SEA FEASTING >>
20 – 22 JULY
Food, fishing and the fruits of the sea are at the heart of this jolly festival. Local chef demos, street food and inspiring tastings are within a whiff of the sea air in lovely Scarborough.
YORK PORKIES >>
A tasty day out for Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival in Skipton, which will see the Auction Mart transformed into a “foodies haven”. Malton-born James Martin the festival’s patron and Italian TV chef Gino D’Acampo will be part of the demo team alongside talented local chefs giving you some top cooking tips and recipes.
BY-THE-SEA SNACKING >>
Saltburn Food Festival is back for 2018, bigger and better than ever. Head to Milton Street for over 100 stalls, packed with around-the-world street food and watch award-winning and celebrity chefs take to the Live Cookery Theatre stage.
GIN JOURNEY >>
10 – 11 AUGUST
Sip by the sea and embark on an enchanting tipple journey at The Gin Society’s Gin Festival at Whitby Pavilion. Try guest gins from the exclusive tasting station or head for the prosecco cocktail bar where you can choose from a range of prosecco cocktails, featuring some fabulous fruit-flavoured gins. With over 120 different botanical creations on offer, you can sample your favourite flavours and discover some new tastes. If that’s not enough, gin-lovers can get involved in a series of masterclasses with expert distillers. What’s more? You can relax to the mellow sounds of resident DJ, A Train Swing, whose vintage sounds will sooth you as you sip. All gin and tonics plus garnishes are priced at £5 – what’s not to love?
PROPER GRUB >>
25, 26, 27 AUGUST
Snack on some of the best street food-style bites from some of the region’s biggest vendors at this year’s Great North Feast festival. Head for Bents Park, South Shields, and dig in to everything from gourmet burgers, wood-fired pizzas and local bangers, to vegan chocolate, big-time brownies and local farmhouse treats.
PIZZA & PROSECCO >>
11 AUGUST >>
Our food and drink favourites take centre stage at Newcastle’s Civic Centre in celebration of the ultimate combination; Pizza & Prosecco Festival. Get your slice of fun while you sip on bubbles to a singalong sound track that’s cheesier than your pizza topping. Each ticket includes entry and entertainment, a free Aperol Spritz, a prosecco bible and a slice of rustic pizza to get your tastebuds going.
GRAB & GLUG >>
31 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER
Berwick-upon-Tweed’s annual Food and Beer Festival – a celebration of great quality, local food and booze – is something that we look forward to with relish. Opposite Berwick’s Georgian barracks, on the green, you’ll find a grand marquee, packed with lots of yummy things. Friday is a day dedicated to all things ale as the weekend kicks off with a day of beer and bites, followed by two days of street food from over 80 producers, live cooking demos and foodie films.
FISH & FEATHER >>
Foodie hotspot, Malton, hosts the Malton Game and Seafood Festival. This is a town that should know its stuff on both counts with moors and coast close to home. On the menu, through demos, tastings and masterclasses, will be grouse, pheasant and all sorts of game, fresh from the wild, windswept moors and then the riches of the sea: lobsters, scallops and seafood.