Following its debut just last year, organisers have confirmed that Leeds’ Yorkshire Pudding Festival will be back for a second helping – and there’ll be some welcomed changes, too. Following unprecedented demand this year, the festival will be bigger, better and bolder as we explore how versatile Yorkshire’s humble side dish can be.
This year, the Yorky Pud team are going bigger on their quest to find out just how versatile Yorkshire’s humble ‘side dish’ can really be. In addition to the increase in vendors, the organisers will also be introducing ticket restrictions, keeping capacity much lower than guests saw at the start of 2020.
After beginning their journey at Leeds Kirkgate Market, the event will be moving to The Camp Hill Estate in Bedale which promises to be better than before, with a whole fleet of food vendors who’ll be mixing it up with some tasty creations, much like they did this year.
Enjoy live music for the aptly named ‘Gravy Stage’, as well as a range of bars selling a range of craft ales, craft & charity stalls, cooking demos & bake offs, and a funfair with a whole kids activity area. It’s also dog friendly, so you really can get the whole family involved! Much to our delight, one of the bars will be run by Malton Brewery who are showcasing their Yorkshire Pudding Beers, a beer literally made out of Yorkshire Puddings, selling at just £3 a bottle!
Want some pro chef skills? MasterChef Semi-Finalist Anthony O’Shaughnessy will be running various cooking demos for the crowds throughout the entire weekend.
The Yorkshire Pudding Festival is sponsored by the Real Yorkshire Pudding Company, who will be there on the day. “It was really important for us to get a sponsor on board who loves Yorkshire Puddings as much as we do, and the Real Yorkshire Pudding Company was a no-brainer for us! They’re an ethically responsible company and a great bunch of people, so we’re really excited to work with them this year” the team says.
Confirming the news on their social media channels, the organisers said: “After the huge success of last years festival we listened to the feedback to make next year better
Adding: “The day is all about celebrating the Yorkshire Pudding! The Festival will host a range of food vendors creating their take on the humble Yorkshire Pudding, mixing, stuffing and smothering them with a delicious array of home cooked dishes from around the world.
Continuing: “To join the food stalls, we will also have a variety of Yorkshire traders selling Yorkshire products. A welcoming bar where you can grab a drink with your chosen dish (or dishes!) and sit back and enjoy the live entertainment that will be on throughout the day.”
Saturday night and are even throwing a mini music festival that night to entertain those who are staying. Spaces are limited for camping but you can grab a ticket for only £10 per a pitch
The festival will take place on August 14th and 15th 2021. Tickets range £4.95 for a child to £55 for a family ticket. You can pick up yours here.