We are very grateful to the many businesses listed below that have willingly supported our events. Please take the time to look through and visit their websites. Thank you to them all for sponsoring us either by advertising in our brochures or by sponsoring local bands and the chefs demonstrations.

With an expected turnout of approximately six thousand people over the weekend, this year’s Festival is a great opportunity to advertise and promote local businesses in and around the Dales. We have a variety of sponsorship packages available to local businesses ranging from website listings for eateries and accommodation to print advertising in our programme and even sponsoring the shuttle bus! We are also offering a Local Business Support Scheme for those wishing continue their support throughout the year by way of an annual donation. With varying prices and options, there is a package to suit every business no matter how big or small.

Please contact lmwpartnership@gmail.com to discuss how you and/or your business can get involved and support the Festival.

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    Wensleydale Creamery

    Makers of  delicious Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, lovingly handcrafted in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese has been awarded European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status and is the only Wensleydale cheese to be handcrafted right here in Wensleydale. Discover more at their Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre in Hawes.

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    Leyburn based digital agency providing quality and affordable web and graphic design to the Yorkshire Dales and beyond.

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  • Newtons Solicitors

    There are many solicitors to choose from and you need to know that your legal team will do everything possible to deliver your objectives within your timescale. Whether you are involved in a business or dealing with your personal affairs, at Newtons Solicitors we always remember how important your case is to you and put ourselves in your position. Our team of over 100 professionals are based in offices across Yorkshire and the North East, including; Harrogate, York, Knaresborough, Darlington, Ripon, Leyburn, Richmond, Stokesley, Northallerton and Thirsk. At Newtons Solicitors you will regularly receive clear guidance when you need it together with an experienced lawyer who will look after your best interests.

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  • The Dales Countryside Musuem

    Dales Countryside Museum tells the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked here and shaped the landscape for thousands of years. With loads of fun and interesting things for visitors of all ages to see and do, the Museum offers the chance to discover what is so unique about the Yorkshire Dales and make your visit to the area really special.

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  • Scotts Wright Solicitors

    North Yorkshire Solicitors Since 1831 Scotts Wright is a firm of Solicitors with offices in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales at Leyburn and a Catterick Garrison office situated handily in the newly developed centre of Europe’s largest British Army Garrison. We pride ourselves on supporting the local community and are ideally located to serve the legal needs of the Dales, Catterick Garrison and North Yorkshire. We have long term relationships with many clients extending on a nationwide basis. We provide a range of legal services from all aspects of property law, to specialist inheritance tax planning, matrimonial finance advice and child care law to debt recovery and courts martial. We have extensive local knowledge which allows us to offer our clients the specialist service they require.

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  • Street Head Caravan Park

    Street Head Caravan Park is in an area justly famed for unspoilt natural beauty and is a haven for walkers of all ages and experience. Well signposted footpaths take you literally up hill and down dale, over remote hilltops and moorland or from village to village, often with least one welcoming pub at the beginning or end. Our caravan park is also the perfect touring base for the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria, The Lake District and for both the North East and North west coasts. Street Head Caravan Park is a small, privately owned site, in the heart of Bishopdale, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Situated on the Aysgarth/Kettlewell Road only 1.5 miles from the beautifully impressive Aysgarth Falls and surrounded by peaceful grazing land the park affords magnificent views across the dale and to the fells beyond. Such a genuinely rural location with unobscured scenery is a rare find these days when sites are often rigorously screened within the landscape and consequently have limited views for their visitors to enjoy. Street Head’s enviable situation is only possible today because the park is long established and is managed with great care and discretion by its owners, David, Linda and Mark Cooper. We have vacant pitches on the park for siting of static holiday homes of your choice, please Contact us for more details.

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  • David Ward Joinery and Glazing

    Based at Bellerby, Nr Leyburn, in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, David Ward continues to undertake all manner of joinery contracts, both large and small, within the Wensleydale area and beyond.

