Stars come out for Yorkshire Dales Food Fest

Skipton Auction Mart will be transformed into a ‘Foodies Heaven’ this summer with the launch of the first ever Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival.

Visitors to the new Festival which takes place across the weekend of Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July, will not only be treated to the finest local food and drink, but also DIET9SEPT-374 demonstrations from TV favorites James Martin and the Hairy Bikers.

The event, which will focus on the ‘Field to Fork’ ethos, will showcase the finest food, drink and chefs principally from the Yorkshire Dales region.

Yorkshire born James Martin has signed up as the events patron and will be showcasing his skills throughout the Sunday in the Celebrity Demo Arena which has been sponsored by local firm Esse Cookers whilst hilarious duo Si and Dave of Hairy Biker fame will provide a programme of demonstrations and talks on the Saturday.

Logo with SkiptonAs well as celebrity favourites, the festival will also host a number of fantastic local chefs in a dedicated Local Demo Arena highlighting the vast array of local talent including the Adam Smith from the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa at Bolton Abbey and Harrogate’s leading chef Steph Moon amongst a host of others.

The festival will also feature over 250 trade stands selling the best of regional produce, as well as home and kitchen accessories and diverse indoor and outdoor street food areas serving everything from local favourite Timothy Taylor’s beer to paella, hog roast and burgers and everything in between.

Tickets are selling fast but still available to buy online at