Harrogate Food & Drink Festival is returning for 2023 after two years of incredible support!
Join us for NEW tastes, Interactive Sessions & Entertainment.
NEW FOR 2023:
RETURNING for 2023:
Hungry for more? Join thousands of Foodies in Harrogate this spring & summer!
What's included with your ticket?
…Come join the fun!
FAQs: June Edition - The Stray
Is free parking available? Not at this event. Parking on The Stray is illegal. Those arriving by car should head to one of the towns multi-storey car parks, which are all within 5 minutes walk of the event site. These include the Jubilee multi storey car park & the West Park multi storey car park.
Are dogs welcome? Yes, dogs are welcome at the event, we just ask that you keep them on a lead, pick up any mess and respect other attendees.
Is the festival covered? Some parts are, such as the Cookery Theatre. However, we have made the event space as open air as possible as a precautionary COVID measure. Please bring appropriate clothing, sun block etc.
Can I bring my own furniture? Yes, folding chairs, tables etc are most welcome.
Can I bring my own food and drink? Outside food and drink is not permitted on site (water is ok).
Can we leave the festival and come back in? Yes, as long as you get a stamp/wristband from the entrance.
What are the opening times? Please see above.
Can I buy tickets on the day? Due to current COVID restrictions, all tickets must be bought online.
Where on The Stray is the festival? The festival takes place on the Oatlands Drive section on the Stray. This is bordered by Oatlands Drive, Knaresborough Road and Wetherby Road.
International Street Food - Take a walk through the lush green fields of The Stray and enjoy the vast aromas tempting you into tastes from around the world. Pick from the best Street Food traders in the UK.
Tuck into a freshly prepared Paella or Pad Thai, bursting with flavour. Taste the gooey goodness of Artisan Melted Cheese, or nibble on Pomegranate topped Halloumi Fries.
Fancy something sweet? Pick up Spanish Churros, smothered in Belgian Chocolate. Choose food from Japan, Italy, Peru, The U.S, or anywhere between! With over 31 different cuisines to choose from, you’ll be coming back for more.
Vegan? Almost all of the exhibitors will have a vegan special on to tempt your tastebuds.
Live Chef Demo’s – In partnership with Leeds Cookery School, we'll be hosting a Live Cookery Theatre for both days of the festival. Watch the region's best chefs cook up a storm on stage.
Independent Drink - Lounge on a colourful striped deck chair in the sun. Take a sip on a Cold Beer, a glass of Champagne or a Cocktail loaded with fresh Strawberries. With 8 Independent Bars at the festival, we have you covered - whatever your tipple.
Want something non-alcoholic? No problem, we have a specialist bar squeezing Juices and Smoothies on the spot for you.
Fine Artisan Markets - Feel your senses heighten as you walk through the colours, tastes and smells of the giant Artisan Produce Markets. Tuck into a gooey Artisan Brownie. Pick up gourmet Fudge or luxury Cured Meats. Lover of cheese? We’ve loads of it. And from some of the best producers in the UK.
Want something for later? We have everything from handmade Marshmallows, to Independent Wines and Gins. Specially assembled for the festival, you can take your pick from the finest artisan brands in the UK.
Live Music - Listen to the sounds of award-winning Jazz, Soul and Pop. Dance to the Unique sounds of the Washboard Resonators on stage at the festival. As always, compering, welcoming you to the festival and playing throughout will be the sounds of Will Forrester on the Sax.
Live Entertainment - Stroll across the bustling site and you will come to the Entertainment Arena. Here you will witness the mind-boggling talents of Matthew J & friends.
Children’s Entertainment - See the excitement on their faces as they watch the Magic Matt show taking place each day. Take part in the free kids quiz and fact-hunt all around the site. Be sure to swing by the Traditional Fun Fair and Inflatable Land on your way. We’ve heaps lined up for the kids – see our website for more info.
Joining us this year?
Supporting Mental Health – As always, our charity partner at the festival is Leeds Mind. We will be collecting donations through optional donations on ticket sales and many fun activities. We have raised over £65,000. Let’s try break the record this year.
Over 31 cuisines | 150+ Exhibitors and Performers | 8 Independent Bars | 2 Giant Artisan Produce Markets | Street Food | Dessert Stations | Live Entertainment | 26+ Live Performers | FREE Kids Activities and Kids Packs | FREE Deckchairs and Seating (no cost hire) | FREE Festival Programmes | Dedicated Wellbeing Area | Traditional Fun Fair | Inflatable Land | Exclusive Art Displays
When: June 24-25, 2023
Opening Times: 10am-8pm (Saturday) 10am-7pm (Sunday)
Where: Oatlands Drive Stray, Oatlands Drive, Harrogate
Join the celebration.