Preparations are well under way for the Great British Food Festival taking place in the grounds of Harewood House, near Leeds, over this Bank Holiday Weekend. More than 75 different traders will be in attendance, among them artisan food producers and street food vendors will be busy making, preserving, baking and packing, jams, cakes, cheese, sausages and lots of tasty treats. Along with wonderful food and drink producers there will be a great line-up of local bands, fantastic chef demos, foodie talks, man vs food competitions and a bake stage.
Dan Maycock, one of the organisers, said: “We have got a great mix of local produce and best of British, coming from further afield.”
The Chef Demo stage hosts a headline name for each day, with ex-Great British Bake Off Stars Howard Middleton, Luis Troyano, Sandy Docherty and local chef Steph Moon all doing demos over the weekend. The Bake Off Stars will be overseeing the popular Great British Cake Off, where amateur bakers compete head to head in three categories - and best of all if you enter a cake you get free entry to the festival!
There is entertainment for all the family over the weekend, including kid’s cookery lessons, free circus skills, and children’s rides. With live music throughout the day from a play list packed full of top local bands, your festival ticket also includes entry to lower house and fantastic kids play area and bird garden including penguin feeding.
So it’s a great value day out for the whole family. Bring a blanket and sit out for the day enjoying great food and drink, live music and beautiful surroundings.
See www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com for discounted advanced tickets.