The Beverley Food Festival is one of the most popular events in East Yorkshire's calendar, attracting thousands of visitors to the town. Taking place in October every year in Beverley's historical Saturday Market, the award winning festival features hundreds of stalls selling a wide range of local food and drink.
Shoppers can find all manner of food and drink at the festival from locally reared meat and traditional preserves, to tasty tangy cheese and real Yorkshire ale.
What food and drink stalls usually attend the festival?
There is always a wide range of food and drink available at the festival, including artisan food producers aswell as local breweries and distilleries. Some exhibitors over the festival's history include:
- Arnold’s Oyster Bar
- Atom Brewing Company
- Bert’s Pizza & Gelato
- Chilli Jam Man
- Great Newsome Brewery
- Hull Pie
- Mr Moos
- Patrick’s Macarons
- Staal Smokehouse
- Taste of Sardinia
- Whitby Distillery
- White Rabbit Chocolatiers
- Wold Top Brewery
- Yorkshire Drizzle
What events take place at the Beverley Food Festival?
Within the Beverley Food Festival is a cookery theatre marquee featuring cookery demonstrations by chefs from local restaurants including The Westwood, The Pipe and Glass Inn, Cerutti's and Whites Restaurant.
The cookery theatre features a “Ready, Steady, Cook” style competition which is aired on Radio Humberside, the local radio station, as well as an Apprentice Chef competition.
The Beverley Brass Band usually launch the day at around 10am and the Beverley Garland Dancers also put in an appearance. Town centre musicians are around all day to entertain shoppers and live broadcasts from the town's Beverley FM take place in Saturday Market.
When Beverley Town Council organised the first Food Festival in 2006, little did they know it would go on to be an annual success enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors alike. At the first festival, thirty-five producers set up their stalls along with a small Food Theatre. This has now grown to over a hundred stall holders attending every year.
Beverley Food Festival awards
The festival won the 2017 North of England ‘Rural Oscar for Tourism’ and commendation at national level, and ‘Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Award for Best Large Event’ in 2016.
How much does entry to the festival cost?
As the festival is located in the market square in Beverley, entry to the festival is free.
How do I find out more about this year's festival?