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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. Martin Bell: Literary Lunch

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    Martin Bell: Literary Lunch

    Type

    Harrogate International Festivals

    Harrogate

    Join war correspondent and author, Martin Bell, for a lunch to remember.

    War and The Death of News – out this Summer –  is a compelling account that mixes autobiography, reportage and a ‘state of the nation’ survey of wartime reporting from one of the outstanding TV journalists of our time....

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2017 To 25 Apr 2017
  2. Harrogate Cycling Festival and Tour de Yorkshire Finish

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    Harrogate Cycling Festival and Tour de Yorkshire Finish

    Type

    Tour de Yorkshire

    Harrogate

    On Saturday 29th April, Harrogate will reprise its role as the finish line destination for a world class cycle race.  The Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race and Men’s Stage 2 race are both heading to town, having started in Tadcaster a few hours earlier.

    Harrogate will be hosting a Spectator Fan...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2017 To 30 Apr 2017
  3. Cathedral Beer Festival

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    Cathedral Beer Festival

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Ripon

    Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival

    Monday 1 May 2017

    11.30am – 5.00pm

    £3.50 Entry for Adults (Children Free)

    In the Cathedral grounds, entrance on the corner of High Saint Agnesgate.

    Join us for another annual Cathedral Beer Festival in the grounds of Ripon Cathedral. Enjoy award-winning beers,...

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2017 To 1 May 2017
  4. BBC Good Food Show

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    BBC Good Food Show

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Get set for Spring!

    Visit the BBC Good Food Show for a delicious day out in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate this May.

    Join a stellar line up of your favourite chefs and experts including Tom Kerridge, Michel Roux Jr and more cooking seasonal dishes live in the stunning Edwardian...

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2017 To 7 May 2017
  5. Michelin Masterclass and Dinner

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    Michelin Masterclass and Dinner

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Michelin Masterclass & Dinner sponsored by Lexus
    Friday 5 May 2017 - Royal Hall, Harrogate

    Join us for a spectacular evening on Friday 5 May in the Royal Hall, Harrogate. Watch as the UK's finest Michelin-starred chefs Tom Kerridge and Michel Roux Jr demonstrate delicious dishes which will then be...

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2017 To 6 May 2017
  6. Decade Dash

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    Decade Dash

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Get your dancing shoes on as we take you on a journey through the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's.

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

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jun 2017 To 2 Jun 2017
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

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