Festival News


The Wensleydale Creamery is to continue its sponsorship of The Dales Festival of Food & Drink for a second year. The event, which moved to Leyburn market place last year, attracted over 6,000 visitors over the weekend, who enjoyed the very best of food and drink the Dales has to offer. Following the success of …

Published 25th March 2017 under News


The Wensleydale Creamery, main sponsor of the Dales Festival of Food & Drink, is inviting visitors to the Dales Festival of Food & Drink to come along and name its new cheese, which it will be launching at the festival. A creamy, mellow, russet coloured blue cheese, full of character, which is handcrafted at The …

Published 17th June 2016 under Exhibitors


The Wensleydale Creamery, based in Hawes (17 miles up the Dale from Leyburn), is this year’s headline sponsor of the new-look Dales Festival of Food & Drink, and is bringing its range of delicious handcrafted cheeses along to the festival. As well as sampling their range of award-winning cheeses including favourites such as Yorkshire Wensleydale, …

Published 17th June 2016 under Exhibitors


For your chance to win a hamper packed full of scrumptious goodies from the Dales Festival of Food & Drink exhibitors, including our main sponsor Wensleydale Creamery, simply head on over to Facebook, like the Competition post and leave a comment saying who will be joining you at the festival!

Published 14th June 2016 under Exhibitors & News


Amos & Tom’s Gourmet Popcorn was originally launched at the Dales Festival of Food and Drink in 2015. This year the company is returning and celebrating a fantastic year in business! Due to popular demand they have added two new savoury flavours; Salt & Vinegar and Cheesy which are perfect for those of you don’t …

Published 13th June 2016 under Exhibitors


Visitors to this month’s Dales Festival of Food and Drink will be full of beans after visiting craft chocolate maker, Full of It. The Barnsley-based company will be selling its own range of handmade single origin chocolate, as well as cacao nibs, cacao powder and newly launched chocolate making kits for beginners. The kits include …

Published 13th June 2016 under Exhibitors


Near zero “food miles” is the proud boast of Gillian & Adrian Harrison for their Wensleydale Ice Cream – with the principal ingredient being milk using whole Jersey Milk and Cream from their Hillside Herd at Manor Farm, Thornton Rust. The journey from the milking parlour to the modern art ice cream production room is …

Published 13th June 2016 under Exhibitors


The Gluten Free Kitchen, based in Leyburn, is proud to count the National Trust, Buckingham Palace and Waitrose amongst its customer base. A dedicated gluten, wheat and (in part) dairy free bakery entering its eleventh year in business, The Gluten Free Kitchen offers an extensive range of cakes, savouries, bread and pastry, for which they …

Published 13th June 2016 under Exhibitors


Don’t miss Tarte & Berry’s delicious treats at The Dales Festival of Food & Drink, which is something of a homecoming for the owners who are originally from nearby Richmond. Tarte and Berry specialises in delicious artisan bakery treats and is the brainchild of sisters Jane and Lucy Batham. Available both online at www.tarteandberry.com and …

Published 13th June 2016 under Exhibitors


Gursharon and Amrik Rauth from Leeds are bringing their delicious range of Indian cooking sauces, which were awarded a Quality Food Award in 2014, to this year’s Dales Festival of Food & Drink. The curry sauces are made from a special blend of different spices combined with fresh chillies, garlic, onions, root ginger and tomatoes. …

Published 13th June 2016 under Exhibitors


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.

The Grand Draw

Look out for the sign in the Market Square which says Grand Draw, purchase a ticket and try your luck at winning the first prize of £200 or the second prise of £100. The prizes will be drawn at 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

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, Old Glory Jazz Band, Muker Silver Band and Reeth Brass Band joing us over the weekend.