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Brand New Food & Drink Festival debuts in Ripley this Summer

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Ripley Castle plays host to Harrogate Food & Drink Festival,
showcasing the region’s best talent in food, drink, chef demo’s, performing arts & music.

Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August 2019
from 10am to 8pm

Harrogate Food & 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.

“Our ethos is simple. We want to provide quality family days out, while supporting the best of local food and drink producers.” – Michael Johnston, Festival Organiser
In addition, 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.
” We’re bringing the elements that have worked so well in Roundhay Park and launching them in Harrogate.”  – Michael Johnston, Festival Organiser

However, the festival is not just about the food and drink.
As a platform for all upcoming talent in the area, Harrogate Food & Drink 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.
As well as this the festival has partnered with local charity Harrogate Mind to raise funds at the festival
via optional donations, raffles, activities and ticket donations.
“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.” – Michael Johnston, Festival Organiser

Thousands of people are expected to whet their appetites on the wide array
of local culinary delights and entertainment at the festival which runs
from 10am to 8pm on Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August 2019.

Early bird tickets for the festival are now available to purchase
on the event website www.harrogatefoodfestival.com
from £4.98 per Adult£1.50 per Under 16 (Under 5’s go free).

You can keep up to date with the latest festival information
by following the event on Facebook, Instagram
and Twitter at Harrogate Food & Drink Festival.

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