Time: All day
It was originally announced that the 2015 festival would be the last of its kind. Thankfully though, due to local support, there will be a Dales Festival of Food and Drink in 2016. Taking place on the 18th and 19th June, and re-locating to the Market Square in Leyburn, entry this year will be completely free of charge. The annual event is a celebration of local produce so it’s the perfect chance to discover new suppliers and the best of what this region has to offer.
You’ll find lots of exhibitors offering samples of food and drink so can sample some tasty treats and try before you buy. Previous years have included cookery demonstrations, country crafts and a Real Ale Festival so the event is always well worth a visit. If you’re a fan of Leyburn, the market square will also host a 1940’s festival, which takes place on the 23rd and 24th July. You’ll be transported back to the 40’s with singing, dancing, stalls and vintage vehicles. Local shops get into the spirit by decorating their windows with 40’s memorabilia and a vintage shuttle bus is available to transport visitors around the town.