Malton Food Lovers Festival predicted to be the biggest yet when it makes a welcome return this year

The Malton Food Lovers Festival will make a welcome return later this year following a 2020 hiatus during the national Covid lockdown.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 12:55 pm
The Malton Food Lovers Festival will take place in August.

The festival will blend in the treasured Harvest Food Festival, which previously took place in September, and also coincides with Beertown to create one show-stopping gastronomic event for the town.

The festival, taking place from August 28-30, is predicted to be the biggest yet, welcoming food and drink aficionados in their thousands to savour delicious produce from hundreds of independent and artisan producers.

Tom Naylor-Leyland, director of Visit Malton, says: “It’s been a challenging time for everyone this past year, so we’re thrilled to be hosting the 2021 Malton Food Lovers Festival in August.

“We’ve had to move the date from our traditional Spring Bank Holiday weekend because of the ongoing lockdown but we’re working to ensure the event will be as safe as possible, even after the lockdown measures are lifted.

“It’s a true privilege to be able to host this year’s Festival as it was sorely missed last year. It’s a celebration of good food, top quality produce and most of all, the very best of Yorkshire.

“We can’t wait for visitors to come along and see everything Malton has to offer!”

The event is free to attend, and a Park and Ride is available at each entrance to Malton from the A64, with a free shuttle bus service and on hand to take people to the festival.