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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. Apple juicing at Swanley

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    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:
    29 Sep 2018 To 29 Sep 2018
    From:
    20 Oct 2018 To 20 Oct 2018
    From:
    27 Oct 2018 To 27 Oct 2018
  2. Apple Day

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    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Sunday 30th 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:
    30 Sep 2018 To 30 Sep 2018
  3. Almscliffe Gin and Beer Festival

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    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Almscliffe Gin and Beer Festival
    6th October 2018 6pm
    Live music and food available
    Wide range of cask ales and Howarth Gin
    £10 entry inc free glass and drink token

    Dates

    From:
    6 Oct 2018 To 6 Oct 2018
  4. French Chef At Our Home

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    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    French Chef at home offers a bespoke French Cuisine dining experience in your own home (this time in our pub!). Yves is our private chef for the night. He is a qualified 'chef de cuisine' with over 25 years experience and creates authentic French dishes with Yorkshire produce.

    We have booked him...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Oct 2018 To 17 Oct 2018
    From:
    17 Oct 2018 To 17 Oct 2018
  5. James Martin - On The Road ...Again

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Harrogate

    Superstar chef James Martin will be returning to theatres around the country this October following the huge success of his 2016 tour.

    On the Road… Again will see James bring the experiences of his hit TV shows ‘French Adventure’, ‘American Adventure’ and ‘Saturday Morning with James Martin’ to...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2018 To 24 Oct 2018
  6. Nidderdale Food & Drink Festival

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    Type

    Food & Drink

    Pateley Bridge

    This first Nidderdale Food and Drink Festival is to be held on Saturday 28th October and will showcase the fantastic range of local produce the area has to offer.

    This FREE event will be held throughout Pateley Bridge starting at 9am and finishing at 5.30pm.

    Meet local talented people...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2018 To 27 Oct 2018
  7. Murder Mystery Evening

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    Type

    Food & Drink

    Knaresborough

    Guests are invited to step back in time to the roaring 1920s and to be the very special guests of HRH Princess Mary, the former Royal Resident of Goldsborough Hall. With personal invitations sent to each guest revealing their character for the evening and possibly a secret clue or two, everyone...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Nov 2018 To 2 Nov 2018
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

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