Great British Food Festival announced at Harewood House with street food, live music and chef demos

Harewood House has announced it will host the Great British Food Festival next month.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 11:45 am

The event will run during the late May Bank Holiday weekend, from Saturday May 29 to Monday May 31.

From hand-crafted burgers to delicately spiced curries, there will be 100 'best of British' producers and street food vendors. Many stalls will offer gluten-free and nut free options, as well as sweet treats.

There will be celebrity chef demos, talks, kids cookery lessons, live music, a ‘Cake Off’ competition and ‘Men v Food’ challenges, a BBQ stage and a new ‘Grow your Own’ Stage at the event.

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Harewood House has announced it will host the Great British Food Festival next month

Organiser Daniel Maycock said: "I think we can all agree last year was rubbish, and the events industry was hit pretty hard – we had to cancel our whole year of events, and as a small company that was a real blow.

"I also felt really sorry for a lot of our stalls holders, who could no longer sell their products at markets and events, as well as all our suppliers – small, local companies that we use to bring in things like site power, toilets, and stewarding, were all really badly hit, but we are excited to be back, we hope people will want to come out and support events again.

"We are just really looking forward to seeing people again and feeling that atmosphere which only comes from live events."

Covid-secure measures will be in place at the event, including advanced tickets with timed slot entry, one way systems, hand sanitiser stations around site and extra cleaning staff on site.

Daniel added: "‘We are doing everything required and more to make the events Covid secure, we have the ‘Good to Go’ award and have implemented a number of changes for this year.

"We feel we have made the events really safe, best of all they are all outside in the fresh air, so people can relax and enjoy the surroundings with some great food and drink".

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