    From:
    8 Dec 2017 To 9 Dec 2017
    From:
    15 Dec 2017 To 16 Dec 2017
    From:
    21 Dec 2017 To 21 Dec 2017
  15. Festive Sunday Lunch

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    Festive Sunday Lunch

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    A warm welcome awaits when you join us for Sunday lunch to celebrate this festive season in style. The perfect opportunity to join family and friends.

    Dress Code - Smart casual with Christmas sparkle!

    Times - Lunch served 12.00pm to 2.30pm

    Booking essential and pre-order required....

    Dates

    From:
    3 Dec 2017 To 3 Dec 2017
    From:
    10 Dec 2017 To 10 Dec 2017
    From:
    17 Dec 2017 To 17 Dec 2017
    From:
    24 Dec 2017 To 24 Dec 2017
  16. Festive Family Sunday Lunch

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    Festive Family Sunday Lunch

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    We have teamed up with Rascals Entertainment to get your children in to the festive spirit with our 2-course festive Sunday lunch and entertainment.

    After lunch has been served, there will be plenty of party games, dancing and the chance to win prizes. Make sure you've been nice this year as...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Dec 2017 To 3 Dec 2017
    From:
    17 Dec 2017 To 17 Dec 2017
  17. Christmas Day Lunch

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    Christmas Day Lunch

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Merry Christmas!

    Join us for a traditional 5 course lunch served in Porterhouse Restaurant while enjoying view overlooking The Stray.

    Dress Code - Smart casual with Christmas sparkle!

    Times - Bar opens 11.30am, lunch is served 12midday to 2.30pm

    Booking essential, pre-order...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Dec 2017 To 25 Dec 2017
  18. Boxing Day Lunch

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    Boxing Day Lunch

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Just because the day itself is over, don't let the festivities stop there. Join us and continue to the celebrations with family and friends in Porterhouse Restaurant.

    Dress Code - Smart casual with Christmas sparkle!

    Times - Bar opens 11.30am, lunch served 12midday to 2.30pm

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    Dates

    From:
    26 Dec 2017 To 26 Dec 2017
  19. New Year's Eve Cabaret Dinner Dance

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    New Year's Eve Cabaret Dinner Dance

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Join us and swing into 2018!

    The evening begins with canapés and a glass of fizz after which, the piper will pipe you into dinner where you will enjoy a sumptuous 5 course dinner.

    Your entertainment for the evening is Kevin Fitzsimmon, a superb singing paying tribute to the legends of swing...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Dec 2017 To 31 Dec 2017

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