Welcome to the Dales Festival of Food and Drink

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Our 2015 Festival is nearly here and is a MUST for all the family!

New attractions include chefs from local restaurants demonstrating their cookery skills, the Step this Way Appalachian clog dancers, a ‘love science’ workshop for the kids and our first ever country crafts section – as well as our classic favourites, the Food Hall to satisfy your taste buds, our Real Ales and Cider Festival, Gervase Phinn, Dales animals and much, much more!

This year we are also holding two evening events on Saturday and Sunday in partnership with North Country Theatre and Friends.

Tickets for the Festival can be purchased on the day at the Festival site ticket office or from April in advance at the Tourist Information Point at Dales Haven Guest House in Leyburn 01969 623814. Hope to see you there!.

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Exhibitors

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The food hall is the main venue for food and drink stands, with over eighty exhibitors, sited in a 14,000 sq ft marquee.

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Farming and Country Crafts

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These fun displays show how what the farmer grows becomes food in our shops, with live animals and interactivity.

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Theatre

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Free cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs throughout the day, held in our Theatre Marquee.

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Real Ale Festival

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Over thirty wonderful ales from a selection of local breweries.

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Speakers Corner

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The high point of each day, 2.00pm at the Richard Whiteley Pavilion, is an interesting and entertaining talk by a different guest speaker.

Find out more about Speakers Corner

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Foreword by Gervase Phinn

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Gervase Phinn

"...There is no better way of spending the May Day Bank Holiday weekend than a visit to beautiful Wensleydale for there is something for everyone at this varied and colourful pageant and the hospitality is of the very best."

Read foreword in full...

 
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Events in the Tent

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'Old Hams Hung out to Dry' and 'Colin Bailey in Concert' North Country Theatre and Friends present two evening events, a talk and a concert to tickle your cultural taste buds. See the evening events page for more details...

 
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