For those who love food, this short guide will help you to decide how to spend your free time this July.

Wetherby Food Festival – Friday 10th – Sunday 12th July 

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Following last year’s success, Wetherby Food Festival takes shape again this weekend, celebrating the best of local produce. There will be something for the whole family to enjoy, including a big screen for those who want to enjoy being immersed in the atmosphere of the festival and still not miss a moment of Wimbledon.

Bridlington Seafood Festival – Saturday 11th July

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This weekend, Bridlington hosts Bridlington Seafood Festival to celebrate the fruits of their shores. A popular holiday destination for UK holiday goers, Bridlington provides the perfect backdrop for this event with its typically British beach, fresh seafood and Yorkshire charm.

Pontefract Liquorice Festival – Sunday 12th July

Date:13th July 2014.Picture James Hardisty, (JH1004/45b). Pontefract Liquorice Festival, Pictured Street entertainment by Skiband.

For those among us with a sweet tooth, Pontefract Liquorice Festival is the ideal opportunity to indulge in the endless variations of liquorice-related treats. Pontefract prides itself on being the Yorkshire home of the liquorice plant, which this festival aims to celebrate.

Otley Food and Drink Festival – Sunday 12th July


Otley is recognised as one of Yorkshire’s finest market towns. This weekend, it’s set to showcase and celebrate the beauty of its market produce at Otley Food and Drink Festival, amongst an array of other local produce in this corner of Yorkshire.

The Great Yorkshire Show – Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July

Great Yorkshire Show

Renowned for being the finest showcase of agricultural produce in the UK, the Great Yorkshire Show promises a fun day out for all. From cooking demonstrations to simply perusing the Food Hall to see what it has to offer, it is the ultimate event to sample anything and everything Yorkshire.


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