About Us


Organised by the Leyburn & Mid-Wensleydale Partnership Ltd, we are a registered charity and any financial surplus from the event goes to community causes. Since its inception in 2002, the Dales Festival of Food & Drink has generated surplus funds of over £154,000 which has been distributed to local community organisation around the dales.

The Dales Festival of Food & Drink is committed to supporting local businesses, producers and craftsmen and we are delighted to be able to continue that support. Of course, we would not be able to hold the Festival were it not for the support of local businesses in and around Leyburn, our amazing volunteers and members of the Partnership itself who spend all year planning the Festival on a voluntary basis.

Going forward, the Partnership will be supporting more events in and around Leyburn and would love to hear from other local organisations/clubs/societies that may be looking for support and backing for an event they wish to stage. Please do contact us if you thinking of organising an event in the future and would like to have a chat about the Partnership may be able to help.

Leyburn’s hospitality

Leyburn has a host of food and gift shops, hotels, public houses and restaurants. Visit them and buy something special, have lunch, a snack or a cup of tea. Even better stay for the evening and enjoy the entertainment and hospitality.

Be entertained by bands of The Dales

The Dales have a tremendous reputation for making music so why not spend some time listening to 4 award winning Bands playing jazz, traditional band music, swing and popular tunes. We're pleased to have; Leyburn Band, Moobeams, Muker Silver Band and Elizabeth joing us over the weekend.