Harewood House Food Festival

It's only four days until the Harewood House Food Festival. On the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of 24, 25 and 26 May, this stunning historic estate hosts a wonderful food and drink extravaganza. There will be chef demos, man v food and cake competitions, artisan talks, games and activities for the kids and excellent live music. Why not enter the Great British Cake-Off, or take part in the Men V's Food challenges? The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out for the whole family. Entry is only £8.50 for adults and £4.50 for kids with family tickets of 2 adults and 2 children at £22.50. Your entry includes access to the historic Harewood House, normally £10.00pp.

Located near Leeds, the Harewood House Estate is an ideal backdrop to all that is food and drink. Over 80 local food producers will occupy the big marquees, selling everything from best Bexton Cheese to Shirley's Homemade Meats to Ultimate Fudge. Some producers will be meeting the audience to give out samples of Real Ale, Pizzas and Cocktails. On the big stage in the fabulous stately grounds, live music will feature Free Empire, The David Paul Hanson band and James Gillespie to name but a few local and national musicians.

From 12.30pm each day, you can join in or just watch, as on the Onionring Stage, men or woman take on the Men v Food Challenge to eat as fast and as much as they can. Cake-Off  allows you to pick your favourite cake and taste it, from all the entries in this Great British Baking Competition. Cookery Classes for adults and for children run throughout the festival, with top chef, Steve Durham using produce from the show to inspire the amateur cook. In the Kidz Kitchen, there will be a chance to prepare summer salads, bake a cheesecake or make some chocolate truffles. If you are a camera buff, then there is a Digital Camera Workshop just for you.

The highlight of the weekend will be the Chef Demos from 11.30am to 3.30pm each day, with a host of top culinary experts sharing their dishes and inspiring you to cook them. Fifteen chefs will be present over the three days, including such names as Ashley McCarthy, Sue Nelson and Howard Middleton. Don't miss, Stephanie Moon and Andy Annat if you want to see some spectacular cooking.

I hope to see you there. Tickets are available at:


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