Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival is back – here’s everything you need to know

One of Yorkshire’s biggest foodie festivals is returning for another year- and there’s plenty to look forward to.

Taking place from Friday 21 July – Sunday 23 July 2023, expect three jam-packed days of cookery classes, tastings, workshops and bars, live music- and that’s just the beginning.

There’s a star studded lineup of celebrity chefs taking to the kitchens too, with visits from Gino D’Acampo, Si King from The Hairy Bikers and Yorkshire’s own James Martin inside the big top theatre kitchen.

knickerbockerglory with a torch on.
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ice cream cake.
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There’s everything you need for a full family day out. Kids can build sandcastles in the giant sandpit or head over to the children’s cookery school for a masterclass in all things food before meeting furry friends at the petting farm and dressing up for the princess party.

This might be a foodie festival, but that’s not stopping the organisers from bringing the festival to life with music. Tribute acts bringing the best tunes from Wannabe Spice Girls, Katy Perry, We Are Champion Queen, Take That Live alongside renowned artists DJ Gok Wan, Pat Sharp, Brutus Gold’s Love Train and The Zoots sounds of the 80s – so there’s plenty of opportunity to dance day and night to feel good tunes through the ages.

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Camping is once again the perfect option for those wanting to experience the full weekend without the faff of driving to and from – and with ample space for caravans and motorhomes, you can make this a truly comfy camping experience.


There’s a whole host of ticket options, depending on whether you want to check out the celebrity kitchens, and start at £23 for adults and £15 for children over the age of 8.

All tickets can be purchased on the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival website here.

Getting There

The Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival is based in Skipton on Funkirk Farm. This is just over an hour’s drive from Leeds city centre.

The festival organisers have said that there will be lots of signage to help guide visitors from the A59 and warn that “anyone coming from the Bradford direction, please do not come through Carleton Village as their will be a one way system through the town, you will need to enter the festival from the A59”.

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For more information about the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival, including how to get tickets, visit their dedicated website here.

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