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  • The Old Town Hall Guest House

    Louise and David would like to welcome you to The Old Town Hall bed and breakfast in Redmire, Leyburn... At our luxury B&B you can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay in the stunning countryside of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. Redmire is ideally positioned between Leyburn and Aysgarth Falls and provides a central base for touring the Yorkshire countryside. Three large beautiful rooms, all with beamed ceilings and seating areas, including one with a double spa bath & body jet shower - all previewed below. Luxury bedding, super soft towels & bathrobes, luxurious 'Temple Spa' toiletries and a well-stocked fridge with fresh milk, water and cordials are all provided. On arrival guests can enjoy complimentary tea/coffee with homemade cake and biscuits in the guest lounge (in winter warm up in front of the open fire). After a good night’s sleep an award winning breakfast is cooked to order using local produce and fresh home baked bread.

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    Yorkshire Cottages

    Find the Perfect Self Catering Holiday in Yorkshire We hope you will enjoy searching through our great selection of cottages. They are situated in superb locations and stretch across the whole county of Yorkshire. Discover cottages in the beautiful and unique Yorkshire Dales, cottages located in the magnificent and moody North York Moors, cottages along Yorkshire’s varied and striking coastline and cottages in and around the world renowned city of York. In fact we can offer a wide choice of self catering holiday accommodation, from pet friendly cottages to cosy lodges and stunning family houses to modern apartments for two. Many of our cottages have been independently assessed by Visit England and every one of our properties has been individually inspected by our experienced property managers. We’ve tried to make it easy for you to find your perfect holiday accommodation. You can browse for beach cottages, rural cottages, luxury cottages, cottages with ground floor accommodation, family cottages. Or maybe search for accommodation that is next to a golf course or perfect for country walks.

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  • Richard Sanderson and Co

  • Jim Thompson Transport Ltd

    We are a family business based in Wensleydale, supplying aggregates to individuals and builders in North Yorkshire. We pride ourselves on offering great customer service, great products and great prices. We can offer deliveries ranging from 3 tonnes to 16 tonnes or up to 27 tonnes per load (where access allows) of aggregates, sand, gravel, blocks, tarmac, top soil etc to most destinations. We pride ourselves on doing our very best to achieve the very best price for the customer and will always try to beat any quote you may already have. Our deliveries come direct from the quarries, this way we can ensure the best possible prices for our customers. Great customer service Competitive prices Small, one off deliveries for driveways, gravel paths etc Regular supplier of sand, stone, gravel etc to local builders, farmers and gamekeepers If you can't see what you want, or you are unsure of the what you need please contact us, we are always happy to help. All the products we deliver are sourced locally from quality suppliers.

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    R A Orkney Opticians Ltd

    Clear corrected vision and healthy, comfortable eyes at all times is important for all of us and so we give you comprehensive advice on all aspects of your ocular health. We want you to look stylish which is why we offer you a carefully selected range of modern and traditional eyewear from high quality frames and lenses as well as more affordable spectacles for those on a limited budget. If you prefer contact lenses we have an extensive range available and stock a large number of trial lenses. Whatever your needs are, the skill and helpfulness of our staff and our comprehensive service will inspire you. Our business hours are Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm with a late night opening until 7pm on Tuesdays. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you soon.

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  • Quirky Cows

    Quirky Cows is owned by artist Sharron Russell. All the cows are unique paintings by Sharron and all have different names to give them a strong individual character. The paintings on canvas are all original paintings which Sharron paints in her country kitchen at home. Sharron also does A3 & A4 prints alongside commission.

