Sample a taste of Christmas at the Beverley Minster Festival of Food and Drink

More than 70 stalls offering the finest local produce within the beautiful Beverley Minster

The Christmas Festival of Food and Drink being held inside Beverley Minster this Saturday 26th November will bring together the very best in local food businesses and community groups.

With more than 70 stalls offering the finest local produce, charity stalls, entertainment, festive cookery demos and presentations, the event’s theme is very much ‘keep it local’.

Mayor of Beverley Cllr Rob Begnett explained more: “Beverley has so much to offer, and this event provides a great showcase for local producers and growers, community groups, charities and entertainers. This truly is a community event and by keeping it free to attend, it’s open to everyone, residents and tourists alike to enjoy. I would encourage people to come along and support these local companies.”

The event is organised by Beverley Town Council in association with Beverley Minster. Speaking about the event, Vicar of Beverley Minster Rev Jeremy Fletcher said: “The Christmas Festival of Food and Drink has become one of the highlights of the Minster’s year. To see this ancient place full of bustle, and to smell and taste the superb food and drink on offer is a real treat. It’s a celebration of good, local, sustainable and enjoyable food and drink, in an amazing setting.”

The Beverley Christmas Festival of Food & Drink on Saturday 26th November from 10am to 3.30pm is all set for a fun, festive day for the whole family to enjoy.

Beverley Town Council are very proud that this event won the East Yorkshire Local Food Network, Best Food and Drink event 2016 and was a finalist in the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourists Awards for small event.

There will be over 60 stalls and entertainment includes performances by Beverley Brass Band, Beverley Community Choir, Beverley Ukelele Group, the Grinnigogs Medieval music & storytelling, Tony Peers Productions Aladdin and talks and demonstrations will be given by Wold Top Beers, Laurel Vines, Filmore and Union, Broken Blossom Florists, and Lakeland Kitchenware.

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The Town Clerk, Helen Watson said, ‘’There is something for everyone at the Festival; the Beverley Westwood Lions will be bringing Santa to the event in his sleigh at 10am. There will be lots for families to enjoy from meeting Santa, to taking part in medieval storytelling, to decorating festive treats and learning how to make the perfect Christmas Lunch with award winning Chef Chris Harrison from ‘Shoot the Bull’.

We are especially looking forward to the strolling Mediaeval Grinnigog minstrels and the visit from the panto-land of Aladdin, along with sampling the delicious local food and drink products on offer. Christmas celebrations start in Beverley this weekend with the food festival on Saturday and the Christmas Lights being switched on taking place on Sunday. It will be a really festive community weekend to enjoy.’’

The Beverley Town Council stall will be selling the new Beverley Calendar 2017 in support of local charity: N.U.R.S.E. In addition, there will charity stalls, and the Minster shop will be open for the sale of Christmas cards and gifts. The demo and entertainment programme is on the website.

  • 10:00 OFFICIAL OPENING with Mayor of Beverley Councillor Robert Begnett
    Grinigogs – Medieval storytelling & music
  • 10.30am ‘How to decorate festive delight cakes’ -workshop by Lakeland
    Grinigogs Medieval music
  • 11.00am Medieval Story Telling
    Beverley Community Choir
  • 11.30am Christmas made easy
    Grinigogs Medieval festive music
  • 12.00pm ‘The art of local wine making & tasting’ by Laurel Vines
    Beverley Community Choir
  • 12.30pm ‘The art of nutritional juicing’ by Filmore & Union
    A visit from the Tony Peers pantoland of Aladdin
  • 1.00pm ‘The art of brewing beer’ by Wold Top Brewery
    Beverley Ukelele Group plays festive songs
  • 1.30pm ‘Christmas Cookie decorating’ with Lakeland
    A visit from the Tony Peers pantoland of Aladdin
  • 2.00pm  ‘Welcome to Christmas festive arrangement’ by Broken Blossom Florists
    Beverley Ukelele Group plays festive songs
  • 2.30pm Medieval music and Story Telling – Grinigogs
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