Malton Food Lovers Festival Returns for Bank Holiday Weekend

Yorkshire’s flagship food festival is set to return for the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend on Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June.

The Spring Malton Food Lovers Festival is taking place across three days, bringing a delicious schedule of cookery demonstrations, street food, entertainment and more to the historic market town.

Fondly known as “Yorkshire’s Foodie Glastonbury,” the Food Lovers Festival is free to attend with the entertainment kicking off at 9am on Friday and Saturday and 10am on the Sunday. 

Now in its thirteenth year, this festival will feature live music playing along with over 100 food stalls, and a full itinerary of delicious demos and ‘Sofa Chats’ across the weekend with celebrated local chefs on the Main Stage.

New to this year’s Festival is Archaeologist and University of York Professor, Dr Penny Bickle, who will be transporting visitors back in time with her demonstration on ‘prehistoric cheese.’ 

Foodie fans will also have the chance to meet The Guardian’s acclaimed food journalist and author, Felicity Cloake, who will be taking to the Main Stage at 2pm on Saturday 4th June for a book signing and Q&A session.  

There will also be plenty on offer for families with younger children too, with Be Amazing Arts hosting a series of children’s activities and workshops over the whole weekend and Magical Quests North who will be adding a jungle theme to Kemp’s Courtyard for younger visitors. 

In addition to the Food Festival, the new Malton Sculpture Trail will launch on Friday 3rd June to tie in with the first day of the Festival, and visitors will be able to enjoy sculptures, 3D installations and projection displays designed by local Yorkshire artists during the 3 day event.

The Food Lovers Festival is free to attend with designated festival Park and Ride car parks operating at a small charge. The Park and Ride service will be available at each entrance to Malton from the A64, with a regular shuttle bus service direct to the event entrance.

Malton is also accessible via public transport with frequent train services to the town from York and Scarborough as well as the Coastliner bus route. 

For more information about this year’s Malton Food Lovers Festivals visit