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  • Hannah Russell and Little Alf

    Little Alf was created by Hannah Russell at the age of 17 years old in 2014. The name and idea came from Hannah's mini Shetland who has dwarfism. Little Alf came to live with Hannah in December 2013, and since then she has started to write a book series based on Little Alf with the first book been published in 2014, 'The magical adventure of Little Alf - The discovery of the wild pony.' Hannah has always had a love for reading and writing. She found the perfect character when Little Alf came along, like most Shetlands, Alfie can be extremely cheeky! Hannah also designed two logos which are found on her clothing range, bags and accessories via the online shop. Hannah supports the Riding for Disabled Association through her work and is also an active volunteer at the centre.

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    Yorvik Homes

    Yorvik was established by our Managing Director Matthew Gath in 1994 and with over 20 years experience of building new homes, we have established a reputation of trust, quality and service. We choose only to build our homes in prime locations offering our customers a unique opportunity to live in innovatively designed modern homes in traditional and desirable village locations. Our customers are always our first priority. We are dedicated to customer service and work hard to ensure that the house you buy is the home you love to live in. Our small, professional and dedicated team will always be on hand to support you throughout your home buying journey offering you a truly personal service. You can be sure that your home is as important to us as it is to you – that’s the Yorvik difference

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  • HolidayCottages.co.uk

    Holidaycottages.co.uk have a wide choice of self-catering cottages and places to stay in many wonderful locations across the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. Each cottage has been hand-picked and personally inspected, and there is something perfect for everyone, from small romantic cottages to large country houses ideal for gatherings.

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  • Dawn Clarkson Associates, Leyburn

    Dawn Clarkson Associates

    We are a small local practice, who can provide a bespoke personalised service to each of our clients at value for money prices. Being on your doorstep means we are readily available to offer help and advice on the more technical aspects of accountancy and business services when you need it. We make sure we look after our clients, get the results they want and help build a lasting relationship. We invite you to call in for an informal chat; we look forward to meeting you.

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  • NFU Mutual

    Giving people more from their insurer As a mutual, it’s our job to offer you more than just our products. You’re our members after all, and we work hard to support schemes and initiatives that benefit you in a number of ways. And much like our customers, they’re widespread and diverse, and look to help people from all sorts of communities. Our rural heritage means a lot to us, and so does our work with the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service to reduce farm vehicle crime. It’s been running since 2010, and with the support of the Agricultural Vehicle Police Officer services, we’ve helped cut theft from £10m that year to £5.4m in 2015. It’s an excellent start, and helps protect the livelihoods of hardworking people in rural communities. - See more at: https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/news-and-stories/looking-after-our-members/#sthash.YlZw5XTn.dpuf

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  • McGarry and Co Solicitors

    Personal Advice in an impersonal world Friendly solicitors in Barnard Castle, Hawes and Sedbergh We believe you will find that we are not the run of the mill law firm. We offer professional and friendly advice to our clients in a manner which suits them.

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    Harrowells Solicitors

    Solicitors in York, Thirsk, Easingwold and Pocklington. With our expertise and commitment on your side, we can help you deal with the challenges and opportunities that life brings. We offer award-winning, trusted advice that is every bit as practical as it is professional.

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  • Nortelco

    Keeping you connected With excellent communication at the heart of what we offer, Nortelco provides exceptional customer service and competitive pricing to customers needing mobile communications in the commercial and SME sectors, as well as to individuals. The VIP treatment In 2001, our focus and passion for the VIP sector took shape. Having spotted a gap in the market to provide those in the sports, media and entertainment sectors with a premier mobile service, we launched the Pro-net brand. Want to know more? Working with Nortelco is hassle-free and will save you time, money and effort – we offer solutions on all the major UK networks. So get in touch today and our experienced team will be happy to help.

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  • Penleys Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

    Penley’s Cafe, Bar & Restaurant offers a friendly and relaxed service with an excellent variety of freshly-prepared food cooked to order using locally sourced produced where possible. You can choose to either eat in or take away; Breakfasts, Mains, Paninis, Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads, Jacket Potatoes, Omelettes and a Children's Menu, most of which are served with our delicious homemade chunky chips. We serve exquisite coffee, a range of specialty teas and delicious hot chocolates as well as local beer, wine and soft drinks. Penleys welcomes families, walkers and business delegates and our customers can enjoy a meal and/or a social drink in our tastefully decorated cafe, bar & restaurant seven days a week.

