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Ripley Castle plays host to Harrogate Food & Drink Festival from 24 - 26 August, showcasing the region’s food, drink, chef demo’s, performing arts and music.

Harrogate Food and Drink Festival aimed at showcasing, exposing and celebrating the most exciting local talent in food, music, drink, and performing arts, is looking forward to welcoming visitors for the first time at the event.

The festival is directed by the team behind The North Leeds Food Festival, which has attracted tens of thousands to Roundhay Park, Leeds over the past three years.

Michael Johnston, Festival Organiser, said:

Our ethos is simple. We want to provide quality family days out, while supporting the best of local food and drink producers. We’re bringing the elements that have worked so well in Roundhay Park and launching them in Harrogate."

The festival’s Market Street will bring together over 50 market stalls where the finest local artisan producers offer cheeses, jams, pies, treats, brownies & crafts.

To drink there will be pop up wine, cocktail and champagne bars as well as special ales from independent breweries.

However, the festival is not just about the food and drink. As a platform for all upcoming talent in the area, the Festival will feature over 20 bands and performers across the weekend.

As well as this, attendees can expect Live Cooking Demonstrations from the region’s best chef’s.

There are also a host of activities for the little ones with performances from Joel Dickinson, a kids mini quiz, a traditional fun fair and inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts just to name a few of the activities on offer.

The festival has partnered with local charity Harrogate Mind to raise funds at the festival via optional donations, raffles, activities and ticket donations.

Michael Johnston, Festival Organiser, said:

Over the past three years at our event in Leeds, we’ve raised £10,000 for Leeds Mind through our fundraising activities. We plan to do the same at Harrogate Food & Drink Festival with our partnership with Harrogate Mind.

The festival will run from 10am to 8pm on 24-26 August 2019.

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