Wetherby Food Festival
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July
As Wetherby Food Festival races in to it’s sixth year, this annual event has fast become a highlight in the calendar for both locals and visitors far & wide. Attracting thousands of visitors over the weekend, why not enjoy some amazing food from our fantastic selection of hot street food traders serving from some great quirky units. Our producer area hosts some of the best local producers around with local jams, chutneys, cheeses as well as gins and vodkas & of course we have plenty of speciality bars to keep customers refreshed. Team this with live music on stage throughout the weekend, free children’s entertainment from circus workshops to bushcraft activities, fun fair and much more so why not make a weekend of it and enjoy all of this with your friends and family!
What's Going On
Come along and learn about some survival skills with our expert in bush craft. From learning about fire starting, to whittling using a variety of tools and shelter building.
This is something new to the event this year and is set to be extremely popular. Classes can be book at the bushcraft tent on the day but please make sure your’e there early to avoid disappointment.
Mr Dan will be on hand throughout the weekend offering FREE circus skills workshops.
Wetherby Lions will once again be hosting the Wetherby Duck Race on Sunday 9th July in conjunction with the Food Festival.
The event starts at 11.00 am and tickets are available at £2.00 each; look out for them in the town on Saturdays and also at the food Festival on the Saturday and Sunday morning before the race. . The first prize is £300, second prize is £150 and third prize £50.
The event is great fun and people can stand on the finish line to see the winning duck as it passes under the footbridge.
There will be a selection of fun fair rides that will be on offer for all ages, from Bouncy castles and slides and hook a duck to the Matahorn.
Each Child entrance will receive one FREE fair ride*
*This is for selective rides displayed on token
Once again there will be giant bouncy castles for all to enjoy!
Located within our Children’s area, ‘The Beach’ will be filled with bucket and spades surrounded by deck chairs. Anyone is able to kick back and chill out and or come along and build the best sculpture.
We will have a whole host of local live bands and artists performing on our main stage. If you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The line up will announce closer to the event
We have a number of bars on site to choose from including our Rudgate Brewery Real Ale bar serving local beers brewed just down the road at Tockwith. There will also be the ever popular Pimms & Prosecco Bar as well as a Cocktail and Gin Bar.
Friday Night Tribute is still yet to be confirmed.
Diddy Dennis, the miniature fire engine will be providing a tour of the festival with flashing blue lights and sirens.
Children can hop on board and enjoy a ride.
Hot Food, Live Music, Bars & Fun Fair
(Producer area closed from 18:00)
More information to follow!
Leave the A1M southbound carriageway at junction 46 signposted Wetherby Racecourse and turn right at the exit roundabout towards Wetherby (B6164).
At the next roundabout turn left, staying on this road and straight across three further roundabouts (this road follows the route of the old A1 and is the new bypass road, cutting out the need to negotiate the town centre).
At the next roundabout (Mercure Hotel opposite) turn right (3rd exit) down Boston Road, pass the police station on the right. Just before the main Wharfe Bridge, take a left turn down Lodge Lane (also signposted Swimming Pool & Wetherby Sports Association) and is the furthest car park along the road
Leave the A1M northbound carriageway at junction 45 signposted Wetherby/Boston Spa/Tadcaster and take the first exit off the roundabout, keep to the right approaching the next roundabout and take the 3rd exit, signposted Wetherby.
Follow this road for 1.5 miles. Straight across the next roundabout at the Mercure Hotel, pass the police station on the right. Just before the main Wharfe Bridge, take a left turn down Lodge Lane (also signposted Swimming Pool & Wetherby Sports Association) and is the furthest car park along the road.
There are limited disabled spaces on site but we will try accommodate all where we can.
1. Round about car park – Free (orgainsed for event)
2. Wilderness car park – Free
185 Spaces (8 disabled)
3. The Horsefair Centre (Morrisons) – 2 hours free parking
4. Crossley Street – Free 2 hours
78 (5 disabled)
Q. Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
A. Tickets can be bought on the gate on your chosen day or in advance on our website
Q. Can I bring a dog to the event?
A. Dogs can be brought on a lead on to site.
Q. Are there baby change facilities?
A. Baby changing facilities are available in disabled portaloos
Q. Is the site wheelchair accessible?
A. Yes, the site is wheelchair accessible
Q. Are there accessible toilets?
A. There will be accessible toilet facilities in located next to the portable loos