What’s On this Weekend in Yorkshire

Filey Food Festival

After a hugely successful first year in 2012, this weekend sees the hosting of the second Filey Food Festival. The 2013 event is all set to be a unique opportunity to try and buy a vast assortment of locally grown, made or brewed food and drink. The outdoor attractions are to be situated in the beautifully scenic Glen and Crescent Gardens, whilst the Evron Centre will play host to some of the stalls.

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Crowds flocked to last year’s event and were not disappointed by the variety of goods and the expertise of the people involved, and this year things are expected to be bigger and better with an even more impressive choice of produce. Stalls will be open between 9am and 5pm, with free admission to everyone. There will be demonstrations from local chefs in the food theatre, focussing on what to do with all the delicious food, meaning that  there really will be something for everybody.

Chris Elley, the event’s main organiser sums up the atmosphere,  “Over 3000 people came, shopped, tasted and watched the local chef demonstrations. The real highlight for me was the choice of food that was available.”  This year there is a bigger array of local chefs, and the Yorkshire Coast College students are showing a very high standard of skills. New attractions this year include the children’s fair, as well as the beer tent and wine tasting.

York Spring Food Festival

The York Spring Food Festival sees the centre of York overrun by food stalls from Yorkshire, the UK and the world this weekend. ‘Food and Science’ is the theme, and there will be produce from around Yorkshire in abundance, from fresh meat and vegetables to locally made cheese and artisan bread.

The demonstrations tent will house local chefs such as Steph Moon from the Great British Menu and Nick Evans, chef at Middlethorpe Hall, will be showing a few tricks of the trade. They will also be raising money for York Children’s Hospital by selling their recipe book.

The food markets will be spread along Parliament Street throughout the weekend, where you will have the chance to try some tasty treats and buy an exotic lunch from one of the many hot and cold fresh food stalls.

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There is also a local Ale festival going on around the food festival, so take the chance to try some of what Yorkshire is famous for; their real ales.

Entrance to all the food markets and chef demonstrations is free of charge, so get on down to the historic city of York to sample the flavours of The Spring Food Festival.

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