<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Yorkshire Life today click here

Summer food festivals on the Yorkshire coast

PUBLISHED: 00:00 12 May 2017

Ideas galore at seaside food festivals

Ideas galore at seaside food festivals

Archant

Fresh, local produce is always available along the Yorkshire coast, but if you’re looking for a bit of extra inspiration, here are a few foodie festivals to get your taste buds buzzing.

Seafest

Scarborough’s annual Seafest (July 21st-23rd) on West Pier and in its 19th year, is a cornucopia of local seafood, part of a weekend celebrating the area’s maritime heritage. The festival attracts in excess of 25,000 visitors over the weekend and provides the perfect opportunity to showcase businesses and products.

There are foodie stalls aplenty, with free cookery demos by leading Yorkshire chefs, and a real ale and beer festival hosted by the Great Yorkshire Brewery in Cropton. Hear live music, see Maritime Heritage boats and displays, be entertained by live street theatre plus children’s arts workshops and a grand firework display on Saturday night!

scarboroughseafest.com

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival

The Eat Yorkshire Food Festival takes place in Filey every June, August and October with stalls and street food demos overlooking the town’s stunning seven-mile sandy beach. The stalls this year include artisan breads, pates, pies, local honey, homemade cakes, marshmallows, chocolate, cheeses, coffee, granola, fudge, jams, marmalades, chilli sauces, Yorkshire rapeseed oils, award-winning puddings, jerk chicken, Russian cuisine, hog roast, ale, cider and sloe drinks bars.

The festival takes place three times throughout the year over a weekend. Last year’s event proved to be a big hit in Filey which is why it has come back for another year. It’s suitable for the whole family - yet another reason to have a break at the coast.

eat-yorkshire.co.uk

Summer Festival

Bridlington Old Town’s Summer Festival (June 10th-11th) has the finest examples of local produce – and gives you the perfect excuse to visit the harbour and indulge in the daily catch.

bridlingtonoldtown.com

There’s the wonderfully-named Fish. Fillet. Feast! – a one-day celebration (June 18th) of local fish that’s hosted in villages along the coastline of the North York Moors, including Saltburn, Staithes, Runswick Bay, Sandsend and Robin Hood’s Bay organised by Scarborough-based arts development company Create on behalf of the North York Moors National Park Authority

Local fishermen and chefs will be showing visitors how to catch and prepare freshly-caught fish such as mackerel and cod before barbecuing and serving tastings to visitors.

Restaurants and cafés will also be creating and serving a special Fish. Fillet. Feast! dish to showcase the delicious bounty that is landed along North Yorkshire’s coastline.

The fish theme continues during the celebration with artists and photographers exhibiting a range of arts and crafts that have been inspired by the coast, and street performers and musicians adding to the entertainment.

Catriona McLees North York Moors National Park Authority head of promotion and tourism says: ‘For centuries, fishing was at the heart of community life along the coast with the fishermen venturing out in coble boats and wives making nets and gansey sweaters for their menfolk.

‘Today, the sea offers an abundant array of fish from mackerel through to lobsters and brown crabs, and fishing is undergoing a renaissance here particularly as more people are seeking out locally-caught, seasonal food.

‘It’s great to see so many local businesses coming together to celebrate their heritage and showcase the simple delights of eating freshly-caught and cooked fish.”

The day runs from 11am until 7pm and most of the events will be free of charge. Timings of events will vary and there will be different activities happening in each village.

northyorkmoors.org.uk

6 of the best food trails and tours in Yorkshire

A mini-guide to food festivals in Yorkshire

Instagram for foodies – Yorkshire Coast

More from Food & Drink

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Take a look at some of the finest hampers available in the county.

Read more
Christmas
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Plans are already underway for a packed festive period at The Butchers Arms in Hepworth.

Read more
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

These ginger biscuits are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside – Christmas never tasted so good! Will you cover your tree in baubles or will it look like it has come straight from the forest? It doesn’t matter, as long as you enjoy decorating it.

Read more
Christmas

Ad Feature: Tapasya

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Indian dining with a twist awaits diners at Tapasya, located on Beverley High Road in Hull, and Tapasya@Marina. Both are run by Tapan Mahapatra and Mukesh Tirkoti, who are committed to providing the 2017 City of Culture with a foodie experience like no other…

Read more
Monday, November 6, 2017

The Yorkshire food industry gathered at Rudding Park in Harrogate to celebrate the best of the county

Read more
Friday, October 13, 2017

One of the most exciting new openings in Leeds launches its autumn menu. Photographer Andy Bulmer highlights the artistic offering.

Read more
Yorkshire Restaurants Leeds
Monday, October 9, 2017

Busy Bake Off star heads to the Flavours Food Festival in Elsecar and launches a new Christmas book.

Read more
Friday, October 6, 2017

A specialist Ryedale grower marks its milestone anniversary with a trio of celebratory dishes

Read more
Yorkshire Food
Friday, September 29, 2017

A town comes together to support its food, drink and hospitality businesses

Read more
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

There’s always room for more when it comes to mushrooms, as Jo Haywood discovers.

Read more
Yorkshire Food
Monday, September 25, 2017

The winners of the 2017 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony at Rudding Park, Harrogate

Read more
Friday, September 15, 2017

Delicious food served in a relaxed yet stylish setting, Barkers 1882 Bistro is the perfect dining experience to enjoy with your family and friends.

Read more
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pie & Steak night every Tuesday at the Bay Horse.

Read more
Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Rudding Park Hotel will be serving up some delicious dishes at our annual event on September 25th

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory




Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad
Yorkshire Life Application Link

Local Business Directory

Yorkshire's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Property Search