Ilkley Food & Drink Festival


Ilkley, brace yourselves… We're gearing up for our 5TH ANNIVERSARY! 

We’re returning to this stunning riverside location for 2024 on June 15th & 16th, with brand NEW production & fresh entertainment across the weekend 

But hold onto your hats, Ilkley isn't just a backdrop – it's a town with tales! Did you know that Ilkley was once a spa town with visitors flocking for the healing properties of its waters? While we won't promise healing waters at our festival, we guarantee a fantastic day out!

Imagine this: casually sipping a cold drink, savouring mouth-watering treats, and immersing yourself in the live entertainment. But wait, there's more coming your way…

 NEW: Tribute Acts (TBA) – You had a taste of the tribute last year and they went down a storm. Well, we’ve lined up some more incredible tributes for you. Stay tuned!
 NEW: Weird & Wonderful Production - As you'll know, our production borders on OTT. We're preparing to push that a wee bit further in 2024. That’s all we’re allowed to say for now.

Pull up a deckchair, grab a drink and soak up the warm atmosphere!

What's Included? 

 Live Chef Demos (Minimum of 8 Demo's over the 2 days)
 Live Music (Minimum of 12 acts over 2 days)
 Explore the Artisan Markets (Fresh baked Cakes, Cheese & Aromatic Sauces to name a few)
 Access the Street Food Arena (From tasty Taco’s to Bao Buns and Pulled Pork)
 Independent Bars (Including an Ale House, Speciality Cider, Rum, Gin & Wine Bars)
 A Full Ale House – Including Ales, IPA’s, Lagers & Cask favourites
 FREE Live Entertainment/Performing Arts – 6 shows per day
 FREE Festival Programmes
 FREE Kids Activities
 FREE Parking
 Furniture Dotted Around Site to Lounge on
 Fun Fair & Inflatable Land
 Art Displays
 Mobile Educational Farm
 Wacky Roaming Entertainment & Comedy - Chefs on stilts riding bicycles, anyone?
 “Fab day out with all the family with a buzzing atmosphere” – Echoing the satisfaction of a seasoned festival-goer.

…Come join the fun!

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Public Transport:Nearest train station: Braford Railway StationNearest bus station: Braford Bus Station

Ilkley Food & Drink Festival

Type:Food / Drink Festival

East Holmes Fields, Ilkley, Bradford, LS29 9EU

Opening Times

Season (15 June 2024 - 16 June 2024)
Saturday10:00 - 20:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:00

* Artisan Market stalls may close from 5pm.

What's Nearby

  1. Riverside Gardens is a popular place for families to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

    0.23 miles away
  2. Situated within the beautiful surroundings of the Wharfe Valley, one of Ilkley's oldest…

    0.28 miles away
  3. The location of All Saints’ Parish Church Ilkley, originally, the site of the Roman fort…

    0.28 miles away
  4. Behind the Flying Duck pub is an old barn that has been restored into a micro-brewery and…

    0.29 miles away
  1. The Tinker Gallery opened in April 2022 with an exhibition of contemporary and original…

    0.31 miles away
  2. The River Wharfe is an ideal place for a walk or stroll and is popular for fly fishing. …

    0.39 miles away
  3. The museum contains one of the finest private collections of toys in the Country.

    0.43 miles away
  4. Darwin Gardens Millennium Green is a place where people can relax, children can play and…

    0.68 miles away
  5. Middleton Woods is a popular favourite throughout the year.

    0.72 miles away
  6. White Wells Spa Baths situated high on Ilkley Moor, take to the waters or drop in for a…

    0.91 miles away
  7. Ilkley Moor is the perfect place not only to appreciate the panoramic views, but to also…

    0.94 miles away
  8. High on Ilkley Moor the Cow and Calf Rocks are a large rock formation consisting of an…

    1.15 miles away
  9. National Trust owned historic house, garden, shop and tearoom. This award winning…

    4.46 miles away
  10. Prince of Wales Park near Bingley has a variety of footpaths through wooded grounds, with…

    5.06 miles away
  11. The Keighley Bus Museum Trust hosts a magnificent collection of vintage vehicles.

    5.15 miles away
  12. An 18th century engineering masterpiece, the Five Rise Locks are one of the 'seven…

    5.17 miles away
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