Food Fair 2019

We are holding our first ever Food Fair in June!

The fun starts at 6.30pm on Thursday, June 6th when former Great British Bake Off contestants Howard Middleton and Sandy Docherty kick start the festival with a fun masterclass.  Tickets cost £7.50 and includes a drink and a biscuit.  For the next three days (June 7th to 9th 2019), we will be promoting the best food from across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria from 10am until 4pm each day.  During the day we will have lots of food tastings and food and drink masterclasses in a large marquee in the grounds of Country Harvest.  The masterclasses include coffee tasting, how to make gin cocktails, sausage making, breads, cheese tastings, plus lots more.  All daytime events and masterclasses are completely free.

The Food Fair, which is sponsored by Leisure Resorts, also includes  an evening ticketed event on the Saturday – a performance by 27 members of the award winning Leyland Brass Band at 7.30pm. Tickets just £12.50.

We are also looking for our Country Harvest customers to get involved – there’s something for all ages. If you’re a junior baker or a would-be pie taster, READ ON…..



Anyone want to be a pie taster for the afternoon?

If you are interested in being considered for our pie tasting panel – where you will try half a dozen pies including new, unusual flavours and give feedback – please email [email protected]

The tasting panel will be at 2pm on Friday, June 7th, although you need to register your interest before May 6th.

The pie tasting will be led by James Wilson, a veteran pie taster who also organises the World Meat Pie championships. “I was a judge at a pie competition at Country Harvest last year and I can still remember the fantastic pastry and wonderful fillings, so when they approached me about doing a masterclass on one of my favourite things – pies, I couldn’t say no!” said James, who was born and bred in the Dales



Does your son or daughter love watching baking programmes. Is your grandchild glued to Great British Bake Off every year? Then we want to hear from you.

We are holding our first ever Junior Bake Off, where contestants bring their celebration cakes in to be judged by a panel.  The event is being held on Sunday, June 9th where all competitors will be asked to bring their cakes in for 12pm,  ready for judging  at 2pm. All competitors must be aged  11 years or younger and there will be goodie bags, prizes, rosettes and a Best In Show trophy.

To enter all you have to do is:

  1. Decorate two biscuits


  1. Make or/and decorate two cupcakes


  1. Make or/and decorate a Victoria sponge.

If your child would like to enter please email [email protected] before May 15th.

junior bake off pdf