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Everything you need to know about the Harrogate Food and Drink festival

The Harrogate Food and Drink Festival is returning to the Stray.

The Harrogate Food and Drink Festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary when it returns next weekend.

The event is always a hit with families and features international street food, live chef demonstrations, fine artisan markets, live music and lots of children’s entertainment.

So ahead of its return, here's everything you need to know...


When: June 29-30, 2024

Opening Times: 10am-8pm (Saturday) 10am-7pm (Sunday)

Where: Oatlands Drive Stray, Oatlands Drive, Harrogate

Whats included in my ticket?

  • Live Chef Demos (Minimum of 8 demo’s over the 2 days)
  • Live Music (Minimum of 12 acts over 2 days).
  • FREE Live Entertainment/Performing Arts – 6 shows per day.
  • FREE Roaming Comedy Acts
  • FREE Festival Programmes.
  • FREE Kids Activities.
  • Explore the Artisan Markets.
  • Delicious Street Food
  • Deckchairs dotted around site to park yourself on
  • Independent Bars (Including a NEW North Brew Co Ale House, Speciality Cider, Gin & Wine Bars)
  • Fun Fair
  • Inflatable Land
  • Art Displays
  • Over £95,000 raised for local mental health charities so far


There's set to be a number of fantastic tribute acts performing at this year's festival, alongside the usual array of children's activities, chef demonstrations and more.

The lineup is as follows:

Saturday 29th June:

11:00 - Will Forrester Smooth Sax
12:00 - Ellie Ferguson
13:15 - Leaving Overmorrow
14:15 - Washboard Resonators
15:45 - Gumbox
17:30 - The Killers Tribute (The Killaz UK)
18:45 - Ibiza Sax

Sunday 30th June:

11:00 - Will On Sax
12:00 - White Rose Concert Band
13:15 - Howlin Mat
 14:15 - Scoble, Swan & Friends
15:45 - Knucklefuzz
17:15 - Liam Gray as Robbie Williams
18:20 - Ibiza Sax

About the event 

Dogs are welcome at the event but it's requested that they be kept on a lead - and all mess is cleaned up!

Bringing your own food and drink is not permitted (excluding water) but attendees may bring their own furniture (folding chairs, tables etc).

You can leave the festival and come back, along as you have a stamp/wristband proving your previous entry.

Parking/getting there

The event does not offering free parking, but Harrogate has ample public car parking in its town centre.

Visitors are advised to use the multi-stories location in the centre, whilst disabled drop-off outside the site is permitted.

Alternatively, there are plenty of bus routes that head into the town centre.


Tickets can be bought on the day but it is encouraged to buy tickets online.

Carers go free with a purchased child or adult ticket!

Adult ticket prices range from £9.95 to £12.95 and under 16s tickets cost £4.95, whilst children under 5 go free. 

We at Your Harrogate also have half price tickets via our website here (whilst stocks last!)

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