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.
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.
Visitors approaching Leyburn on the A 684 from Bedale and the A 6108 from Masham should follow the signs to the car park provided at the east end of Leyburn opposite Tennans Auction Room. Shuttle buses are available to take visitors from this car park to the town centre. Visitors approaching Leyburn on the A 6108 from Richmond, the A 684 from Hawes or the road from Reeth should follow the signs to the Auction Mart car park at the north end of Leyburn. Visitors with blue badges will be allowed entry, free of charge to the Richmond District Council car park. Leyburn’s Market Square, Commercial Square and the town centre are closed to all vehicles.