Wetherby Food Festival

Wetherby Food Festival

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July

As Wetherby Food Festival races in to it’s fourth 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, children’s cookery classes, 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

The acoustic Stage is a fantastic idyllic location for our acoustic guitar performances throughout Saturday and Sunday, surrounded by local produce.

Anytime you need a break to consider your next purchases or just get away from the hustle and bustle of the food court head over to the producer market and relax on the deckchairs with a Pimms, Prosecco or even a speciality gin.

It’s a perfect way to get away from it all and sit and enjoy some chilled out live music.


Time Artist
1020-1110 Hayley Robinson
1210-1300 Stephen Bucknell
1400-1450 Pelico
1550-1640 Steph Baker
Time Artist
1020-1110 Sadie Yarwood
1130-1220 Pelico
1250-1340 Chris White Jazz Trio
1440-1530 Steph Baker
1630-1700 Steph Baker

Kiddy Cook will be holding children’s cookery classes daily. During each session children will have fun with gastronomic experiments and recipes & they are encouraged to learn about ‘good food’ and explore new flavours in a fun and educational way. Kiddy Cook has lots of experience as they hold classes around the UK for childrens parties and at other events, cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

The sessions are £3.50 per child and will last approx. 45 mins. Classes are suited to children aged 3+. Further class information and online booking will be available nearer the time.

Saturday Sunday
11.30am – 12.30 Bread bubble bomb pizza Fizz bang wallop pizza
1pm – 2pm Tantalising tastebuds – chinese noodles Versatile vegetables – rainbow salad wraps
2.30pm – 3.30pm Sensational chocolate & raspberry tiramisu British fruit trifle with sherbet
4pm – 4.45pm British fruit trifle with sherbet Berry cheesecake with candyfloss


Big Events for Little People with Sandra will be in our children’s entertainment marquee daily keeping the little ones entertained with balloon modelling, magic shows, party games, bubbleology, crafts, disco/karaoke and much much more!

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.

From the Mighty Matterhorn to the dodgems & giant teacups there will be plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Once again there will be giant bouncy castles for all to enjoy!


17:00-22:00 A night With Ed Sheeran


Acoustic Stage   Main Stage
1020-1110 Hayley Robinson 1110-1210 Hayley Robinson
1210-1300 Stephen Bucknell 1300-1400 Steph Baker
1400-1450 Pelico 1450-1550 Travis Riley Band
1550-1640 Steph Baker 1550-1630 Man vs Food
1630-1740 The Bad Daddies
1805-1905 Refried Radio
1930-2030 Refried Radio
2050-2145 Repeat Prescription


Acoustic Stage   Main Stage
1020-1110 Sadie Yarwood 1030-1130 Wetherby Stagecoach
1130-1220 Pelico 1140-1240 Chris White Jazz Trio
1250-1340 Chris White Jazz Trio 1340-1430 X Road
1440-1530 Steph Baker 1440-1530 Man vs Food
1630-1700 Steph Baker 1530-1630 The Platitudes
1700-1800 The Ings

This is always great fun to watch and only the most daring give it a go! Challenges range from eating spicy foods to eating the most hotdogs and the famous sweat eating challenges.

Saturday – Mighty Meat Challenge

Sunday – Messy Sweet Challenge (Teams)

Participants can sign up on the day at the Bernie Bumm stall at the side of the main stage.

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 will play host to a night with Ed Sheeran Tribute.




Hot Food, Live Music, Bars & Fun Fair

Adult: £2.00

Child: £1.00



(Producer area closed from 18:00)

Adult: £3.50

Child: £1.50




Adult: £3.50

Child: £1.50

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 will be on site parking for a small fee of £1.50 (weather dependent). We have secured a car park at the main Wetherby roundabout free of charge.

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)

200 Spaces

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



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