Sedbergh Food & Drink Festival to become an annual event

Sedbergh Food Festival FDMB North West

From this spring, the Sedbergh Food Festival is to to become an annual fixture, cementing the towns long and proud tradition of producing quality food and drink. The Festival will take place on 27th & 28th April.

Alongside farmers rearing traditional breeds of cattle there is also an abundance of producers making all manner of traditional cheeses, butters, vinegars, jams, preserves and artisan breads and cakes. We had best not forget about the brewers making a huge array of local beers and local distillers concocting gins, vodkas and even whisky using foraged local ingredients.

James Ratcliffe, Chairman of Sedbergh Chamber of Trade, said: ‘’Sedbergh is well known as England’s Book Town, but people aren’t aware of the strong food-producing traditions of the area. We want to change that and establish the Sedbergh Food and Drink Festival as a firm fixture in the Dales food and drink calendar. Sedbergh and the surrounding areas are traditional farming communities, home to some amazing food and drink producers and we want to support them. Sedbergh has a real opportunity to use the Food and Drink Festival to support, nurture and grow the reputation of the Western Dales as a food-producing area and showcase the amazing produce that is created here.’’

Heather Thomas, Project Manager for the Sedbergh Chamber of Trade and Business, said: ‘’It’s great to see Sedbergh establishing itself as a foodie hub and I can’t wait to see the delights on offer at this year’s Food and Drink Festival.’’

For producers wishing to make enquiries about booking a stall please contact: or call 015396 20125