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  • Bolton Castle Bolt-on Events

    Bolton Castle provides a huge range of exciting things to do in Wensleydale, Yorkshire. From family days out to educational trips and historic tours you will find a raft of sights, sounds and smells which bring the castle to life and make for a truly memorable trip. Bolton Castle is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles; originally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land, the castle bears the scars of over 600 years of fascinating history. The castle is still in the private ownership of Lord Bolton, the direct descendant of the castle’s original owner Sir Richard le Scrope.

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  • Thirteen

    Situated in the picturesque market town of Leyburn and nestling on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National park, Thirteen brings to the table great food at reasonable prices in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Thirteen serves seasonal, freshly cooked food with an unashamedly British bias. Key to the ethos of the restaurants carefully crafted menu is the sourcing of the best local ingredients that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. We believe that your dining experience at Thirteen should be exceptional, whether you’re joining us for lunch with friends, dinner with the family or a big celebration.

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  • Thank you to Walter Dawson and Son – proud sponsors of the chefs for the 2017 Festival of Food and Drink

  • Thank you to Brymor Ice Cream – proud sponsors of the children’s entertainment for the 2017 FEstival of Food and Drink

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    Bedale Print Shop

    Bedale Print Shop is a one stop shop for all your print, stationery and office supply needs. We have been providing print and stationery supplies to businesses and individuals throughout the Lower Dales and the surrounding areas since 2013.

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    J R Hopper and CO

    Yorkshire Dales estate agents, valuers and auctioneers.

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  • Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Logo

    Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop

    We commission, spin and dye 4-Ply, DK and Aran weight yarns in a spectrum of tempting shades. We invite you to see our range of quality hand knitting yarns for the enthusiast and beginner, come visit our store in Leyburn or our online shop.

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    Gorgeous Cottages

    Gorgeous Cottages offer a hand-picked collection of the finest luxury holiday cottages in Yorkshire. From family-friendly barn conversions in the Dales to romantic boltholes by the sea, we have the perfect Yorkshire Holiday Home for you.

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  • White Rose Candles

    Hand made candles at Wensley, Yorkshire Dales from White Rose Candles Workshop. Visitors welcome.

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    The Barker Partnership

    The Barker Partnership is a firm of Chartered Accountants based in North Yorkshire, with offices in Thirsk, Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Leyburn and Harrogate, offering accounts, payroll, taxation and business advisory and support services to a wide range of businesses and individuals.

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    John G Hills

    We are a firm of Chartered Surveyors, Valuers, Land and Estate Agents with estate management at the heart of our business. The services we cover all aspects of property management with a broad client base as far south as Belper in Derbyshire and as far north as Argyll in Scotland

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    Leyburn Arts and Community Centre

    The Old School House (TOSH) is located in the charming market town of Leyburn in Lower Wensleydale. The arts centre is a highly successful focal point for local entertainment & leisure activities, boasting a 60 seat cinema, a thriving café/bar and rooms available to hire.

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    Country Hideaways

    Country Hideaways is a family run business offering luxury holiday cottages in Wensleydale and surrounding areas in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. As Tourism Partners of Welcome to Yorkshire it’s our goal to bring you the very best self catering accommodation in this breath-taking part of England.

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    Low Mill Outdoor Centre

    We offer high quality all inclusive residential and non residential outdoor education experiences and group activity courses for all sectors of the community including residential school trips, colleges, youth groups, families and corporate groups. The Centre has been adapted to accommodate those with special needs and disabilities.

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  • Yorvik Homes

    Thank you to Yorvik Homes – Proud sponsors of our local bands for the 2017 Festival of Food and Drink

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.