Dubbed the biggest food and drink festival in the region, the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival 2023 is set to be the event of the summer and you’re not going to want to miss it.
Returning to Skipton, the food fest takes place at Funkirk Farm in Skipton over three days from July 22st to July 23rd. And will see the likes of top celebrity chefs Gino D’Acampo, Hairy Biker‘s Si King and of course Yorkshire legend himself James Martin.
The celebrity chefs will feature in the big top theatre kitchen and will create their favourite dishes teaching you how to make them yourself with entertainment along the way.
There will be a busy schedule of culinary talent across the kitchen stages, along with delicious desserts and Michelin Star dishes created by some of the best UK chefs.
Along with fantastic celebrity chefs and culinary talent across the Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival 2023, they will have a fantastic music lineup on Saturday and Sunday evenings which includes incredible tribute acts.
Tribute acts lined up for this year’s festival include Wannabe Spice Girls, Katy Perry, We Are Champion Queen, Take That Live as well as renowned artists DJ Gok Wan, Pat Sharp, Brutus Gold’s Love Train and The Zoots sounds of the 80s.
Yorkshire Dales food fest is a family affair with plenty to keep the kids happy like a giant sandpit, mini tractor rides, a kids cookery school, a petting zoo, a princess party fancy dress competition, a crafting tent, a mud kitchen and a kid’s disco. Even the pooch is welcome.
Yorkshire Chef and TV presenter, James Martin, said: “Why should you come to the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival? Quite simply, it is the best food festival there is. I’ve been doing this festival since it started… and it is phenomenal. It is a privilege to be part of it. We’ve got a Big Top and amazing kitchen and people love it. It is the best!”
Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival founder, Rachael Higgins, said: “The festival is quite simply part of my family, we love it!
“Every year our team work really hard to make it bigger and better, coming up with new and exciting things to ensure we have something for everyone. There is always so much to see and do, from fabulous celebrity chef cookery demos to dancing the right away with your family and friends.
“We love welcoming back guests who come back each year, in fact both myself and my husband Andy meet almost all of our campers when they arrive on Friday night!”
Chef Si King from the Hairy Bikers said: “Both me and Dave have been involved since its inception when the very first Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival was in the Skipton cattle market, and it was brilliant!
“It’s just grown from strength to strength over the years… it’s brilliant, you’ve got camping and loads of food, it’s a proper festival. And why wouldn’t you? It’s an amazing part of the country.”
Tickets for the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival 2023 cost £23 each or if you’d like to camp and glamp tickets cost £75. Visit the website here for more information.