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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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Ongoing Events

  1. Apple juicing at Swanley

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    Apple juicing at Swanley

    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    We know the monks at Fountains Abbey produced ale and perhaps cider. Other monasteries in the country certainly did. Join in the apple juicing process and sample the delicious results from your hard work. We’re using apples from our orchard which are all northern varieties from the sixteenth…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Sep 2019 To 21 Sep 2019
    From:
    28 Sep 2019 To 28 Sep 2019
    From:
    19 Oct 2019 To 19 Oct 2019
    From:
    26 Oct 2019 To 26 Oct 2019
  2. Culture Hop

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    Culture Hop

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Join us as we transform our grade 2 listed building at the heart of Harrogate into a treasure trove of superb small-batch local beers, gins, and bitesize cultural experiences - all curated by our specialist team, especially for you.

    In the Stalls Bar - a hand-selected range of bottles and cans
    In…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Sep 2019 To 21 Sep 2019
    From:
    21 Sep 2019 To 21 Sep 2019
  3. The Bollinger Bike comes to Harrogate

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    The Bollinger Bike comes to Harrogate

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    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Harrogate Wines will be transformed into a Wine Bar throughout the Road World Championship serving wine and beer by the glass and a selection of sharing boards. To top it off our friends over at Bollinger, who love all things cycling, have sent over their iconic Bollinger Bike. You will see it…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Sep 2019 To 29 Sep 2019
  4. Celebrate the humble apple at Beningbrough

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    Apple celebration week at Beningbrough

    Type

    Family Event

    Boroughbridge

    We all know the humble apple; juicy, crunchy, sweet, green, red and golden. We devour it in pies, in cakes, in salads, in cider, even in sausages - but how much do you know about the fruit itself?

    From 6 - 13 October (closed Monday), you can head to the tents in the walled garden for the apple…

    Dates

    From:
    6 Oct 2019 To 13 Oct 2019
  5. Almscliffe Beer and Gin Festival 2019

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    Almscliffe Beer and Gin Festival 2019

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Almscliffe Beer and Gin Festival
    Saturday 19th October 2019
    Over 20 local beers and Gins
    Fresh local food
    Live music
    £10 ticket (including a free guest beer/gin and glass)
    6pm until late
    Tickets from
    https://almscliffebeerfestival.yapsody.com./

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019 To 19 Oct 2019
  6. Autumn half term celebrating nature with a sprinkle of magic on Halloween

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    October half term at Beningbrough Hall

    Type

    Hop tu Naa/Bonfire Night

    Boroughbridge

    Experience the magic of trees at Beningbrough. Follow the tree and bird trail, join the (nearly) naked walk, get creative in a leafy artrageous workshop and discover the magic of trees on a story promenade. Yorkshire Dales Bushcraft returns for a day of activities in the American garden.

    Tree…

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2019 To 3 Nov 2019
  7. Nidderdale Food, Drink and Wellbeing Festival

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    Nidderdale Food, Drink and Wellbeing Festival

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Pateley Bridge

    This second Nidderdale Food and Drink Festival takes place on Saturday 27th October and will showcase the fantastic range of local produce the area has to offer.

    NEW for 2018 – a Wellbeing Festival where you will find a wide variety of stalls selling gifts, health products and much more

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2019 To 27 Oct 2019
  8. Fun Burns night supper

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    Fun Burns night supper

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Here at The Cairn Hotel we have a fun Burns night supper
    2 course dinner with tea or coffee and a wee dram of whiskey, Ceilidh band and dancing until 12.30am for only £28.00pp. If you wanted to make the most of your night out then why not add accommodation from £56.00pp. Single & sole occupancy…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jan 2020 To 25 Jan 2020

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