About the Festival & What’s On?


A fabulous two-day festival of food and family fun in Yorkshire’s
award-winning food town – Sat 27 & Sun 28 May!

Set across the streets of Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton Food Lovers Festival is a celebration of the finest Yorkshire produce and cooking.

The 2017 festival is set to be the biggest yet. Expect heaving stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, Levi Roots, Prue Leith and other celebrity chefs, demos, cookery lessons and much much more!

Enjoy craft beer and cider at the festival bar, live music at the festival party and family entertainment for all!

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Get your hands on Yorkshire’s famous produce at the stalls and street food area and enjoy tasting the very best of God’s own county!

Malton Food Fest is not just the biggest in the North, but the best – and certainly the most fun – anywhere! Prue Leith

It’s a real family festival so enjoy top family entertainment, live music, kids cookery, vintage fair ground and more. Malton’s huge two-day festival of food and family fun is unmissable!

The Festival is free to enter with a variety of special ticketed events
Parking* is £5 per day

What’s On?

The Inntravel & Yorkshire Baker Cookery Theatre – Levi Roots and Prue Leith are Back!

Enjoy a host of celebrity faces, food writers and local chefs plus many more entertaining with their culinary magic in the Inntravel & Yorkshire Baker Cookery Theatre at the Milton Rooms.

There will also be the NFU ‘Kitchen Question Time’ with a celebrity guest panel.

Info & tickets

Made in Malton Artisan Food Tour

Festival Bar

Featuring ‘Made In Malton’ brewery Brass Castle, Sloe Motion and Orchards of Hustwaite, the festival bar has an amazing array of craft ale, cider, dark beer, light beer – you name it! There’s also a fantastic range of wine, champagne and cocktails – something for everyone!

One of the most popular aspects of the festival and now with the live music stage running till 10pm on Saturday.

Street Food & Festival Party!

Saturday night (5pm-10pm) sees the return of the Festival party which is one of the newest and most popular additions to the festival weekend. Levi Roots and his 12 piece band will be closing Saturday night on the main stage!! With the festival bar running late you can enjoy great drinks, top live bands on stage and amazing street food.

Put on your dancing shoes – there’ll be reggae reggae dancing in the streets!

Malton Food lovers festival party

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Stalls and Street Food

Central to the festival’s success has always been the excellent stalls and amazing Yorkshire street food.

This year we have more stalls than ever offering the widest possible selection of fine Yorkshire produce. See, savour and select delicious morsels to fill your larder. So many flavours – so much choice!

More Info

Family Entertainment

The festival has always been a family event and this year there’s even more to do! With a kids’ area, live music, kids’ cookery, a competition stage, vintage fairground, and the Talbot Yard Food Court there is plenty to explore and entertain the whole family.

For budding chefs the Festival is a wonderful introduction to the fun world of food and drink!

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Talbot Yard Food Court

The Talbot Yard Food Court is home to top artisan producers who will open their doors all weekend. See ice cream made, bread baked, coffee roasted and fresh pasta shaped!

With a BBQ from Talbot Yard butcher Paul Potts and a seating area for visitors, you can enjoy Talbot Yard all day! Explore, taste and buy your way round these amazing ‘Made in Malton’ producers!

The Festival is free to enter with a variety of special ticketed events
Parking* is £5 per day

Malton has a magic all of its own. Much of it comes from the streets of this fine, handsome and historic town with real heart and soul. But it's the people – from producers to visitors to the brass band – that make this festival unique. It's one of the best food festivals in the country. Tom Parker Bowles


Fri 26 – 5pm to 10pm (Festival bar only)

Sat 27 – 9am to 10pm

Sun 28 – 9am to 10pm
(Festival bar only 5pm-10pm)



* Parking is subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis

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