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The Dales Festival Of Food and Drink
July 16, 2018 - July 17, 2018
We’re counting down to The Dales Festival Of Food and Drink 2018 …Sunday 17th June 2018 is Father’s Day. Why not bring your dad for a great day out in Leyburn, Wensleydale … or bring the whole family for a weekend break in Wensleydale
This FREE festival in Leyburn (16th and 17th June 2018) celebrates the very best food and drink that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.
Please note :- There is a charge of £5 per car for parking which includes a free copy of the Food and Drink Programme of events.
The Dales Festival of Food and Drink is back once again for 2017. Over 80 stalls located in Leyburn’s Market Square all showcasing the wonderful food and drink products available in the area.
And just to ensure that both adults and children can enjoy the whole day, a host of additional attractions are available to enjoy across the weekend.
Gift & Craft Fair at Thornbrough Hall & The Methodist Hall
All right so we know we are a food & Drink festival but due to the popularity of last year’s Craft & Gift section we have decided once again to make it apart of this year’s event and have extended in to Leyburn Methodist Hall as well as Thornbrough Hall.
Local event manager Hannah Russell has brought together some of the best examples of the many skills to be found in the Yorkshire Dales area.
Beautiful gifts and products from handmade tweed, women’s clothing, scarves, handmade cushions, bags and brooches made from fabric and yarns, wood jewellery boxes and animal figurines, gifts and a variety of books for both children and grownups and other products. The list goes on and on so just look at the array of exhibitors show in the programme and follow the signs to Thornborough Hall & The Methodist Hall to enjoy the wonderful stalls exhibiting at the craft fair, you won’t be disappointed.
Local Author Hannah Russell will also be book signing in the Methodist hall at 1:00pm- 2:00pm both days.
The Gift and Craft Fair is open to the public from 10am on Saturday and Sunday and entry is free. http://www.hannahrussellevents.com/
Cheese making demonstration from the Wensleydale Creamery
Watch a cheese expert from The Wensleydale Creamery turn eight pints of Wensleydale milk into a 500g Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, in approximately 40 minutes.
Our sponsors the Wensleydale Creamery will be showing us how to make cheese across both days at this year’s event. – https://www.wensleydale.co.uk/
The Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Truckle Trail
Look out for the children’s cheese truckle trail around town at this year’s event! Situated in the booklets is all the information you need about how to get involved and win some fantastic prizes. A brilliant activity for all the family to get involved in.
Clue to get you started – you will need to wander around the town to find the clues – that includes all Festival areas!
Head to the information point situated in Leyburn Market square to find out more information about the trail.
Walk about entertainment
Be entertained by our fantastic walk about entertainment at this year’s event, sit back, relax and taste the finest food & Drink the Dales has to offer while you watch the entertainment. Around the town across the weekend we will be joined by the paper wizard who will be showing us many skills from Balloon modelling, pure origami and magic… We will also be joined by The magic ball juggler who will be performing some amazing ball juggling skills.
Vintage Shuttle Bus
At this year’s event we will be welcoming a vintage double decker shuttle bus which you will be able to spot around town across the weekend.
The car park is £5.00 per vehicle which includes a booklet for this year’s event.