Brought to you from the team behind the award-winning North Leeds Food Festival, The North Yorkshire Food and Drink Festival arrives for its first year on the rolling fields of NY500, located just off the A169.

The festival focuses on the core values of celebrating local produce, internationally inspired food and drink from independent businesses, alongside showcasing culinary talents through live
demonstrations hosted by professional chefs.

An extensive entertainment and activities programme will take place over the weekend, with a live music stage, family-friendly performances from magicians and entertainers, roaming street performers, live cookery demos hosted by the Yorkshire Food Guide team and a traditional funfair.

The festival will also feature an artisan market hosting 60+ local traders and producers. Arts, crafts and creatives will also be joining the market, with handmade soaps, candles, and jewellery.

Set on the unique site of NY500, car-fanatic attendees will also have the opportunity to view a
collection of vintage and modern cars and bikes in the Motorsport and Apparel Museum.

Hot off the press – FREYA COX will also be attending – current Masterchef Champion & as seen on Bake Off!!

What’s included with your ticket?

  • Live Chef Demos (Minimum of 8 demos over the 2 days)
  • Live Music (Minimum of 12 acts over 2 days).
  • FREE Live Entertainment/Performing Arts – 6 shows per day.
  • FREE Festival Programmes.
  • FREE Kids Activities.
  • FREE Parking.
  • Explore the Artisan Markets.
  • Access the Street Food arena.
  • Deckchairs dotted around site to park yourself on
  • Independent Bars (Including an Ale House, Speciality Cider, Gin & Wine Bars… even fresh Coconut Cocktails!!)
  • Art Displays
  • Classic & Sport Car Museum
  • ” A fantastic afternoon. “ – As one gentlemen put it as he was leaving one of our festivals.

…Come join the fun!

Watch this video to get a feel of what to expect for this event:

Where is NY500? NY500 is a bustling hub of activity located just outside Pickering. An attraction in its own right, it features its own Cafe, Classic & Sport Car Showroom and Museum. You can see more on their website.



International Street Food – Take a walk through the lush green fields of North Yorkshire and enjoy the vast aromas tempting you into tastes from around the world.  Pick from the best Street Food traders in the UK.

Tuck into a freshly prepared Paella or Pad Thai, bursting with flavour. Taste the gooey goodness of Artisan Melted Cheese, or nibble on Pomegranate topped Halloumi Fries.

Fancy something sweet? Pick up Spanish Churros, smothered in Belgian Chocolate. Choose food from Japan, Italy, Peru, The U.S, or anywhere between! With over 31 different cuisines to choose from, you’ll be coming back for more.

Vegan? Almost all of the exhibitors will have a vegan special on to tempt your tastebuds.

Live Cookery Theatre – In partnership with Yorkshire Food Guide, we’ll be hosting a Live Cookery Theatre for both days of the festival. Watch the region’s best chefs cook up a storm on stage.

Independent Drink – Lounge on a colourful striped deck chair in the sun. Take a sip on a Cold Beer, a glass of Champagne or a Cocktail loaded with fresh Strawberries. With 8 Independent Bars at the festival, we have you covered – whatever your tipple.

Want something non-alcoholic? No problem, we have a specialist bar squeezing Juices and Smoothies on the spot for you.

Fine Artisan Markets – Feel your senses heighten as you walk through the colours, tastes and smells of the giant Artisan Produce Markets. Tuck into a gooey Artisan Brownie. Pick up gourmet Fudge or luxury Cured Meats. Lover of cheese? We’ve loads of it. And from some of the best producers in the UK.

Want something for later? We have everything from handmade Marshmallows, to Independent Wines and Gins. Specially assembled for the festival, you can take your pick from the finest artisan brands in the UK.

Live Music – Listen to the sounds of award-winning Jazz, Soul and Pop. Dance to the Unique sounds of the Washboard Resonators on stage at the festival. As always, compering, welcoming you to the festival and playing throughout will be the sounds of Will Forrester on the Sax.

Live Entertainment – Stroll across the bustling site and you will come to the Entertainment Arena. Here you will witness the mind-boggling talents of Matthew J & friends.

Children’s Entertainment – See the excitement on their faces as they watch the Magic Matt show taking place each day. Take part in the free kids quiz and fact-hunt all around the site. Be sure to swing by the Traditional Fun Fair and Inflatable Land on your way. We’ve heaps lined up for the kids – see our website for more info.

Joining us this year?

Supporting Mental Health – As always, we will be partnerting with a local mental health charity. For this event, we will partner with York,Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale Mind . We will be collecting donations through optional donations on ticket sales and many fun activities. We have raised over £45,000 so far. Let’s try break the record this year.

Wellbeing – Take a look at the dedicated Wellbeing stalls at the festival this year. Here you will find everything from Independent Cosmetics, to Yoga Talks or healthy living interactions.

Art – As you walk through the festival site, admire the artwork on display throughout the festival. Over the past five years, we have been building up this collection, working with talented local artists.


Over 31 cuisines | 150+ Exhibitors and Performers | 8 Independent Bars | 2 Giant Artisan Produce Markets | Street Food | Dessert Stations | Live Entertainment | 26+ Live Performers | FREE Kids Activities and Kids Packs | Furniture Dotted Around Site | FREE Festival Programmes | Dedicated Wellbeing Area | Traditional Fun Fair | Inflatable Land | Exclusive Art Displays

When: July 16th-17th

Where: NY500, Pickering, YO18 8EA

Opening Times: 10am – 8pm (Sat) & 10am – 7pm (Sun)

Artistan Markets may close from 5pm

Full Live Music & Chef Demo line up to be announced.

Join the celebration at at NY500 this summer.


NY500, Event Space, Museum & Car Showroom, YO18 8EA

More information: Event website Facebook Instagram

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