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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. Preserving at Swanley Grange

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    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    The monks would have preserved as much food as possible to tide them over the winter. Come and see the original medieval recipe cooked on an outside fire at Swanley and taste the results.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2018 To 17 Nov 2018
  2. Adventure Evenings at How Stean Gorge

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    Type

    Food & Drink

    Pateley Bridge

    Adventure + Pizza + Late Bar = A right good time

    9TH NOVEMBER
    ABSEIL &
    GORGE WALK

    23RD NOVEMBER
    CAVING

    7TH DECEMBER
    CANOEING

    21ST DECEMBER
    VIA FERRATA

    6pm: Pizza served
    7pm: Activities begin
    (or when everyone finished pizza)
    9pm: Dessert and a beer

    PIZZA Menu
    Pepperoni
    Ham and...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2018 To 23 Nov 2018
    From:
    7 Dec 2018 To 7 Dec 2018
    From:
    21 Dec 2018 To 21 Dec 2018
  3. Beaujolais Wine Dinner

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    Type

    Food & Drink

    Knaresborough

    We're pleased to announce the next date of our ever so popular wine dinners at the Hall. This time, we will be looking at the Beaujolais wine region of eastern France which is famous for its vibrant and fruity red wines.

    Dinner will be expertly paired with a selection of Beaujolais wines. Our wine...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2018 To 23 Nov 2018
  4. Music and Lights

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    Type

    Traditional

    Ripon

    Here at Fountains we're getting into the Christmas spirit and have just the thing to enjoy on a chilly winter weekend: glowing lights, festive music and delicious food and drink. Come and join us!

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2018 To 25 Nov 2018
    From:
    1 Dec 2018 To 2 Dec 2018
    From:
    8 Dec 2018 To 8 Dec 2018
    From:
    15 Dec 2018 To 16 Dec 2018
    From:
    22 Dec 2018 To 23 Dec 2018
  5. Festive Afternoon Tea at Rudding Park

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    Type

    Christmas

    Harrogate

    Enjoy Festive Afternoon Tea in the conservatory with a complimentary glass of prosecco 1-14 December and a complimentary glass of Taittinger Champagne 15-23 December.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2018 To 23 Dec 2018
  6. Festive Christmas Lunches

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    Type

    Traditional

    Ripon

    Tuck into a delicious festive lunch with family, friends or colleagues this December.

    Choose from a two or three course traditional lunch menu and add tea or coffee with a mince pie for an extra treat. Make a day of it by taking a leisurely walk around the beautiful grounds and visit the shop...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Dec 2018 To 20 Jan 2019
  7. Masham Traditional Christmas Fair

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    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:
    8 Dec 2018 To 8 Dec 2018
  8. Nidderdale Food, Drink and Wellbeing Festival

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    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

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