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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:
    26 Oct 2019 To 26 Oct 2019
  2. 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
  3. Nature explorers - campfire cooking

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    Nature explorers - campfire cooking

    Type

    Traditional

    Pateley Bridge

    Join us on Sunday 10 November for our last Nature Explorers of 2019. In this month's drop in session learn how to make a safe campfire and cook some delicious treats on it.

    There's no need to book for this event.

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    10 Nov 2019 To 10 Nov 2019
    From:
    10 Nov 2019 To 10 Nov 2019
  4. 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
  5. Spring Food, Home & Garden Show

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    Spring Food, Home & Garden Show

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Ripon

    Join us for another fantastic annual springtime day out for all the family at the Spring Food, Home & Garden Show on Saturday 4th April 2020 with over 60 traders from across Yorkshire selling delicious food and treats, plus activities running throughout the day.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Apr 2020 To 4 Apr 2020

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