Saturday, 24th June 2017, 00:00 AM - Sunday, 25th June 2017, 00:00 AM

On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June celebrity bakers Paul Hollywood and Candice Brown will appear at The Make & Bake Festival, Ripley Castle

Be entertained by the celebrities, pick up some crafty tools, tasty treats and lovely products from the handpicked exhibitors.

It’s a chance to learn a new skill like stone carving and chocolate making, or visit an educational class to be taught how to knit, arrange flowers, model with icing or upcycle your unwanted furniture.

The event takes place in the stunning grounds of Ripley Castle, Harrogate, who are looking forward to hosting the inaugural Make & Bake Festival.

Over 10,000 people are expected to attend the Summer outdoor event and take part in the interactive workshops and demonstrations or just enjoy a weekend of eating, drinking and shopping.

Nigel Brown and his Cookery Academy will be joining the festival line-up to give visitors free cooking workshops and over 10 chefs have been brought in to show off their gastronomic recipes in our Local Chefs Cookery Theatre as spectators listen to where the food comes from, how to get the best out of your pots and pans and watch four chefs go head to head in a cook off without prior knowledge of the ingredients they have to use!

You will also get the chance to ‘explore the magic of wine’ with our wine tasting demonstrations.

It’s a weekend family event and there’s plenty for the children to do, from the Vintage Fun Fair and educational talks about birds of prey to cupcake icing workshops and cookie decorating – the event has it all!

All this plus live music and entertainment makes The Make & Bake Festival a must when planning your 2017 calendar.

Tickets are available online now from

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